Adventist Resource Management Service (ARMS)

An agency that matches volunteers in the church with mission and service opportunities. Established in 1992, ARMS serves as a clearinghouse for mission opportunities, providing volunteer resources to fill the needs of ministries and organizations sharing the mission of the church. The first Global Mission project in North America was initiated by ARMS in 1992, utilizing volunteer resources to establish a new congregation in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland, and to carry out evangelism in 10 other churches in the surrounding area. Since that time, ARMS has continued to provide new opportunities for mission-minded church members and necessary volunteer resources for a wide variety of ministries. Although ARMS focuses on the North American Division as its volunteer base, the opportunitie...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.