Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the non-profit, humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works in the United States and Bermuda. There are more than 70 active locations in the Texas Conference. Nationwide, ACS serves in over 1,100 and upholds the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church organization.
Adventist Community Services has been established as a humanitarian relief, and individual and community ministry to fulfill the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States and Bermuda which is to "serve communities in Christ's name". ACS provides services through the ministries of: Disasster Response, Community Development (ACS Centers), Youth Empowered to Serve (YES!), Tutoring and Mentoring, Crisis Care, and Elder Care.
As Christians, we need to follow Christ's example in meeting the needs of others. Ellen G. White stated: "Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me'." (MH 143) Consequently, it is absolutely appropriate and justified that when Jesus returns, according to Matthew 25:31-46, that our eternal destiny be consistent with our involvement or non-involvement in serving others, since this is what Jesus practices, commands, and enables.