About Our Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 20 million members worldwide which includes more than 1.2 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.

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church was born out of the Millerite movement of the 1840s when thousands of Christians searched for greater understanding of biblical prophecy...

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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.

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Organizational Structure

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.

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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.

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NAD Unity in Mission and Church Policy

Resources, documents, information on policy, videos, and more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

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North American Division Map

Learn more about the North American Division by looking at our map of territories, including Bermuda, Canada, Guam/Micronesia and the United States.