AUYouthValues

Discipleship

Discipleship

Discipleship: We value a life of constant prayer and praise, daily Bible study, and equipping which transforms each youth and young adult into a disciple of Jesus, with the same priorities of Jesus. We believe that disciples who serve and witness together, under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit, lead many people to Christ and ultimately make more disciples.

Compassion

Compassion

Compassion: We value a lifestyle of love for all people, like Jesus lived while on this earth. We believe that actions speak louder than words and that it is our calling, as disciples of Christ to mingle with people, outside the walls of the church, and minister to their needs. We oppose abuse, slavery, discrimination, and violence in all its forms and value life as a gift of God. We aim to be the feet and the hands of Jesus in our communities.

Harmony

Harmony

Harmony: We know the difference between unity and uniformity. We aim for unity of vision, mission, direction, purpose, and goals while recognizing that God created us different and has given us different heritages, languages, and gifts to accomplish His work. We believe and uphold that Biblical principles never change. We celebrate the use of different effective methods to reach different people. We also value the diversity of worship experiences that bless thousands of youth and young adults across the Atlantic Union territory. We do not accept traditions or personal opinions as an appropriate tool to measure the spirituality of young people. We strongly believe that Scriptures are above tradition, and as believed by the Adventist Church, they are our rule of faith and practice.

Mission

Mission

Mission: We value a lifestyle of service, and evangelism, which calls for each youth and young adult of the Atlantic Union to share Jesus through any means possible during all waking hours of all 7 days of the week. We are convicted that God placed us here with the purpose of witnessing, baptizing, and making disciples. We believe that if it is Adventist Youth Ministries it must produce baptisms and disciples. We claim the Holy Spirit daily, we know that without His power and influence it is impossible to complete this mission.

Leadership

Leadership

Leadership: We value men and women of different generations whom God has called and will continue to call to serve and lead His church and the world. We believe that competency and the gift of leadership are not measured by age. History has proven often that individuals of any age, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, whether old or young can do an excellent work for God and His Church. We believe that it is vital for the health of our present church, and for the longevity of our church until Jesus comes, that younger generations have a voice in the dialogue and a vote in the decisions. We encourage the Adventist Church, at all levels, to give competent youth and young adults an opportunity to serve in leadership, committees, and decision making teams, regardless of age.