Adventist Education

Noosa Christian College operates as part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Education system.

Who are Seventh-day Adventists?
Seventh-day Adventists (SDAs) are Christians who live in a relationship with Jesus Christ and share the hope of His plan to take us to Heaven. We believe the plan of Salvation – Christ’s death on the Cross for our sins (His grace) – is open to all who believe in Him and accept Him as their Saviour. A Christian’s life is not just about going to heaven – although this offers us hope for a better tomorrow - it is as much about sharing an authentic relationship with Jesus which brings us security and purpose in the way we live our lives day-to-day.

The SDA denomination has its roots in Protestantism – and emerged after a small group of believers in the Northern United States, through careful study of the Bible came to different understandings about the interpretation of widely held Protestant beliefs. On October 1, 1860 a gathering of delegates officially took the name “Seventh-day Adventist” 1. The name refers to several core beliefs, from the Bible, that differentiate Seventh-day Adventism from other Protestant Denominations. These include;

  • That Christ’s second coming (Advent) is literal and will be seen by the whole world
  • That the seventh day of the week, Saturday (not Sunday) is God’s Sabbath – created to bring us vitality and deep spiritual blessing through a special day each week designated for fellowship with God and fellow believers, while resting from many of our weekly activities. Sabbath for Seventh-day Adventists is observed from sunset Friday evening, until sunset Saturday evening.

Furthermore, the Adventist Church takes the Holy Bible as its “sole guide for the standard of Faith and practice” – meaning that we observe the Bible as God’s divinely inspired word above all other writings.

Adventist Education

The early Adventist church recognised the importance of quality education in the formative years, and during the 1870s, recognition and development of a denominational-based school system was begun.
Today, Adventist Education cares for more than 7800 schools, universities and colleges across the globe through 13 world divisions.

Adventist Schools Australia , based in Victoria, oversees the operation of 50 school campuses across the nation with a philosophy of bringing quality Christian education to more than 13000 students. This governing body provides strategic direction and support to the dedicated team of principals, teaching and support staff throughout the system.

Noosa Christian College, Cooroy is proud to operate as a part of this worldwide community and structure of Seventh-day Adventist Christians.

1. To learn more about Seventh-day Adventists please visit our General Conference website .

Other links:

Adventist Schools Australia   
Adventists in the South Pacific  


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