Did You Know These 7 Amazing Facts About Seventh-day Adventists?
Belleville Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Christ centered, Bible based Protestant church that believes Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, salvation is a free gift through grace by faith in Him, and that He is coming back to this earth soon to take His people home. This church is blessed to be a part of the larger, world-wide Adventist church whose mission is to share the everlasting gospel with the entire world (Revelation 14:6-12), leading them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, to unite with His church, and then nurturing them to be disciples in preparation for His soon return.
The global Seventh-day Adventist Church is the fastest growing Christian denomination in the world with nearly 25 million in membership and attendance each week and adding 3,000 new members every day! It is the 5th largest Christian Church in the world. It is also the most widespread Christian denomination on the globe with churches or mission projects in 210 out of 230 countries in the world. There are nearly 26,000 church members and 200 congregations in Michigan alone.
The Adventist Church serves the world with one of the largest education systems consisting of more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities globally that educate more than 1.5 million students annually.
The Adventist Church also has one of the largest health-care systems in the world with hundreds of hospitals and clinics treating several million patients every year. Loma Linda University & Hospital in CA is internationally known for its cutting edge medicine and healthcare.
For over 50 years the church has been active in humanitarian aid through the work of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. ADRA works as a disaster and poverty relief agency with 4,000 workers in 125 countries serving billions of people each year serving in disaster relief, health education, and global development.
The Adventist church has been active for over 100 years advocating freedom of religion for all people, regardless of faith. In 1893 church leaders founded the International Religious Liberty Association that serves to protect religious groups from legislation that may affect personal religious practices.
The church has many publishing groups world-wide that produce several million books and DVD’s each year on physical health, wellness, and Bible topics that have been used for countless governmental education programs in North America and abroad.