We believe that God desires for his children to have healthy bodies, strong minds and a spiritual connection with Him while working for the good of others. The church focuses strongly on health and better living, education, Christian stewardship and social issues.
Health & Better Living
Long before the rest of the world embraced a growing number of healthy lifestyle practices such as vegetarian/vegan diet, exercise programs and more, the Adventist church embraced health principles founded more than 150 years ago. The Church promotes healthy living and focuses on the wholeness of body, mind, and spirit within the members of a congregation and the people in the community.
The Adventist Church promotes education at all levels, from elementary and high schools. The Church globally operates one of the largest educational systems in the world, and features Universities such as Loma Linda whose Medical Center is at the forefront of treatments such as the innovative Proton Accelerator for cancer treatment. Through a worldwide network of schools, Adventists seek to better humanity by providing education and vocational training. The schools in the North Caribbean Conference territory offer both primary and secondary education.
Stewardship is one of the ways the church is financed. Stewardship is also a lifestyle of the one who accepts Christ’s lordship and walks in partnership with God, acting as His agent in managing His affairs on earth. Stewardship seeks to emphasize the lordship of Jesus Christ, to enhance the integration of the gospel into the Christian lifestyle, to encourage faithful stewardship and to facilitate the individual, leadership, and corporate dimensions of stewardship as a partnership with God.
The strength of our society is rooted in the smallest societal unit, the family. The Adventist Church is dedicated to strengthening relationships and empowering ministry leaders and churches in their work with families. Our Family Ministries focuses on people in relationships and help individuals communicate more effectively, deepen commitment in marriage, and assist them in becoming better parents. Family Ministries help families grow in love and live in harmony as the family of God.
The church understands the times we are living in, a time of social and political unrest. The church understands and support initiatives to provide healing to those affected by racism, slavery, domestic violence and other social justice causes.