Sabbath School and Personal Ministry
Sabbath School is discipleship through religious education-and so much more. In seeking to meet the spiritual formation needs of its members, it features emphases in fellowship, outreach, Bible study, and mission and provides a rich spiritual environment in practical, everyday settings. In Sabbath School, there's something for everyone and everything for you and for people all around you!
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. In the fullness found personally in Jesus Christ, women may be empowered to share the good news within their own families, among fellow believers and in ever expanding circles in the unsaved world.
"To save from sin and guide into service:" this true and only motive, so complete and impressive, was adopted during the 1926 General Conference session. To obtain the salvation of the youth it is necessary to give them every possible opportunity to participate in all Adventist youth activities. By keeping youth actively preparing for more efficient service, they are protected from evil. It is necessary to place them in some activity as soon as they are ready. "Seeking the good of others is the way in which true happiness can be found" (Counsels on Stewardship, p. 24). The enemy will not prevail against youth who are actively engaged in the things of God.
For those who know, "Pathfindering" conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club designed for children ages 10-16. Currently with nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promise to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.
The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist church- sponsored ministry open to all children ages 6-9, in which the church, home and school join together to help children grow joyfully in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.The Adventurer Club is offered to assist parents in making the development of their child richer and more meaningful. The Adventurer Club provides fun and creative ways for children to develop a Christ-like character; to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;to express their love for Jesus in a natural way;to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others.
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency)
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was initiated by the Seventh-day Adventist church. The basis for its existence, its reason for being, is to follow Christ's example by being a voice for, serving, and partnering with those in need. ADRA seeks to identify and address social injustice and deprivation in developing countries. The agency's work seeks to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives targeting Food Security, Economic Development, Primary Health and Basic Education. ADRA's emergency management initiatives provide aid to disaster survivors.