Guidelines

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have established guidelines for members and church entities as they navigate certain key scenarios. These guidelines cover areas ranging from employer-employee relationships to a Christian philosophy of music.

Immunization

The Seventh-day Adventist Church places strong emphasis on health and well-being. The Adventist health emphasis is based on biblical revelation, the inspired writing of E.G. White (co-founder of the C…

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Guidelines for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Responding to Changing Cultural Attitudes Regarding Homosexual and Other Alternative Sexual Practices

VOTED,  To adopt the Guidelines for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Responding to Changing Cultural Attitudes Regarding Homosexual and Other Alternative Sexual Practices, which read as follow…

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Trademark

Guidelines Church trademarks, such as “Seventh-day Adventist,” “Adventist,” and “Ministry,” may be used only in connection with denominational ministries and non-co…

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Seventh-day Adventist Church Web Sites

The presence of Seventh-day Adventist churches, offices, and institutions around the world has established a global recognition for the Church. Public perception concerning the worldwide family of Sev…

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A Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Music

God has woven music into the very fabric of His creation. When He made all things “the morning stars sang together and the angels shouted for joy.”–Job 38:7 The book of Revelation po…

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Employer and Employee Relationships

Introduction Seventh-day Adventist church members, entities, and institutions are located in nearly every political and legal system of the world. From time to time members and church administrators s…

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Engaging in Global Mission

NOTE: The following guidelines were developed by the Global Mission Issues Committee (ADCOM-S) and edited by the Biblical Research Institute. These are the first of a series of guidelines brought to t…

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AIDS Epidemic

Rationale The global epidemic of AIDS profoundly impacts the worldwide gospel mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Church leaders are called to respond through initiatives in education, preven…

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Harassment

Working Environment – The General Conference recognizes its responsibility to all employees to maintain a working environment free from harassment. It endeavors to achieve this environment throu…

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Sexual Harassment

Personal Conduct. Employees of denominational organizations are to exemplify the Christ-like life and should avoid all appearance of wrong doing. They should not for one moment indulge in sexual behav…

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Use of Tithe

Introduction God’s plan for the support of His work on this earth is through the tithe and freewill offerings of His people. The tithe is the main source of funding for the total proclamation of…

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