Hope and Wholeness

Seventh-day Adventists strive daily to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ to become more like Him. The heart of our mission is to help others realize the hope found in experiencing a personal relationship with a living God and loving Saviour, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return. For a list of links to various types and styles of Bible study – in the form of online Bible studies, a newsletter, online videos, and printed Bible study lessons or Bible study CD ROMs available by postal mail, CLICK HERE.

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's mission is:

To REACH North America with the distinctive, Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness.

We are a religious organization that serves church members and Adventist institutions in Bermuda, Guam-Micronesia, Canada, and the United States. As part of our service, we take Jesus' words in Matthew 24:14 to heart: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." We look forward to Jesus' coming and strive to help those in North America and beyond learn of Jesus' love, His gift of Salvation to all people, and how to be ready for His return.

Strategy

Every great accomplishment in history, both within the church and without, was preceded by a disciplined plan. “It is essential,” Ellen White wrote, “to labor with order, following an organized plan and a definite object” (Manuscript 24, 1887). Every church organization and ministry should have a clearly defined strategy that everyone knows and embraces. The Six Building Blocks represent our strategic priorities.

Mission

The mission of a church is its purpose. “It is a sin,” Ellen White states, “to be heedless, purposeless, and indifferent in any work in which we may engage, but especially in the work of God” (RH, March 18, 1884). Mission is the purpose. It’s like the destination of a trip. Knowing the destination helps plan and guide the trip. Is the mission of your church organization crystal-clear? 

Excellence

Everything God does is “Exhibit A.” In order to rightly represent Him, can His church on earth be anything less than best-in-class? As the world sees that we are the “head and not the tail” (Deut. 28:13), they will glorify the Father which is in heaven (Matt 5:16). The ultimate purpose of excellence, therefore, is to give glory to God (Rev. 14:6).

Core Values of REACH

Revival & Transformation

Connecting with God through public and personal worship

Education for Discipleship

Every youth and adult learning, growing, and becoming more like Christ

Alignment Within the Church

Connecting effectively within our diverse church family

Community Outreach & Evangelism

Connecting with our communities—sharing hope and wholeness

Healthy Leadership & Management

God’s stewards insisting on personal and church-wide excellence

Our Six "Building Blocks"

Building Blocks Reports

To REACH the World with Hope and Wholeness (Annual Report)

PDF Resource of The Annual Report of the North American Division Strategic Plan:

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Videos on the Six Building Blocks:

 

Introduction to the Adventist Building Blocks to Build a Strong Future

 

Adventist Outreach Through the Building Block of Transformational Evangelism

 

Adventist Building Block of Engaging the Next Generation

 

Adventist Building Block of Women in Ministry

 

Adventist Building Block of Emerging Immigrant Population

 

Adventist Building Block of Education for Everyone

 

Adventist Building Block of Social Media & Big Data