As Seventh day Adventists we uphold physical, mental and spiritual health as a primary priority of personal wellness. Counseled by the Spirit of Prophecy through the ministry of Ellen Gould Harmon White, we seek to ensure vitality of physical health, spiritual fervor and mental astuteness. Our desire as the Health Ministries department of the conference is to promote a comprehensive and complete well-grounded personal, family and church health portfolio. To achieve this, we engage in various programmes of an outreach nature, to support local church communities in living a healthy and Christ centered life.
The four foundational principles which guide the Health Ministry Department philosophy and work are summed up as follows:
Inspiration: We believe the Word of God is the very best guide to making careful and wise choices in every area of life, including those things that impact our health. We are also grateful for the amplification these Biblical principles in the writings of Ellen G. White.
Evidence: We operate under the conviction that God is the author of all true science. Therefore, we respect evidence which stands up to the rigors of careful examination and analysis according to accepted scientific principles. We believe this is vital in a world filled with misinformation and falsehood.
Balance: Even good things can be taken to excess. Therefore, we are deeply committed to balance–physical, mental, social and spiritual–in every aspect of life to support health, happiness and healing.
Relationships: Social support is essential to human existence and health. Positive relationships with family, friends, community and God play a significant role in personal health, productivity, and our ability to help others. It supports and aids healing as well.