The Seventh-day Adventist Church affirms the commitment and objectives of its Health Ministry aiming to achieve the well being of its members and the communities it serves, and improving global health.*
The General Conference of Seventhday
Adventists reiterates its commitment to
the principles of human dignity and equity,
social justice, freedom, self-determination,
access to clean food and water, and nondiscriminatory
universal access to available
health care. Through its ministry of preaching,
teaching, healing, and discipling the
Church seeks to represent the mission of
Jesus Christ in such a way as to be:
1. Regarded globally as teaching a wholistic model of evidence based healthful living in primary health care.
2. Seen at all times as a trusted, transparent ally of organizations with compatible goals and vision, in alleviating suffering and addressing basic health and well-being.
3. Recognized for the unconditional scope of its embrace of all persons seeking this basic health and well-being.
4. Involved not only administratively but
also functionally at every level including
each congregation and church member in
this ministry of health and healing.
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