THE KEY TO GROWTH
When it comes to learning, our multifaceted lives require a multifaceted approach, and Adventists aim to provide the complete package. Education is not only about learning for the sake of intellectual growth. Adventists believe in developing physically, empathetically, socially and spiritually, too. Ideally, education should change and cultivate every aspect of our lives, bringing us that much closer to what God originally planned for us to have and to be.
Educational consultant Joe Harkin said, “Education systems reflect the nature of the society in which they exist . . . In answering [the question on what constitutes a ‘good’ society] we cast light on what we would take to be a ‘good’ education."
The Adventist education system reflects the heavenly “society” God intended for us. It gives us tools and resources to become wiser and healthier. It provides us opportunities to look beyond ourselves and to serve others. It connects us as friends, as partners and as a community. Most importantly, it helps us fulfill our potential of being “good” citizens, eagerly anticipating an eternity with the God who created us.
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.
Though we don't have a school at Ephesus SDA (Seventh-day Adventist) Church, our members and elders are commited to learning at constant rate. We support the adventist schools in the community and we encourage you to learn more about adventist education by viewing the following link.
The following links are God given scriptures and other writings that will further provide you understanding about God's instructions to us.
For more information please contact us and don't forget to pray for His insight and don't rely on your personal feelings.
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.
We accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura; the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
We currently hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories: the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.
28 Fundamental Beliefs
NUMBERS THAT REALLY REALLY MATTER
Elementary Schools - 729
Secondary Schools - 109
Colleges/Universities - 14
Total - 852
Elementary Teachers - 2,666
Secondary Teachers - 2,175
Colleges/Universities - 3,323
Total - 8,164
Elementary Students - 38,999
Secondary Students - 12,867
Colleges/Universities - 24,179
Total - 76,044