The name Seventh-day Adventist represents the Seventh-day Adventist Church, its institutions and organizations, its local churches and its members. The name and the logo are trademarked and registered identities.
As with all proper names, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to spell, pronounce, abbreviate and otherwise use this name.
Spelling: Seventh-day Adventist, including the hyphen and a lower-case "d" for "day".
The pronunciation: Seventh-day Ad'-ven-tist with the accent on the first syllable. The abbreviation: Adventist. Not "SDA". As with most longer names, abbreviations grow out of their common use and often reflect an air of "those in the know", much like contemporary slang is used. This is the manner in which "SDA" has come to be used in place of "Seventh-day Adventist". However this usage runs counter to the purposes of a church, which is to reach out and be inclusive to all. The term "SDA", out of context and without prior knowledge, can represent any number of organizations around the world, many with functions and purposes very different from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In a few parts of the world, this term has become fully embedded in the public mind, but for the majority of the world it remains an unidentified or exclusive term. The preferred abbreviation, therefore, is the word "Adventist" for all official or public communication. The Church's identity should always be clear and accessible.
The choice of the Church's logo reflects the core values to which Seventh-day Adventists are committed. The foundation is the Bible, the Word of God, shown open since its message must necessarily be read and put into practice. Central to that Biblical message is the Cross, which is also central in the logo. Above the Cross and the open Bible is the burning flame of the Holy Spirit, the messenger of Truth.
It is our hope and prayer that though this logo is a very simple picture of the foundation of Adventist beliefs and values, it may be a recognizable symbol of the Adventist message to the world.
The registered trademark may be used by the Adventist church, its entities, institutions, and churches, as authorized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, its divisions, unions, and conferences.
Download the Logo Kit. For more information about the logo and its use, please visit http://www.adventist.org/world_church/logo/index.html
Good News Gospel Explosion is an evangelistic ministry dedicated to providing evangelism tools in the mission of reaching people and changing lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We offer sermons for tent and church crusades, tips for evangelism and more. This ministry, is an extension of the work of Evangelist, Pastor Claudius Morgan.
There is an impressive amount of ministry resources to be found on the site. Visit the page for this ministry.
Founded in 2006, The SDA Ushers For Christ Council now Adventist Ushers for Christ Hospitality Ministry (AUFCHM) is a Hospitality Ministry serving the Adventist Church at all levels. It is organized for service and brings a hospitable and welcome spirit. It currently has two affiliate Chapters within the Caribbean and seeks to advance its mission throughout the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Visit us at adventistushersforchrist.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adventistufchospitalitymin/
Reach Out Deaf Ministry. Reach Out Ministry exists to improve the quality of life of those who are visually and hearing impaired. While several sign language groups exist in this Conference, the coordinated effort for ministry is in its infancy, particularly with regard to the visually impaired.
However, there is a growing list of persons interested in receiving this service due to our networking with organizations such as Christian Records in the North American Division.
Adventist-Laymen’s Services Industries (ASI) is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church members who work in the private sector in business and professional vocations. .ASI philosophy promotes a Christ-centred lifestyle, manifested by a commitment to be in daily partnership with God. Members seek to live out God’s love in their own lives and share that love with millions of people they encounter in their business and professional activities each year. Their motto is: Sharing Christ in the Market Place.