Kate, the words I used in this piece are from the Adventism Forum Mission which was, of course, voted by our board.
I suppose each board member would describe the calling of Adventism differently. However, I would assert that all believe in a unique potential contribution of Adventism.
Yet, someone who reads what is published on this website would get an idea of Spectrum’s values which include the notion of growth, not stagnation. Imagination, not fearful clinging. Embodied discipleship, not rigid orthodoxy. A broadly interwoven life, not cloistered existence.
Personally, I value a seventh day Sabbath as a signifier of God’s commitment to humanity put in place from the beginning. So, it goes to the heart of God’s character which is unconditional love. For me, Sabbath-keeping also stands for non-coercive worship, liberation, equality, and assurance. Again, speaking personally, I view Adventism as a way to live in an “almost, not yet,” expectation of Christ’s coming. Meanwhile, as a disciple, one lives the Kingdom, individually, in community, and within society in such a way to promote abundant life and respect for all. To me, this is Adventism’s unique synthesis.