The General Conference Health Ministries Department exists to support and empower Seventh-day Adventist churches, members, and institutions around the world to experience the blessings of wholistic health while actively sharing those blessings with others. We believe that we have been created as wholistic beings with physical, mental, spiritual, social, and relational dimensions. We believe that God is deeply interested in the health and well-being of humanity, and that He wants to use His church as a special agent of healing to relieve suffering and reveal His love.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a rich history of practical health ministry. For over 150 years, the church has supported whole-person health in a variety of ways, including health publications, lifestyle education, the establishment of hospitals, clinics, and sanitariums around the world, training of healthcare professionals and lay members, church-based community health initiatives, medical missions, and more.
- Supporting health ministries leaders around the world.
- Training health ministries leaders and members to engage in effective health ministry.
- Developing health resources and programs for churches and members to use and share.
- Publishing relevant articles, stories, and news.
- Inspiring the church to understand, experience, and share the health message.
- Advising the church and its agencies on health-related policies and programs.
- Supporting the establishment and growth of Adventist healthcare institutions and educational programs.
- Supporting the health of pastors and other denominational employees.
- Making a positive difference in the wholistic health and well-being of the communities we serve.