Sabbath School 9:30AM and Sabbath Worship Service 11:00AM on Saturday

1717 Catalina Blvd., Deltona, FL 32738

386-789-7800

The Church that Cares "We are One" 

 

 

 

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In His Care

 

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Welcome to the website for the Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church, a compassionate church preparing a people for the second coming of Jesus.  Our goal is to share the good news about Jesus our Savior with as many people as can be reached.  Thank you for visiting our website today.  We’d like to invite you to use this website as a tool in your walk with Christ.  Please scan through our links – there is something for everyone! You can find out a lot about what is happening in our church by checking out the pages on our website.

            We hope you will join us as we worship.  We would love to have you visit us this Saturday.  Our Sabbath School begins at 9:30 A.M. and Worship Service begins at 11:00 A.M. Each third week of the month we have a lunch fellowship dinner right after the service and you are invited to dine with us. 

 

Sandra & Eric Doran - Pastor

 

       We have many classes for adults as well as children programs to involve the whole family.  Come capture the essence of life, love, and hope for a solid future in Jesus.  As we draw closer together as a church family, may the blessings of the Lord descend upon all who enter our doors.

You will see the many services we have on the first page of our website.  We have a number of prayer services weekly where you can add your prayer request to the many given each week.  During our prayer meeting we share our perplexing and difficult days we face in our world by offering encouragement and staying connected with God.

            One can engage with others through life learning, growth and recovery seminars.  These seminars may include managing money, building a stronger marriage, helping to develop a relationship with God and building relationships with His people.  We have many goals to fulfill as a church, and we need to keep advancing into the marvelous light that the Lord has shone us in His word.  We’re glad that you found our church in cyberspace.

 

       Our local church believes in three important things.  First and foremost, the Bible is the Word of God.  The Bible is the most amazing book in the history of mankind.  It continues to be the world’s best selling book. Archaeologists consider the Bible to be historically accurate in its account of people, places and events.  The prophecies of the Bible come true with accuracy.  It is still considered by millions of people to be the best guide for life.  The theme of the Bible is Jesus and at the Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church we study the Bible so that we may know and serve Jesus better.  It is the original and final authority for all our beliefs.  Come visit us and participate in our Bible study groups, and listen to a Bible based sermon.  We are sure you will find the Bible to be relevant and interesting in your life too!  Also, be sure to visit our Bible study resources ministry page for some additional study.

            Second is the power of prayer.  Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend, and it is also the key in the hand of faith that unlocks the infinite resources of heaven.  At the Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church we believe prayer should be central to everything we are and we do as Christians.  As we pray we are drawn away from ourselves to Jesus who alone can satisfy the needs of every human heart. 

            The third focus of Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church is service.  Service as defined by the dictionary is “an act of helpful activity; help; aid”, but in our church service it is much more than an act of helpful activity – it is an act of worship, because of what Jesus has done for us through His death, resurrection, and daily care.  It is our privilege to serve our community in His name.  Serving others deepens our relationship with God and His people.  We offer a variety of opportunities that connect our team of staff and volunteers who work together in serving others and God.

            We would like you to meet our Pastor Eric Doran.  He was ordained and served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North Eastern part of the United States for over twenty years before coming to Florida.  He took a call to Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church after serving the Kress Seventh-day Adventist Church in Winter Park, Florida, for more than a dozen years.  Eric holds a doctorate degree in Theology from the Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.  He is married to Sandra Finley Doran, PhD.  They have two sons and two granddaughters.

            Elder Eric Doran is a dynamic speaker and teacher of the Bible.  He has given the message of the Everlasting Gospel of Hope to thousands who have been renewed by the Word.  His simple, clear and convincing way of sharing insights into the Gospel continues to inspire and guide many into a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Come join us in welcoming the Savior into your family.  At Deltona Seventh-day Adventist Church we love to tell you of Jesus and His wonderful mercies.  We are a growing, diverse, and friendly church.  We are a committed to the Deltona community and our global mission to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Join us as we reach up to God through true worship and obedience, reach within our church in sincere and loving Christian fellowship, and reach out to lost sinners in the power and purity of the Holy Spirit.  Thank you for visiting our website today.

 

Church Calendar of Events    to follow

A Quick Look At
Seventh-day Adventists and...

 

...the Bible. The Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration to specially chosen individuals who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will. Through them, God has committed to humanity the knowledge necessary for salvation.

...the Godhead. The Godhead is comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although God is One, the Bible speaks of three divine, co-eternal Persons which we call the Trinity. God the eternal Father is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation. The eternal Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, through whom the character of God is revealed, the salvation of humanity is accomplished, and the world is judged. The Holy Spirit draws and convicts men and women, extends spiritual gifts to the church.

...Creation. God is Creator of all things, and has revealed in Scripture the authentic account of His creative activity. In six days the Lord made “the heaven and the earth” and all living things upon the earth, and rested on the seventh day of that first week. The first man and woman were made in the image of God as the crowning work of Creation and given responsibility over the world.

