United for Mission


Children's Ministries

Work for children began in 1863 when Adelia Patten wrote a two-year series of lessons for children.

Communication Department

The General Conference Communication department started with one man.

Ministerial Association

The Ministerial Association was formed with a charter to collect information relating to the work and problems of ministers.

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty

To promote and defend Religious Freedom for all and everywhere and to contribute to the recognition of the Church as a Christian Church following the Bible Teachings.


The Secretariat of the General Conference was inaugurated at the same time the General Conference itself was established.


Since the 1840s and 1850s, Seventh-day Adventists have recognized the importance of responsibly managing God’s resources.


Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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