About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.
Mission Statement of Sebastopol
Seventh-day Adventist Church
In serving the people of Sebastopol and neighboring
communities the Sebastopol Seventh-day Adventist Church
is committed to:
* Creating an effective environment for outreach to the
whole person-physically, emotionally and spiritually.
* Promoting the spreading of the gospel with love and
compassion, being examples and representatives of
Christ in our community.
* Providing an atmosphere of loving acceptance and
concern for all we come in contact with.
* Managing our resources efficiently and prudently to
glorify God and sustain our capacity for enduring service
to our community.
* Empowering our membership to achieve the best
expression of their individual spiritual gifts.
* To support the world-wide church and its mission
outreach, recognizing that we are all brothers and sisters
in Christ Jesus.
* Being an aware, responsive and visible member of the