Christian Seventh-day Adventist Legacy

The Christian spirit of dedication and work that led to MTSA’s development is very much alive today. The School continues to foster a learning environment encouraging strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. The Institution celebrates the diversity of faiths represented in the student body, faculty, and staff, and respects the differences of persuasion that are present. It operates with a wholistic, balanced approach to life which includes the physical, mental, emotional, moral, and spiritual – while encouraging a relationship with God as the Creator.

As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures (both Old and New Testaments). In harmony with a broad overall mission to reflect Christ in its educational program, and in keeping with its Adventist heritage, the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia conducts classes with an exposure to Adventist beliefs.

Many of these beliefs are foundational and common to Protestant Christians from a variety of faith traditions and include -- The Trinity; the Divinity of Jesus; a literal six-day creation; and, Salvation through faith in Jesus.  Yet, there may be some belief differences, including a 24-hour Sabbath rest from work and school beginning Friday evening sundown and concluding Saturday evening sundown, when no school-sponsored activities, classes, or events take place.  You too may notice food choices limited to a diet exempt of certain options as a commitment to health and temperance.

Jesus Christ exemplified a life of service. It is MTSA’s desire to follow His pattern and honor the Bible, while exhibiting this through learning, scholarship, and ministry.  For more information regarding the SDA church visit