Human minds from the greatest to the most simple are constantly stretched in the attempt to understand our universe. Creation provided an abundance of food. Our nutritional needs were not merely supplied, but eating would form the context for joy and fellowship.
Relationships of love and mutual respect have always been a part of our Creators plan for us as well. In the harmonious balance between a healthy mind, a strong body and meaningful relationships that result in a joyful spirit, Seventh-day Adventists see vitality at its best.
Of course we live in a world that has broken away from fully reflecting the Creator's original design. The gap between where we were meant to be and where we find our world and ourselves is what we call sin.
The good news is that the same power that created our world created a solution to the problem of sin: Jesus. He is the one who said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
Seventh-day Adventists believe that while we live in a broken world we can still have lives that reflect vitality.
You are invited to learn more about what we understand to be the purpose of a healthy body, an enlightened mind and a joyful spirit that is reflected in healthy relationships.
Jesus made a profound statement about children when He told His disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs”
The Seventh-day Adventist Church began like a Silicon Valley start-up—led by young people with vision and passion for a cause.
During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He valued the contributions of women and elevated their status.
Throughout history families have formed the basic unit of society. Seventh-day Adventist author and church co-founder Ellen White wrote: “The family tie is the closest, the most tender and sacred, of any on earth.”
Seventh-day Adventists believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves.
When it comes to learning, our multifaceted lives require a multifaceted approach, and Adventists aim to provide the complete package. Education is not only about learning for the sake of intellectual growth.