The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 17 million adult members worldwide which includes more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
This compilation of Official Guidelines comes in response to frequently asked questions - "What does the church say about? ..." These inquiries come from among our own believers, church pastors and the general public or media.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church government. This means authority in the Church comes from the membership of local churches. Executive responsibility is given to representative bodies and officers to govern the Church.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.