“The church of Christ is organized for service” (Ministry of Healing, p. 148)
Personal Ministries is a facet of the church whose origin can be traced to the beginning of Seventh-day Adventist® history in the 1860s. It endeavors to inspire, motivate, equip, train, and mobilize all members for dynamic Christian service with the conviction that “The church of Christ is organized for service” (Ministry of Healing, p. 148) and “Every son and daughter of God is called to be a missionary; we are called to the service of God and our fellow men” (The Ministry of Healing, p. 395)
The aim of the department is to enlist every member in active soul-winning service for God. It exists to teach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in response to the command of Jesus, in the con text of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12. To honor this original purpose, the Personal Ministries Department continues to communicate the good news with the objective to win, hold, and train for Jesus Christ, men, women, youth, boys and girls, in all the world, and to design programs and re- sources to help those areas of the world where church growth is limited.