One-day event will discuss a constitutional change to allow virtual attendance.
advantageous if a Special GC Session was called for the sole purpose of amending the Constitution which would provide for a virtual or hybrid GC Session. In 2020, a meeting of the GC EXCOM already voted [...] number of delegates to a GC Session for reasons of a “major crisis within the Church or international arena” GC EXCOM on Tuesday also voted to reduce the total number of regular and at-large delegates to the [...] is being called for the sole purpose of amending the GC Constitution to allow delegates to participate by digital means in a future GC Session in the event that unforeseen and unavoidable circumstancesFind out more
Executive secretary of the General Conference announces retirement after nearly half-a-century of ministry.
best job in the world.” In the year 2000, he was sent to Toronto, Canada as a delegate to the General Conference Session — an official world meeting that Seventh-day Adventist leaders attend every five [...] Pacific Division for six years before he accepted the call to be the GC associate secretary. During the 2010 General Conference Session, he was elected as the Secretary of the General Conference. Yet again [...] For a long time, many of us have known G. T. Ng — executive secretary of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventist — as just that. We know his face, we know his role, and we know the four lettersFind out more
Executive Committee to meet on March 19 to consider recommendation
General Conference Sessions and make recommendations to the General Conference Executive Committee, on the following items: 1. That the number of delegates to General Conference Sessions be proportionately [...] Conference Session convenes. RECOMMENDATION FOR FUTURE GENERAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS Due to the need to reduce the financial and logistical footprint of General Conference Sessions and to be more [...] 4. That no exhibits/booths be included at General Conference Sessions. “The last thing we wanted to do is postpone GC Session,” said Ted N. C. Wilson, chair of ADCOM and president of the AdventistFind out more
The administrative meeting of the Church focusing once again the mission
Ecully, from October 30 to November 4, 2019. In the presence of some 80 members, including delegated officers and representatives of institutions from the EUD countries, President Mario Brito opened [...] Church. Pastor Brito indicated from the beginning that the main objective of this administrative session would be the mission of the Church in a post-modern and post-Christian context. How to share the [...] beginning of his ministry, has indicated three main elements for achieving the settled objectives: 1. A sincere and authentic motivation to encounter people. 2. Cooperation with the Holy Spirit in prayerFind out more
Position 1 ( bit.ly/ARposition1 ), Position 2 ( bit.ly/ARposition2 ), and Position 3 ( bit.ly/ARposition3 ). On March 4, 2015, a letter was sent to every GC Session delegate with a link to session materials [...] leaders and lay members at the General Conference Session held every five years can modify this statement of beliefs, the Church Manual, and certain GC policies, because they affect every level of the church [...] or the world gathering of leaders and lay members at the General Conference Session. In 2015 the General Conference Session voted against allowing regions of the world to choose whether to ordain womenFind out more
Report emphasizes Seventh-day Adventist mandate to mission.
at least 2,500 articles and accompanying photos, video and audio materials launched at the 2020 GC Session To continually update and expand the ESDA online To publish the print edition after the first [...] Adventist World Church, during the opening remarks of his statement to the 2018 Annual Council delegates. Known for his quizzes, Ng asked attendees to answer facts about each division. His final question [...] figures as of June 30, 2018. Last year was the 15th year, and the 13th in a row, where more than 1 million accessions were reported to the Seventh-day Adventist church in the year. Executive committeeFind out more
General Conference treasury staff highlight encouraging trends in 2017 at Spring Meeting.
financial gain in 2017 of US $1.6 million, highlighted treasury leaders of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC) on the opening day of the Spring Meeting of the GC Executive Committee, one of [...] the GC had ended with $1 million in the black after losing $19 million in 2015. Expenses have been decreasing for two consecutive years after an anticipated spike in 2015, the year of the last GC session [...] $18 million, to $1.02 billion, shared Prestol-Puesán. The NAD portion is a sizable part of world church total tithe, which in 2017 reached $2.44 billion. “It helped to end 2017 with a $1.6-million surplusFind out more
The worldwide Global Youth Leaders Congress to Equip, Empower, Engage a Generation of Spirit-Filled Leaders to pass on the Legacy of Reformation.
distribution of roles, conveniently informing all the youth leaders for the registration of the delegates, organizing the spaces and times for the speakers' interventions, the location of the booths, and [...] for the general organization. Specifically, as the host Division, we worked closely with the GC Youth Ministries and the North and South German Unions’ Youth Department together with the GYLC Steering [...] only in global events like this one, but in their local Unions/conferences/churches, so they can discover their gifts and use them to edify the church. To be given the opportunity in their local churchFind out more
Understanding how representatives are selected for the denomination's largest business meeting
There are two kinds of delegates: regular delegates and delegates-at-large. Regular delegates represent the General Conference member units as outlined in the bylaws. Delegates-at-large represent the [...] this GC Session: Regular Delegates 1559 Delegates-at-large 1007 Total delegates 2566 Age data Under 30 [...] their institutions. The entire delegation for a General Conference Session is comprised of: Delegate quotas based on units of organizational structure Delegate quotas based on division membershipFind out more
LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS CATCH THE SPIRIT OF THE GC SESSION.
the Seventh-day Adventist Church months before delegates to the General Conference (GC) session showed up in the city. It started in April, when more than 1,700 Adventist volunteers provided free health [...] include the General Conference session, said Costin Jordache, media director of communication for both the session and the free clinic in April. Coverage of the GC session and related health events has [...] heighten the church’s image, Health Ministries leaders at the GC session organized four other one-day health events to coincide with the business session throughout San Antonio. The San Antonio Express-NewsFind out more