The mission of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is "To reach North America and the world with the distinctive, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness.”
We desire to extend Christ’s ministry to the world around us. We believe that “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’ ” (Ministry of Healing, p. 143)
Hope and Wholeness
HOPE. Our Church has been charged to reach all people within our territory with a message illustrated by Sanctuary truths, modeled in the life of Christ, communicated by the prophets throughout the ages and succinctly expressed in the Three Angel’s Messages of Revelation 14:6–12. This special, Christ-centered message points prophetically to His second coming—a concept that is embroidered in our very name, Seventh-day Adventists!
WHOLENESS. Our distinctive, Christ-centered message not only points toward the future—it adds “more abundant life” to the present! Hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of our Adventist message of health—health of body, mind, and spirit. Sabbath rest nourishes the soul. Our ideas of education and community development involve the harmonious development of the whole person—physical, mental, spiritual, and social—extending from life on this earth through eternity.
Every great accomplishment in history, both within the church and without, was preceded by a disciplined plan. “It is essential,” Ellen White wrote, “to labor with order, following an organized plan and a definite object” (Manuscript 24, 1887). Every church organization and ministry should have a clearly defined strategy that everyone knows and embraces. The Six Building Blocks represent our strategic priorities.
The mission of a church is its purpose. “It is a sin,” Ellen White states, “to be heedless, purposeless, and indifferent in any work in which we may engage, but especially in the work of God” (RH, March 18, 1884). Mission is the purpose. It’s like the destination of a trip. Knowing the destination helps plan and guide the trip. Is the mission of your church organization crystal-clear?
Everything God does is “Exhibit A.” In order to rightly represent Him, can His church on earth be anything less than best-in-class? As the world sees that we are the “head and not the tail” (Deut. 28:13), they will glorify the Father which is in heaven (Matt 5:16). The ultimate purpose of excellence, therefore, is to give glory to God (Rev. 14:6).
We are a religious organization that serves church members and Adventist institutions in Bermuda, Guam-Micronesia, Canada, and the United States. As part of our service, we take Jesus' words in Matthew 24:14 to heart: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." We look forward to Jesus' coming and strive to help those in North America and beyond learn of Jesus' love, His gift of Salvation to all people, and how to be ready for His return. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.
Seventh-day Adventists strive daily to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ to become more like Him. The heart of our mission is to help others realize the hope found in experiencing a personal relationship with a living God and loving Saviour, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return. For a list of links to various types and styles of Bible study — in the form of online Bible studies, a newsletter, online videos, and printed Bible study lessons or Bible study CD ROMs available by postal mail, CLICK HERE.
Core Values of REACH
Revival & Transformation
Connecting with God through public and personal worship
Education for Discipleship
Every youth and adult learning, growing, and becoming more like Christ
Alignment Within the Church
Connecting effectively within our diverse church family
Community Outreach & Evangelism
Connecting with our communities—sharing hope and wholeness
Healthy Leadership & Management
God’s stewards insisting on personal and church-wide excellence
PDF Resource of The Annual Report of the North American Division Strategic Plan:
Videos on the Six Building Blocks: