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. We hope you will find this information helpful, including the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in North America's brand strategy as identified in our Brand Guidelines booklet, which will be available soon.


Guidelines: Church trademarks, such as "Seventh-day Adventist," "Adventist," and "Ministry," may be used only in... More

Seventh-day Adventist Church Web Sites

The presence of Seventh-day Adventist churches, offices, and institutions around the world has established a global recognition for the Church.... More

God’s Call to Live in Healing and Harmony

The North American Division stands in support of the principles outlined in the General Conference statement, “One Humanity: A Human Relations Statement Addressing Racism, Casteism, Tribalism, and Ethnocentrism.” This document offers a biblical response to the issues specific to the NAD, contextualizes the “One Humanity” document into the North American setting, and faithfully reflects the biblical understanding of social justice and Christian responsibility. ... More

North American Division Statement Regarding the Doctrine of Discovery

From its inception, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has sought to reflect Christ’s ministry of healing and reconciliation. Our commitment is driven by unchanging biblical truths about God’s character and His relationship with humanity... More

Responding to Changing Cultural Attitudes Regarding Homosexual and Other Alternative Sexual Practices

VOTED, To adopt the Guidelines for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Responding to Changing Cultural Attitudes Regarding Homosexual and Other...

North American Division Statement on Human Sexuality

North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists stands in full support of the General Conference guidelines regarding human sexuality...

A Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Music

God has woven music into the very fabric of His creation. When He made all things "the morning stars sang together and the angels shouted for... More

Employer and Employee Relationships

Introduction: Seventh-day Adventist church members, entities, and institutions are located in nearly every political and legal system of the world.... More

Engaging in Global Mission

NOTE: The following guidelines were developed by the Global Mission Issues Committee (ADCOM-S) and edited by the Biblical Research Institute. These...More

AIDS Epidemic

Rationale: The global epidemic of AIDS profoundly impacts the worldwide gospel mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Church leaders are called... More


Working Environment - The General Conference recognizes its responsibility to all employees to maintain a working environment free from harassment.... More

Sexual Harassment

Personal Conduct: Employees of denominational organizations are to exemplify the Christ-like life and should avoid all appearance of wrong doing.... More


Many contemporary societies have faced conflict over the morality of abortion.* Such conflict also has affected large numbers within Christianity who... More

Use of Tithe

Introduction: God's plan for the support of His work on this earth is through the tithe and freewill offerings of His people. The tithe is the main... More

Immunization Guidelines

We are not the conscience of the individual church member, and recognize individual choices. The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the dogma nor the doctrine... More