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Hensley Moorooven, Undersecretary, General Conference (GC), presenting an item from the constitution and bylaws agenda at the afternoon business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

Getting to Know A Heart for Mission: Hensley Moorooven

A specific character is necessary when taking on any leadership role in the church. It requires intentionality, a passion for God, and a mission mindedness that allows for one to be effective in their...

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Refusing to Be Silent in the Face of Evil

PARL recognizes individuals for their advocacy for religious liberty in their community

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Recognition of retirees. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

General Conference Session Delegates Recognize Retirees

As the 61st Seventh Day Adventsit General Conference (GC) Session drew to a close on Saturday June 11th, 2022, the GC planning committee did not miss an opportunity to acknowledge the special retirees...

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Prayer Session at the morning worship on Friday, June 10, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/  / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Global Prayer Continues Despite the Close of 40 Days of Prayer

Weeks prior to the start of the 61st General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, the Seventh-day Adventist World church initiated 40 Days of Prayer which began May 3rd, 2022. Spearheaded by the Revi...

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Silvia Sicalo (left) with her predecessor Sheri Clemmer, former meeting planner for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists  [Photo Courtesy of Silvia Sicalo]

Living Within God’s Timing: Getting to know Silvia Sicalo

Those who have met Silvia Sicalo know her as an efficient and reliable Meeting Planner for the General Conference. This is undeniably true, given her role in the monumental task of organizing the Gene...

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The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Sunday, June 12, 2022 00:11 [Gerhard Weiner/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Sabbath afternoon and closing ceremony unites worldwide Adventist church in mission focus

Capping off the 61st General Conference (GC) Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, leaders, delegates, and visitors gathered in St. Louis and online to enjoy a Sabbath afternoon program, follow...

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Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC), preaching his sermon during Divine Worship on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022.  [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Hold Fast What You Have

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church delivers the Sabbath sermon during the final day of the 2022 General Conference Session in St. Louis.

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Missão Mundial Viva! Relatórios de Divisão Divisão Norte da Ásia-Pacífico (NSD) A 61ª Conferência Geral da Igreja Adventista do Sétimo Dia, Complexo de Convenções do Centro da América, St. Louis, Missouri, EUA, 6 a 11 de junho de 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

An Invitation for Total Member Involvement

Managing the Sabbath during a hybrid session

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The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Church celebrates more than 240K baptisms worldwide since 2015 thanks to Total Member Involvement

Total Member Involvement (TMI) is a core focus of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s strategy, and the cornerstone of this quinquennium’s theme “I Will Go”. The TMI Report presented around 8:30 pm on ...

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Hensley Moorooven, Undersecretary, General Conference (GC), presenting adjusted proposals from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee during the afternoon business session on Thursday, June 9, 2022. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

What Happened Today - Thursday, June 9th

Thursday, June 9th, 2022 marked the fourth day of the hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. It was also the final day of scheduled business meetings. The day began with a digi...

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Ella S. Simmons, General Vice President, General Conference (GC), chairing the morning business session on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Farewell to History-Maker, Ella Simmons

First Female General Vice-President retires after 17-year term

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3AM Report emphasizes importance of young people in finishing God’s work on earth

Featuring leaders from various departments of the General Conference (GC), the Three Angels’ Messages Report presented at about 2:30 pm on Thursday at this year’s 61st GC Session inspired Adventists a...

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The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:13. [Tor Tjeransen/  Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

What Happened Today - Wednesday, June 8th

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 marked the third day of the hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with a digital concert featuring linguistically diverse musicians fro...

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The treasurer of the General Conference, Paul H. Douglas, presented the treasury report at the afternoon business session on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Photo: Tor Tjeransen/Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).

Adventist Church enjoys positive financial outlook despite turbulent times

On Tuesday afternoon at the 61st General Conference Session, GC CFO/Treasurer Paul Douglas delivered his Treasurer’s Report, giving an overview of the financial position and performance of the global ...

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Photo Karen J. Porter, Associate Secretary, General Conference, (GC), presenting two new unions: Eastern Ethiopia Union Mission (ECD) and Western Ethiopia Union Mission (ECD).[Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Global Church Celebrates Official Introduction to 10 New Unions to the Sisterhood of Unions

Since the last Seventh-day Adventist General Conference (GC) Session, the World Church has experienced positive growth within its organization. Despite the challenges we have faced during the Covid-19...

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The dome at the America’s Center. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

What Happened Today - Tuesday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 marks the second day of the first hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with a digital concert featuring linguistically diverse musicians...

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Opening remarks from the GC Officers Paul H. Douglas, Treasurer, General Conference (GC); Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC); Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC). The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 08:00. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

The World Church Celebrates the Official Opening of the 61st General Conference Session

The much anticipated reunion of the Adventist World Church has finally arrived. After two consecutive postponements of the planned GC Session, Monday, June 6th, marks the commencement of the 61st Seve...

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Hensley Moorooven, Undersecretary, General Conference (GC), presenting an item from the constitution and bylaws agenda at the afternoon business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 15:56.  [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

What Happened Today - Monday, June 6th

Monday, June 6th, 2022 marks the commencement of the first hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with opening remarks from Adventist World Church President Ted W...

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Opening remarks from the GC Officers, Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC). The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Erton Köhler Re-elected Executive Secretary

The decision comes during morning business session meetings held June 7

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Opening remarks from the GC Officer Paul H. Douglas, Treasurer, General Conference (GC)  [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Paul Douglas re-elected as Treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Douglas has held the position of Executive Treasurer since he replaced Juan Prestol-Puesan in 2021.

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