April 16, 2010

2010 Spring Meetings Updates

Griggs International Would Split,
Move Location Under Proposed Changes

College-level programs would stay with Griggs, K-12 could move to NAD.
dramatic plan to remake Griggs University and International Academy, the 101-year-old distance learning arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, took its first steps April 6, when delegates to the Spring meeting of the General Conference Executive Committee accepted a report calling for a restructuring. To read more, click above.

Women's Ordination Not on Atlanta GC Session Agenda,
Paulsen Says

World field not ready to move forward, based on 11 divisions' responses.
The issue of women's ordination will not be added to the agenda for the 59th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, world church president Pastor Jan Paulsen said April 6.

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New Studio Expands Channel Programming Capacity
Opening is next step in church's digital communication commitment, producers say
Production manager Joe Sloan used to get calls from church executives asking if they could book the Hope Channel studio for a taping the following morning. "We were thinking more like August," he would tell them. Click above to read more.

Church in Jamaica to Become Its Own Adventist Union Conference
Three other management restructures in Latin America accomodate church growth.
Four administrative restructuring moves of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in and around Central America highlight the church's membership growth in the region, home to nearly 3.3 million members. Click above to read more.