Vision and Mission Statement

ASTR Vision Statement

The General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research brings together the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s past and present in order to inspire for the future.

ASTR Mission Statement

The mission of the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research is to:

  • Organize, analyze and appropriately publicize historical documents and images, current statistics, and other vital organizational data of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Preserve the integrity of the records of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Heighten awareness and understanding of Adventist heritage and identity among church members worldwide, telling our denominational story innovatively and truthfully
  • Conduct evaluations, undertake and administer research, and present findings with integrity and transparency
  • Utilize historical records and current data to inform decision-making by the Seventh-day Adventist Church