WHO WE ARE
The Adventist Church in Barrie is part of a world-wide family with more than 15 million members in countries around the world. As a Christian church, we are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
Who Are Seventh-day Adventists?
Seventh-day Adventists are Christians who base their faith on God and the God of the Bible. We embrace salvation by faith through Jesus Christ, and the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.
How We Live Our Lives
We believe that God is deeply concerned with the quality of human life. We understand that everything, including the way we live, what we eat, the integrity of our speech; all reflect our commitment to God. We are deeply concerned about the welfare of the people in our neighbourhoods, our larger community, as well as the sound preservation of our environment. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are dedicated in service to God and man.
Each Saturday we rejuvenate our spiritual selves each, as we enjoy a 24 hour Sabbath rest from work and school to join fellow believers in worship, fellowship and prayerful communion with God.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its history to the people of God revealed in the Scriptures, including the early church established by Christ Himself, along with the Protestant reformation punctuated with the great promise of salvation by faith. The Church was officially established by a group of people from many other denominations eagerly and diligently studying the Bible. Their in-depth study highlighted some specific areas of note like: the second coming of Jesus, the surety of Bible prophecies, and the rediscovery of the relevance of the seventh-day Sabbath.
Helping a World in Need
Seventh-day Adventists are committed to humanitarian services both nationally and globally, through many mission outreach initiatives such as the independent organization-- the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (www.ADRA.ca). ADRA provides aid to one hundred and ten countries in need of humanitarian development and disaster relief.
Health & Education
Globally the Church operates many hospitals, known for their high standard of patient care and their innovative procedures. For example, Loma Linda University Medical Centre in California, USA, has gained international attention as a leader in infant heart transplants. In 1990, Loma Linda inaugurated the world’s first and only medical application of the proton accelerator, to focus a beam of radiation on malignant tumours without dangerously harming other tissues.
Seventh-day Adventists also operate the largest Protestant church school system in the world, with 5,600 schools, colleges and universities. Our mission is to integrate Christ’s teaching with quality education, while assisting parents to instil long-lasting values in their children such as a solid faith in God, integrity, and excellence in service to their fellow man.
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