We are a Christian community whose faith is based in Jesus Christ. Our goal is to instruct children from a biblical perspective and to encourage them in developing a personal relationship with Jesus. We strive to instill in our students a love for God and His Word, a desire to learn more about His world, and a spirit of service.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church traces its roots to the 1840s with a group of Christians searching for a better understanding of biblical prophecy. They rediscovered the seventh-day Sabbath as Saturday, the day ordained by God at Creation and observed by God’s people in both the Old Testament and New Testament eras. Following the example of Jesus, His disciples, and the Early Church, Adventists recognize and observe Saturday as the Bible Sabbath — a day of rest from work and school and a day to worship God.
In 1863, this group of Sabbath-keepers who anticipated the soon advent of Jesus Christ officially organized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The name, “Seventh-day Adventist’ reflects two key doctrines of the church. The above paragraph addresses the “seventh-day’ part of our name. “Adventist” refers to our confidence and hope in the soon return of Jesus Christ.
The newly formed denomination of members worshipping in 125 churches across North America grew quickly. It has since expanded to include more than14 million Adventist Christians (baptized adults) in nearly 120 thousand congregations officially recognized in 203 countries worldwide. With a strong value for Christian education, the Adventist Church operates more than five thousand schools from the primary level to the graduate level. The Seventh-day Adventist Church also has a strong emphasis on health and healing reflected by the number of hospitals, clinics, and medical institutions it operates. In addition to all this, Adventists reach out to meet the needs of others through the denomination’s humanitarian organizations.
If you wish to know more about the Seventh-day Adventists, please visit the links below.
Olney SDA Church: www.olneysda.org
Seventh-day Adventist Church official site: www.adventist.org
”True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the students for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
- Ellen G. White