Our Mission

The mission of the Geoscience Research Institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is to explore the natural world, seeking to develop and share an understanding of nature consistent with the biblical teaching as expressed in the Church’s statement of fundamental belief on creation.

We fulfill this mission by:

  • collaborating and interacting with other scholars by fostering, sponsoring and participating in original scientific research on topics relevant to the biblical view of origins;
  • sponsoring, participating in and coordinating opportunities for networking, mentoring and scholarly discussion of scientific issues in origins from the perspective of the biblical worldview;
  • producing and supporting the development of educational resources, teaching classes and organizing educational programs for teachers, pastors, university students and the interested public that are supportive of the biblical view of origins;
  • acting as a consultative resource for the Church regarding its understanding of the relationship of creation and science.