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Inter-American Division Administrators from L-R: Pastor Filiberto Verduzco, Treasurer, Pastor Elie Henry, President, and Pastor Leonard Johnson, Executive Secretary, lead the executive committee during the last day of meetings, Nov. 4, 2021. [Photo: IAD Screengrab]

Top Church Administrators Close Year-End Meetings With Special Resolution of Gratitude

The Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Year-End Executive Committee Meetings concluded with special resolution of gratitude for God’s blessings and guidance in leadership, finance, evangelism and protect...

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Suárez reinforced the need for greater theological training, and many present at the Council recalled initiatives that can be taken in this regard. (Photo: Gustavo Leighton)

Leader Proposes Making Deep Theological Teaching Accessible to all

Dean of SALT proposed a reflection on the main theological challenges currently in Adventism and possible ways to increase the empowerment of members.

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Artur A. Stele, General Vice President, General Conference (GC), speaks at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Brent Hardinge/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)

Leaders Consider Theological Issues Facing the Church

Voices raised in support following 2021 Annual Council presentation

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Scott Grady runs master control during the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Photo: Brent Hardinge / Adventist Media Exchange] (CC BY 4.0)

Bringing the World Together Through Technology and Prayer

Seventh-day Adventists around the world were united in a unique and powerful way at this year's Annual Council, thanks to Scott Grady, the Church's technical manager for its largest meetings. Along wi...

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Promising “I Will Go” Strategic Plan update shared at Annual Council meetings

While most Adventists from local churches around the world will be aware of, or involved in, projects and initiatives centered on the General Conference’s (GC) “I Will Go” strategic plan for 2020-2025...

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An update from the 3 Angels Messages Executive Committee during the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Three Angels’ Messages Enthusiastically Adopted by Adventist Global Church Using New, Creative Initiatives

With an expansive reach across global Seventh-day Adventist Church departments, entities and lay member organizations, the Three Angels’ Messages Project Committee presented an exciting report at Wedn...

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Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ganoune Diop presents on the 3 Angels Messages during the 2021 Annual Council.

Reshaping our fear-filled misunderstanding the three angels’ messages

As Seventh-day Adventist Christians, a central tenet of our theology is the message of the three angels found in Revelation 14. In light of current world events, many Adventists are experiencing feeli...

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 Mark Finley, assistant to the president of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, makes a presentation at the 2021 Annual Council meetings on the connection between Adventist identity and the Word of God. [Photo: [Photo: Brent Hardinge / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

At Annual Council, Presenters Reflect on Adventist Identity, Hermeneutics, and Grace

Mark Finley, Artur Stele, and Michael Ryan share perspectives on contemporary church challenges.

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Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC) speaks to Executive Committee members at 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Photo Credit: Brent Hardinge / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

An Earnest Appeal to Engage with Our Spiritual Identity

General Conference secretary calls Adventist leaders to face challenges and recommit to mission.

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Paul H. Douglas, Treasurer, General Conference (GC) delivers the Treasurer’s Report at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Photo Credit: Brent Hardinge/Adventist Media Exchange]

Annual Council 2021 Treasury Report Emphasizes Positive Gains, Encourages Investment in Mission

Paul Douglas, treasurer of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC), opened his inaugural Treasury Report to the 2021 Annual Council’s Executive committee, with some good news.  “In looki...

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The Adventist Mission office shares a tribute video of church leaders that passed away of the coronavirus during the LEAD Conference on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Adventist Leaders Pause to Remember Church Workers Lost to COVID-19

GC Executive Committee honored the memory of those who fell in the line of duty.

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Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC), gives his Secretary’s Report at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. [Photo Credit: Brent Hardinge/Adventist Media Exchange]

The Seventh-day Adventist Church Works to Overcome Challenges of COVID-19 and Reach People for Christ.

The Secretariat Report for the 2021 Annual Council focuses on the mission and determination of the Adventist Church during the pandemic.

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Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference President, delivers the Sabbath Sermon at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. (Photo: Brent Hardinge / ANN)

Adventist Church President Makes Clear-Cut Appeal to Live According to God’s Word

“Don’t lose focus on why we are Seventh-day Adventists,” Ted N. C. Wilson implores.

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Ted N.C. Wilson, General Conference President, delivers the Sabbath Sermon at the 2021 Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America. (Photo: Brent Hardinge / ANN)

“Trust God’s Prophetic Word in the Coming Conflict”

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson delivers the Sabbath Sermon during the 2021 Annual Council Meetings.

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The Adventist Church's Executive Committee elects Erton Köhler and Paul Douglas to Key Administrative Positions

Köhler will replace G. T. Ng as Executive Secretary and Douglas to replace Juan Prestol-Puesán as Executive Treasurer of the General Conference

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Adventist Church Leaders Vote to Hold a Special One-Day GC Session in January 2022

One-day event will discuss a constitutional change to allow virtual attendance

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In face of pandemic, Adventist Church’s finances held in 2020, thanks to cutbacks, God’s provision

Treasury officers report miracles small and large along with positive financial report

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General Conference Session participants at the 2015 session in San Antonio, Texas. [Photo Credit: GCS 2015 Dick Duerkson]

Leaders Vote to Postpone General Conference Session 2020 for a Second Time

Due to COVID-19, world church quinquennial event now scheduled for June 6-11, 2022.

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Every Church Member has a Part to Play

Annual Council 2020: The Three Angels Messages Project

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Church Leaders Address Issues of Racism and Prejudice

Annual Council presentation focused on individual education and personal reflection towards prejudice so that leaders and members can create more inclusive environments.

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