The headquarters of the Adventist World Church houses a number of departments and services that cater to the global needs of the denomination. Learn more about them here.
The headquarters of the Adventist World Church houses a number of departments and services that cater to the global needs of the denomination. Here you will find brief information about the department or service, its years of existence, and the names and tenures of those who led the department or service.
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Launched by Adventist co-founders James and Ellen White in 1849, the Adventist Review is not only the longest-running publication in the Adventist Church but it is one of the oldest religious publications in North America. Nowadays, Adventist Review publishes both a monthly print magazine with a paid circulation of about 30,000 and a number of innovative digital offerings including its website, a podcast and digital TV programming.
The Statistical Office was organized under H. E. Rogers in 1904. The General Conference Archives was organized in 1973; the two entities merged into the Office of Archives and Statistics in 1975. It became the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 2011. (For more information, see our About page!)
The Education Department oversees the international Adventist network of 7,883 schools, colleges and universities, with 89,481 teachers and 1,758,737 students in 115 countries. The department promotes this huge network of schools. It also provides quality control to make sure Adventist educational institutions surpass expectations and provide a great start to the lives of students.
The Family Ministries Department is dedicated to strengthening families through services like premarital guidance, marriage seminars, coaching for parents, and special Bible education tailored to families.
The Health Ministries Department provides cutting-edge information and training on how to optimize a person's health and be all that God has designed him or her to be. Its resources help people discover what the Bible has to say about health and its importance for a rich life.
The International Personnel Resources and Services department serves as the human resources department for missionaries around the world from the time they are appointed until the time they return to their home country. They make sure missionaries are safe and taken care of as they serve internationally.
To help promote financial and accounting transparency in the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Treasury Department created a service called SunPlus (Seventh-day Adventist Accounting Software). This is a tailor-made service to fit the very specific not-for-profit financial reporting requirements of the Church. This commercially-produced, regularly-updated package is available to any Church organization or institution.