Ministry is the Mission

Our mission is to express Christ’s Love

…by providing compassionate care and quality comprehensive services for senior adults, families with special needs, and children, within a secure, supportive residential setting, and in the surrounding communities.

Advent Christian Village is not just another retirement community. First and foremost, it is a ministry. ACV’s full continuum of care is available to everyone, not just those with large nest eggs. Those who have the means to pay for their care, but those who have outlived their resources are offered assistance with basic necessities.

Much of what makes ACV unique is due to its benevolent ministry, which is made possible with gifts from kindhearted friends. Gifts to the Benevolent Fund help many to live with dignity and hope.

Senior Adults

Through the Benevolent Fund, each month approximately 300 Advent Christian Village members with limited resources are given assistance with the cost of basic necessities. They are also able to benefit from the full continuum of care available at ACV. Based upon need, individual Village members may receive assistance with:

  • Meals
  • Housing
  • Village Medical Services
  • Support Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Home Health Care
  • Medical Transportation
  • Assisted Living
  • And more

Families in Need and Children

Advent Christian Village continues to serve children and families with special needs through the benevolent ministry. We take seriously the Lord’s call to care for widows and orphans, and we believe that in today’s world, that also includes single mothers, foster children, and families who need help getting back on their feet. The love of Christ is expressed through the following practical ministries:

  • Active Advent Christian pastors and their families who are in need of respite benefit from counseling and housing as they work toward returning to ministry.
  • Families in crisis are offered a variety of services to help them through difficult times of transition.
  • Adventure Camp gives foster children an opportunity to experience the typical joys of childhood, through a series of weekend retreats customized to meet their specific needs. They also learn essential life skills they may not otherwise acquire.
  • Leadership Development Training equips high school students with the leadership skills necessary to face their futures with confidence and to become competent, ethical leaders in their college careers, vocations and personal lives. Graduates receive a college scholarship.
  • Mentoring/Scholarship ministry provides a one-on-one mentor for students throughout high school. The mentor gives encouragement and guidance that may be missing from the student’s life. Upon graduation, the student will receive a scholarship toward either college or trade school.
  • Assistance is provided for daycare and a summer day camp program for families in need.
  • Camp scholarships assist children and teens to attend Camp Suwannee.
  • Educational scholarships provide opportunities for students to further their education.

We Invite You to Join Us in Ministry

For more than 100 years, Advent Christian Village has compassionately served people in the name of Christ. This has only been possible because of the generous individuals, organizations, and churches that give toward ACV’s ministry. Gifts include cash, stocks, bonds and other securities, bequests and legacy gifts. Gifts toward ACV’s endowment provide an additional source of revenue annually from that point on.

We invite you to partner with us by giving to ACV to help the needy individuals we serve. You can make a dramatic difference in the lives of those we serve. Please give today via credit card, or send your check to:

Advent Christian Village, PO Box 4305, Dowling Park, FL 32064

For more information, please contact Darleen Hinrichs, Senior Director of Donor Relations, at 1-800-714-3134 or


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