Vitality

MY LIFE IS A GIFT TO BE VALUED

When the Creator breathed the breath of life into the nostrils of Earth’s first parents, the act of giving human life was the culmination of a larger scope of work. An environment was first created that would stimulate all of the human senses. Each day we encounter sights, sounds, tastes and smells, we discover that repeated encounters don’t exhaust their wonder.

Human minds from the greatest to the most simple are constantly stretched in the attempt to understand our universe. Creation provided an abundance of food. Our nutritional needs were not merely supplied, but eating would form the context for joy and fellowship.

Relationships of love and mutual respect have always been a part of our Creators plan for us as well. In the harmonious balance between a healthy mind, a strong body and meaningful relationships that result in a joyful spirit, Seventh-day Adventists see vitality at its best.

Of course we live in a world that has broken away from fully reflecting the Creator’s original design. The gap between where we were meant to be and where we find our world and ourselves is what we call sin.

The good news is that the same power that created our world created a solution to the problem of sin: Jesus. He is the one who said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

Seventh-day Adventists believe that while we live in a broken world we can still have lives that reflect vitality.

You are invited to learn more about what we understand to be the purpose of a healthy body, an enlightened mind and a joyful spirit that is reflected in healthy relationships.


Children

BUILDING A WHOLE LIFE FROM THE BEGINNING

Jesus made a profound statement about children when He told His disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs” (Luke…

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Youth

REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR

The Seventh-day Adventist Church began like a Silicon Valley start-up—led by young people with vision and passion for a cause. People such as Ellen White, John Loughborough, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith…

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Women

IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He valued the contributions of women and elevated their status.

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Family

GOD’S LOVE ILLUSTRATED

In the Garden of Eden, God established the first family. After creating Adam, He said: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner” (Genesis 2:18). Beginning…

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Education

TEACHING A WHOLE LIFE FOR A LIFETIME

Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” For Seventh-day Adventists, education extends even further—it reaches the soul.

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Health

LIVING A HEALTHFUL LIFE

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to l…

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