Adventist Mission is the most recent name given to the mission office of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's world headquarters. Its main purpose is to provide coordination and funding for the Seventh-day Adventist Church's worldwide mission work. Adventist Mission has coordinators in all 13 regional regional headquarters of the Adventist Church and sponsors work in more than 207 countries.
Since the 1870s, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has developed a mission focus. Over the years the Protestant denomination has shown a commitment to mission which includes a worldwide humanitarian work, and international volunteer program, satellite television and shortwave radio blanketing the globe, an extensive publishing program, thousands of schools, a large network of hospitals and clinics, the Global Mission pioneer program, and hundreds of cross-cultural missionaries.
Through the years, Adventist church members have generously supported mission through their tithes (10% of their income) and mission offerings because they believe the gospel commission. Church members believe that they're called to help the less fortunate, the poor, the sick, and those who don't know about Jesus.
To meet the Adventist Church's growing need to consolidate its overseas mission activities, Adventist Mission was formed in 2005 at the General Conference World Session held in St. Louis Missouri. This new organization brought Global Mission and the Office of Mission Awareness together so that they can better collaborate on projects and initiatives.