Adventist Men

A men’s service organization that was intended to give direction and strength to church lay leaders, lay preaching, and other lines of Christian service, such as prison ministry, civil defense, and certain types of Community Services projects. The original society was authorized by the 1937 Annual Council of the General Conference and called the Society of Missionary Men. The name “Adventist Men” was adopted and the service program was recommended at the Lay Activities Advisory Council in 1961. To give guidance to the organization and train the Adventist men for service, an Adventist Men’s Seminar program was developed and widely used on the conference level. Adventist Men’s organizations worked within the framework of the former church lay activities program, under the direction...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.