The Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA) is a global church project that will produce an estimated 10,000 articles with accompanying photographs, media, and original documents. ESDA Online, the church’s first online reference work, will appear as a beta version in 2018, with the official site debuting at the 2020 General Conference session. This free website will live online indefinitely, to be constantly updated and expanded. The page you are on now is just a temporary site until ESDA Online goes live.
The Encyclopedia will be produced by the contributions of thousands of Seventh-day Adventists around the world. All of the articles will be written on a voluntary basis by members from all walks of life with expertise on a given subject. Others will contribute by operating as peer-reviewers and copyeditors. The goal of each ESDA article is to be honest, open, comprehensive, and rigorous, representative of the diversity and richness of Adventism, and fully understandable to both church members and the public. Keep your eye out for announcements on the launch of ESDA Online as well as weekly featured articles that will be released leading up to it.