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Official Guidelines

This compilation of Official Guidelines comes in response to frequently asked questions - "What does the church say about...?" These inquiries come from among our own believers, church pastors and the general public or media.

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...



Guidelines: Church trademarks, such as "Seventh-day Adventist," "Adventist," and "Ministry," may be used only in... More


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.... More


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... More


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.... More


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...More


AIDS Epidemic

Rationale: The global epidemic of AIDS profoundly impacts the worldwide gospel mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Church leaders are called... More



Working Environment - The General Conference recognizes its responsibility to all employees to maintain a working environment free from harassment.... More


Sexual Harassment

Personal Conduct: Employees of denominational organizations are to exemplify the Christ-like life and should avoid all appearance of wrong doing.... More



Many contemporary societies have faced conflict over the morality of abortion.* Such conflict also has affected large numbers within Christianity who... More


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... More

Immunization Guidelines

We are not the conscience of the individual church member, and recognize individual choices. The choice not to be immunized is not and should not be seen as the dogma nor the doctrine...
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