Our Beliefs

AdventHealth University welcomes students of all religious backgrounds. It invites them on a journey toward a deeper understanding of the purpose of life, the meaning of suffering, and the role of God in the world. This Statement of Belief aligns with our Adventist heritage and identifies biblical principles that undergird our mission.

At AdventHealth University we believe:

God brought the universe into existence. Therefore:

  • We know Him through His creation
  • We believe everything is within His interest and care
  • We recognize Him as the Source of truth and goodness

All Truth is God’s Truth. Therefore:

  • We find truth in both scripture and science
  • We believe only God has complete knowledge and wisdom
  • We honor Him when we expand the boundaries of our knowledge

All Goodness is God’s Goodness. Therefore:

  • We accept Him as the Source of all life-promoting values
  • We thrive when we live by His values
  • We believe all who live by these values are connected to their Creator

Jesus Christ is our clearest picture of God. Therefore:

  • We know God when we know Him
  • We find Him when we accept His life and death – the First Advent
  • We invite others to know God through Him

Each person is created in the Image of God. Therefore:

  • We accept the immeasurable value of each person
  • We see everyone through His eyes
  • We treat everyone as a child of God

We experience brokenness in our relationship with God. Therefore:

  • We commit to restoring that connection
  • We seek, with the help of the Holy Spirit, the healing of body, mind, and spirit
  • We build with Him a community of wounded healers

Sabbath is God’s sacred shelter. Therefore:

  • We rejoice in the harmony it brings to our lives
  • We connect with God and others within its tranquil hours
  • We experience in it a foretaste of eternity to be ushered in at the Second Advent

Christ is the Great Educator. Therefore:

  • We learn from His example
  • We guide our students through His wisdom
  • We honor Him by teaching them to serve others

At AdventHealth University, we prepare students to:

Extend the healing ministry of Christ by:

  • Embracing our professions as a calling
  • Treating each person as a child of God
  • Living the healing values of Christ