The name Seventh-day Adventist includes vital beliefs for us as a Church. 'Adventist' reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return ('advent') of Jesus. 'Seventh-day' refers to the Biblical Sabbath which from Creation has always been the seventh day of the week, or Saturday.
The Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Shortwood is to proclaim to our communities the good news of the everlasting gospel and through the Holy Spirit lead many to a relationship with Jesus while nurturing our membership into an ever deepening spiritual experience in anticipation of the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To see as described in scriptures the restoration of Divine order as every member lives and ministers the matchless grace of Jesus in readiness for His return.
OUR METHODWe pursue this mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through:
Preaching: Accepting Christ's commission (Matthew 28:18-20), we proclaim to all the world the message of a loving God, most fully revealed in His Son's reconciling ministry and atoning death. Recognizing the Bible to be God's Revelation of His will, we present its full message, including the second advent of Christ and the continuing authority of His Ten Commandment law.
Teaching: Acknowledging that development of mind and character is essential to God's redemptive plan, we promote the growth of a mature understanding of and relationship to God, His Word, and the created universe.
Healing: Affirming the biblical emphasis on the well-being of the whole person, we make the preservation of health and the healing of the sick a priority and through our ministry to the poor and oppressed, cooperate with the Creator in His compassionate work of restoration.