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Departments

Departments are functional subdivisions of the denominational work on various administrative levels of the church. They are arranged to promote and guide specific areas of denominational activities. In their respective territories, each union and conference (administrative units) has departments in the same or similar categories, which work under their executive committee with the aid and guidance of the General Conference and division departments. The structure of departments was created during the last major organizational readjustment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1901.

 

ADRA

ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a humanitarian agency that rehabilitates communities and enhances the quality of life and well-being of individuals through its financial, material and technical resources. ADRA is active in many developing countries and provides aid to the extremely deprived.

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Chaplaincy Ministries

Chaplaincy Ministries

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) is comprised of trained chaplains, from diverse backgrounds, who are committed to Jesus-Christ and the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These men and women desire to help people in the sites where they minister and share with them the soon coming of Jesus.

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Adventist Mission

Adventist Mission

The Office of Adventist Mission was founded in 2005, merging Global Mission and Mission Awareness together in one office. Its purpose is to further the Global Mission objective of carrying the gospel to unreached areas, and to promote the importance of mission and raise vital financial support.

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Adventist Possibility Ministries

Adventist Possibility Ministries

Adventist Possibility Ministries seek to bring wholeness to all in a world that is broken. This ministry has a unique opportunity of not only proclaiming, but also emphasizing the value and dignity of each person.

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Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

Children’s Ministries is about developing the faith of children ages birth to fourteen. While Sabbath School provides religious education once a week, Children’s Ministries looks at the whole child and seeks to provide multiple ministries that will lead them to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him.

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Communication-Public Relations

Communication-Public Relations

The mission statement of the Communication Department is: building bridges of hope. This we will accomplish by reaching the diverse church audiences, both inside and outside of the church.

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Education

Education

The Education Department was established as a major setting for religious education in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It exists to teach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to our children and youth.

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Family Ministries

Family Ministries

The Department of Family Ministries focuses on people in relationships within the church and community, in the context of family living.

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Health Ministries

Health Ministries

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that originally man was made in the image of God. The entrance of sin into the world marred that image resulting in a separation of man from his Maker, causing damage physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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Ministerial Association

Ministerial Association

The Ministerial Association serves pastors, pastors' families, local church elders, company leaders, and Ministerial Association Secretaries.

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Personal Ministries

Personal Ministries

Personal Ministries is a combination of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department which encompasses the areas of outreach and evangelism

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Public Affairs and Religious Liberty

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) supports religious liberty internationally as one of the fundamental principles of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and as a God-given right. PARL represents the world headquarters of the Church on government issues, has an office at the United Nations, and hosts many diplomatic meetings to reinforce relations between the Church and different countries.

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Publishing

Publishing

The Publishing Department works closely with other mass media like radio, TV and internet. Together we work to spread the good news of the soon-coming Lord Jesus Christ, bringing redemption, healing and a new future perspective: Eternity.

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Sabbath School

Sabbath School

Sabbath School is the primary religious education system of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has four main purposes: 1. Study of the Scriptures; 2. Fellowship; 3. Community outreach; 4. World mission emphasis.

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Ministerial Spouses Association

Ministerial Spouses Association

Shepherdess is a program founded by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists under the auspices of the Ministerial Association to meet the specific needs of ministers’ spouses.



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Spirit of Prophecy

Spirit of Prophecy

God has given His church many gifts. By the Spirit of Prophecy the Lord intends to lead, to guide and in a special way to encourage His followers in their journey to the Promised Land.

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Stewardship

Stewardship

The mission of the Stewardship Department is to emphasize the lordship of Jesus Christ, to enhance the integration of the gospel into the Christian lifestyle

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Trust Services and Planned Giving

Trust Services and Planned Giving

A specialized ministry at every level of the church whereby individuals and families may give their continuing support to God's work through wills, trusts, annuities, and other special gifts.

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Women's Ministries

Women's Ministries

The Department of Women's Ministries exists to uphold, encourage and challenge Adventist Women in their pilgrimage as disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His world church. Our mission: uplifting Christ in the church and in the world

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Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

The focus of the EUD Youth Department is to spiritually, morally and physically equip and empower our church youth to recognize their place in the Church and to encourage them to share the love of Jesus leading others into a saving relationship with Him.

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