Since its outset, Seventh-day Adventists have been very practical with sharing their faith and promulgating the gospel message of Jesus Christ. In brief, the church mission has received media attention in many and varied ways. Seventh-day Adventists, because of their interest in print, broadcasting and communications technologies, have become key players in making the Christian message be heard and seen loud and clear.
The world church communicates under a common vision that "Seventh-day Adventists will communicate hope by focusing on the quality of life that is complete in Jesus Christ." To make this communication vibrant and effective, the church has established communication offices and media centers throughout its administrative structure.
At the world headquarters of the church, the department of communication operates Adventist News Network (ANN), an international, denominational news agency, looks after the church's Web site at www.adventist.org, and coordinates public and media relations. The desired effect of the church's communication efforts is to create a favorable image of the Adventist faith community, its mission, life and activities, and witness that many people will become followers of Jesus Christ.
In print for more than 150 years, the Adventist Review is the flagship journal of the church. Founded by James and Ellen White in 1849, the magazine is one of the oldest religious publications in North America . The Review is published weekly and has a paid circulation of more than 50,000. For more information, visit www.adventistreview.org.
Adventist World Radio
Adventist World Radio is the international broadcast ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, bringing the gospel to people in the hardest-to-reach places on earth, in their own languages. AWR currently transmits programs in nearly 70 languages; its shortwave, AM/FM, and satellite broadcasts reach two-thirds of the world, and programs are also available through the Internet. For more information, visit www.awr.org.
Hope Channel is the leading Christian lifestyle television network, providing the best in Bible study and insights for healthy, faithful living through live and recorded programs. As a global network with more than a dozen diverse TV channels, Hope Channel delivers the gospel through relevant Christ-centered content, contextualized to the language and culture of each audience. The network's goal is to prepare the world for Christ's Second Coming by proclaiming the gospel to everyone, everywhere on the planet and making an impact in every facet of life - mind, body, spirit, family, and community. Hope Channel also has a growing number of online-only channels, social media touch-points, and video-on-demand offerings. www.HopeTV.org.