This ministry gathers and prepares clothing, food and other supplies for those in need and works closely with the Adventist Men, deacons, deaconesses, and other church departments in community outreach. Adventist Community Services or Dorcas Society ministry, however, includes more than giving material aid. It focuses on identifying needs and responding with services based on these specific needs.
focuses on identifying needs and responding with services based on these specific needs.
The mission of Community Services is to serve the community in Christ’s name.
The word holistic comes from the Greek word holos, which implies all the properties of a given system: biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, spiritual, etc. We seek to serve the whole person, a concept known as holistic ministry.