The Mountain View Conference is the regional headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The territory of Mountain View includes the two most western counties in Maryland; Garrett and Allegany, and all of West Virginia, except for Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties in the eastern panhandle. We have 33 churches, four companies, eight church plants, plus four schools. Our membership as of July 9, 2020 is 2,249.
We exist to grow healthy churches that reflect Christ's love and compassion in our communities.
The Mountain View Conference, as a sisterhood of churches, exists to foster a dynamic, personal relationship with God, empowering believers to reveal God's wonderful character, proclaiming the everlasting gospel in the context of Revelation 14:6-12, leading others to accept Jesus as personal Savior and unite with His remnant Church in preparation for His soon return.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.