Our mission is providing strategic leadership,
support, and resources
to our conferences and national entities
to achieve our shared vision.
In our leadership role we will:
- Foster unity
“Adventist” refers to our belief in the second advent or the literal second-coming of Jesus.
The Second Advent
We operate one of the largest educational systems in the world. Our worldwide system provides elementary, secondary, and higher education programs including graduate and post graduate as well as medical arts.
In Canada, we operate 46 schools (K-12) with over 3300 students and more than 290 teachers. Among these are Parkview Adventist Academy (grades 10-12) in Alberta, and Kingsway College (grades 9-12) in Ontario, both providing boarding facilities and a work study program. Burman University, located in Alberta, offers accredited under-graduate degrees and certificated programs in a number of disciplines.
Many local churches operate Community Centers that provide food and clothing to those in need. Family life counselling and other programs are also offered to assist those wishing to overcome drug addiction and alcohol or tobacco dependence.
Quality of Life
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America seeks to enhance the quality of life, both for its members and for those not part of its fellowship. “Quality of Life” is a concept that pervades Seventh-day Adventist belief. Adventists teach that no act, word or deed is too small to be transformed by the grace of God. Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life. Everything–the way we live, think, speak, eat, care for our bodies, treat each other, and care for the world around us–is part of God’s design and plan for improved quality of life. Nothing about the quality of our lives escapes our Father’s attention or care.
The fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church come from our understanding of the grace of Christ and directly address the general theme of quality of life.