...the Sabbath. The seventh-day of the week is observed as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day of communion with God and one another. It is joyfully observed as a holy time from Friday evening to Saturday evening, from sunset to sunset, as a celebration of God’s creative and redemptive acts.

...Christ our hope. In Christ's life of perfect obedience to God's will, His suffering, death, and resurrection, God provided the only means of atonement for human sin, so that those who by faith accept this atonement may have eternal life.

...the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments, the great principles of God's law, are exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God's love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships.

...Prophecy. Bible prophecies reveal God's plan for the future, provide meaning for today, and hope for those who have chosen to serve God.

...Baptism. Baptism by immersion is a symbol of our union with Christ, the forgiveness of sins, and acceptance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

...Life After Death. The grave is a place of unconsciousness, described in the Bible as sleep. When Jesus comes again, there will be a great resurrection of those who have died.

...Christ's Second Advent. The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church and the grand climax of the gospel. The Savior's coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. The time of that event has not been revealed, so we are urged to be spiritually ready at all times.

...the New Earth. On the new earth, God will provide a glorious home for the redeemed with a perfect environment for everlasting life, love, joy, and learning. God will dwell with His people, and suffering and death will not exist. All things, animate and inanimate, will declare that God is love, and He will reign forever.

...Health. Because Scripture describes our bodies as the temples of the Holy Spirit, we are to care for them intelligently. Along with adequate exercise and rest, we are to adopt the most healthful diet possible and abstain from the unclean foods identified in the Scriptures, and in many cases, by following a vegetarian diet. Because alcoholic beverages and tobacco are harmful to our bodies, Adventists abstain from such substances as well. Instead, we are to engage in whatever brings our thoughts and bodies into the discipline of Christ, who desires our wholesomeness, joy, and complete health.

...Mission. The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to proclaim to all people the everlasting Gospel in the context of the three angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12. Leading others to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and to unit with His Church, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return is the heart of this mission. This is accomplished through preaching, teaching, and healing ministries.

...Global Community. Volunteers and church employees serve people at home and in the world's communities through neighborhood centers, on-site disaster areas, and short-term humanitarian and teaching projects around the globe. Church members support organizations like the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA), which provides basic needs such as water, food, clothing, and medical care to the world's people and communities in need. The Church has a variety of programs to assist people of any faith who have a desire to overcome smoking, alcoholism, and drug addiction. It provides family life and community service workshops as well as youth camps.

...Education. Adventist educational philosophy focuses on the holistic development of the student: mental, physical, social, and spiritual. The more than 45,500 teachers in Adventist schools form part of the world's largest Protestant church-related educational network. One of its institutions, Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, continues to be on the cutting edge of medical technology with its proton accelerator and children's treatment center and its promotion of a healthful individual lifestyle. Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan, serves much of the world church with graduate seminary programs.

...Communication. Seventh-day Adventists communicate hope by focusing on the quality of life that is complete in Christ. Communication serves to connect the worldwide family of believers through a variety of media and print methods. The Church facilitates communication on-line through the Adventists On-line forum on the CompuServe Information Service, which offers a rich database for computer users. The Church also prepares evangelistic programming and news for radio through Adventist World Radio (AWR), and, for television, with programs like It is Written, Breath of Life and The Hope Channel as well as programming for a worldwide satellite broadcast system. The Church's official news agency is the Adventist News Network (ANN), based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

...Heritage. The name "Seventh-day Adventist" highlights two of the distinguishing characteristics of the denomination. "Seventh-day" refers to the day of the week, Saturday, on which Adventists worship God as instructed throughout the Bible. "Adventist" refers to the hope Seventh-day Adventists have in Jesus' soon return to this earth.  Though Adventists did not officially organize as a church until 1863, Adventist roots go back at least to the early 1800s. Between 1831 and 1844, William Miller, a Baptist preacher, launched the "great second advent awakening," which eventually spread throughout most of the Christian world. Based on his study of the prophecy of Daniel 8:14, Miller calculated that Jesus would return to earth in 1844. When Jesus did not appear, most of the thousands who had expected His return left the faith, disillusioned. A few, however, went back to their Bibles to find why they had been disappointed. They learned that the Bible prophecy did not specify Christ's second coming on that date, but rather, they discovered that 1844 was the time when Jesus would begin a special ministry in heaven for His followers. From this small group, who refused to give up after the "great disappointment," arose several leaders who built the foundation of what would become the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Standing out among these leaders were a young couple, James and Ellen White, and a retired sea captain named Joseph Bates. Ellen White, a mere teenager at the time of Miller's preaching on the "great second advent awakening," grew into a gifted author, speaker, and administrator, who would come to enjoy God's special guidance as she wrote her counsels to the growing body of believers. In 1860, at Battle Creek, Michigan, the loosely knit congregations of Adventists, who had continued to seek and gain understanding of the Scriptures after the "great disappointment," chose the name Seventh-day Adventist and in 1863 formally organized as a church. In early 1997, the Seventh-day Adventist Church had a membership of over 9 million, today that group has grown to over 13 million and continues to preach and look forward to the soon return of Jesus.

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