Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Whittier Seventh-day Adventist Church We are a body of believers in the one true God who worship Him on the Sabbath. We are located in the heart of Whittier where we continually reach out to the members of our community.


Adventist Education


Since these early days Adventists have embraced the philosophy that education should be redemptive in nature, for the purpose of restoring human beings to the image of God, our Creator. Mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, intellectual growth, and service to humanity form a core of values that are essential aspects of the Adventist education philosophy. Related Sources -


To ensure that the church gives appropriate and professional approach to the church's education interests, an Education Departmentwas established on all levels and the principles of faith-and-learning are integrated into the life of each of its 1.1 million students in its 5,600 schools, colleges and universities around the world.

Working closely with the education offices of the 13 world divisions (regions) of the church, operating schools in nearly 145 countries,staff at the corporate world headquarters helps to ensure the quality of the global Seventh-day Adventist educational system and its work also includes collaboration with other ministries of the church to help nurture the faith of Adventist students attending colleges and universities outside of the denomination system worldwide.

Two publications support the ministry of education and are edited at the world headquarters education office:

Journal of Adventist Education is a bimonthly professional journal for Seventh-day Adventist teachers from kindergarten through university level, as well as educational administrators at all levels. Each issue features articles on a variety of topics relating to Christian education, applications of Christian education, the integration of faith and learning in the classroom and other devotional items.

Dialogue is an international network journal published especially for Adventist college and university students and professionals. It addresses issues relating to the interface between Biblical-Christianity and contemporary culture. Available in four languages English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, Dialogue has readers in more than 110 countries of the world.

For further information on the Adventist educational system, go to the Education Department web site.

This is the list of our recommend links.

Adventist College Education Sites

  • Adventist Union School - Bellflower, California. Instruction for Kindergarten through grade 8.
  • San Gabriel Academy - San Gabriel, California. Instruction for grades 9 through 12.
  • Andrews University - Berrien Springs, Michigan. Under-graduate, post-graduate and seminary training.
  • La Sierra University - La Sierra, California. Under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs.
  • Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, California. Under-graduate and post-graduate courses in all fields of healthcare.
  • Pacific Union College - Angwin, California. Under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs. 

    Related Sites

    Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries

    Adventist Professionals' Network

    Adventist Youth

    Collegiate Quarterly (CQ)

    Education Department

    Institute for Christian Teaching

    Let's Talk

    The Foundation for Adventist Education