The mission of the Meridian Seventh-Day Adventist Church is to reach Meridian and the Treasure Valley with the distinctive, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness.”
We desire to extend Christ’s ministry to the world around us. We believe that “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’ ” (Ministry of Healing, p. 143)
HOPE. Our Church has been charged to reach all people within our territory with a message illustrated by Sanctuary truths, modeled in the life of Christ, communicated by the prophets throughout the ages and succinctly expressed in the Three Angel’s Messages of Revelation 14:6–12. This special, Christ-centered message points prophetically to His second coming—a concept that is embroidered in our very name, Seventh-day Adventists!
WHOLENESS. Our distinctive, Christ-centered message not only points toward the future—it adds “more abundant life” to the present! Hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed the benefits of our Adventist message of health—health of body, mind, and spirit. Sabbath rest nourishes the soul. Our ideas of education and community development involve the harmonious development of the whole person—physical, mental, spiritual, and social—extending from life on this earth through eternity.
Every great accomplishment in history, both within the church and without, was preceded by a disciplined plan. “It is essential,” Ellen White wrote, “to labor with order, following an organized plan and a definite object” (Manuscript 24, 1887). Every church organization and ministry should have a clearly defined strategy that everyone knows and embraces. The Six Building Blocks represent our strategic priorities.
The mission of a church is its purpose. “It is a sin,” Ellen White states, “to be heedless, purposeless, and indifferent in any work in which we may engage, but especially in the work of God” (RH, March 18, 1884). Mission is the purpose. It’s like the destination of a trip. Knowing the destination helps plan and guide the trip. Is the mission of your church organization crystal-clear?
Everything God does is “Exhibit A.” In order to rightly represent Him, can His church on earth be anything less than best-in-class? As the world sees that we are the “head and not the tail” (Deut. 28:13), they will glorify the Father which is in heaven (Matt 5:16). The ultimate purpose of excellence, therefore, is to give glory to God (Rev. 14:6).