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This WikiProject is for the development of articles related to Seventh-day Adventism on Wikipedia. The main aim of this page will be to promote collaboration on these articles and to organise a combined effort.



To participate, just add your name to the bottom of the list below and add this page to your watchlist.

Inactive participants[edit]


3AngelsMessage info.jpg This user is interested in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Egw1899.jpg This user is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

We would like to encourage you to add one of these userboxes to your user page. They will help us to coordinate the project, plus they look cool! To use it, simply put

anywhere on your userpage. You may want to include it in an infobox:

{{User:Colin MacLaurin/Adventism}}

This displays the default message "This user is interested in the Seventh-day Adventist Church", and can be easily changed by supplying a parameter text, as demonstrated to the right (see page source or documentation). Please don't make the text anything too polemic or critical of others.

Feel free to edit the source if you think you can improve it. If you can find a better picture than Image:William Miller.jpg then feel free to change it. Note that "fair use" images (in particular, the church logo) are not allowed on templates. Every page using it will automatically go into Category:WikiProject Seventh-day Adventist Church participants, which someone renamed from the old Category:Wikipedians interested in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It will help to coordinate our efforts and to build our community of editors.


There are other Wikimedia Wikis to which we can contribute quotations, source materials (public domain materials, such as historic books and pamphlets), images (upload them to Commons if they are public domain which is preferred, or to Wikipedia if they are only fair use) etc., which relate to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Style guide for Seventh-day Adventist related articles[edit]

This is a style guide for articles relating to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is currently under development. The Category:WikiProject Seventh-day Adventist Church contains templates, project userbox, stub articles etc. for editors.

Church name spelling and abbreviation[edit]

The church website specifies the correct spelling as "Seventh-day Adventist", including the hyphen and a lower-case "d" for "day". The abbreviation "Adventist" is preferred to "SDA", for reasons of disambiguation and to avoid any appearance of exclusivism. (For more information see the Use of the Church Name page on the church's official website.)

Be careful to avoid confusion regarding the term "Adventist". In its most general setting, the term refers to anyone who believes in the Second Coming (or "Advent") of Jesus (see Wiktionary entry). In articles, write in full "Seventh-day Adventist Church" or "Seventh-day Adventist" at the first occurrence to establish context before using the abbreviation "Adventist".

Adventism template[edit]

{{Adventism}} produces the following sidebar, which may be placed on Adventist articles (in the general sense of the term "Adventist"):

Stub articles[edit]

Place {{SeventhdayAdventist-stub}} near the bottom of stubs relating to this WikiProject. This will automatically place the article in Category:Seventh-day Adventist stubs.


Articles should be added to Category:Seventh-day Adventist Church or, preferably, one of its child categories.

See also #Proposed articles for additional category-specific guidelines.

Bible verses[edit]

Bible verses can be linked using the {{Bibleverse}} template, for example, {{bibleverse||John|3:16|NIV}} which produces John 3:16. See the documentation on the template's talk page. You can also view the debate at Wikipedia:Citing sources/Bible.


"Public domain" images should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia itself. Add them to commons:Category:Seventh-day Adventist Church. "Fair use" images can only be uploaded to Wikipedia, and these should be added to Category:Images relating to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. One benefit of this is that if an image gets removed from a page, this project will not forget about it. (See WP:IMAGE for general guidelines).


Relevant archived materials General Conference Office of Archives & Statistics or the Loma Linda University Adventist Digital Library would often make good additions in the "External links" section of articles, or even integrated into the main text.

Disambiguation pages[edit]

It would be helpful to monitor various disambiguation pages, to ensure that articles do not link to these but to the correct page. To check for articles, just go to one of these pages and then click on "What links here" on the sidebar. This will show you which articles need to be changed. Pages: James White, Millerite (should link to Millerites instead), George Knight, Spirit of Prophecy, Review and Herald, etc. You can "pipe" links by typing [[James Springer White|James White]], for example, which produces James White which links correctly.

Wikipedia 1.0 articles[edit]

Here is a summary of the Wikipedia 1.0 articles for this WikiProject:

You may also view the expanded list.

On the talk page of article in this project, {{WP Adventist}} should be placed at the top. This will include the article in Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team and also help to identify it as a part of this WikiProject. You may also include a "class" or "importance" tag, or both. "Class" indicates the quality of the article (see the proposed guideline for ranking of Adventist articles). "Importance" indicates the importance of the article within this WikiProject, and may be low, mid, high or top. For example, {{WP Adventist|importance=mid|class=stub}}.

Proposed articles[edit]

This is a list of proposed Seventh-day Adventist related Wikipedia articles. Before creating, check that the article does not already exist under a different title by searching Wikipedia. WikiProject Christianity has a brief and helpful list of steps in creating a new article.

If you're looking for something to do you could also add to a stub article, as found in Category:Seventh-day Adventist stubs.

Many articles belong in an appropriate subcategory of Category:General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists about the church by region, as well as other categories. They will typically belong to a subcategory of the very diverse Category:Categories by country.