The mission of the Adventist Community Service (ACS) can be simply stated: to serve communities in the name of Christ.
Adventist Community Service is the channel through which local Adventist churches respond to the needs of their immediate community, neighborhood, or city, regardless of ethnicity, politics, or religion.
ACS works with civil and humanitarian agencies and organizations to carry out its mission.
« What is the difference between ACS and ADRA ? »
ADRA is the official Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored non-governmental organization (NGO) to provide aid and structured support both nationally and internationally. Its efforts receive financial support from governments and businesses that demand a separate administrative, financial, and program management structure from the church and its other institutions. ADRA operates on a larger scale.
The ACS operates on behalf of local churches – motivating, training, equipping and mobilizing church members at the local level.
Opportunities may arise where it is appropriate for the ACS to work together with ADRA on specific local projects. ADRA and ACS both fulfill their mission regardless of ethnicity, politics, or religion. Both deeply believe that human life has infinite value. Both cooperate with civil and humanitarian agencies and organizations to achieve their main objectives.