October 13, 2011

2011 Annual Council Menu Page

More than 200 members of the General Conference Executive Committee, the highest ruling body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, are gathering at the Adventist world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, for the committee's Annual Council October 7--12. The main purpose of Annual Council, one of two regular business sessions of the committee, is to hear institutional and departmental reports, vote changes in church policy, and approve the church's world budget.

As a service to our readers, the Adventist Review presents ongoing coverage of the meetings with a series of daily reports, commentaries, and other resources.

Breaking News

2020 Adventist General Conference Session to Return to Indianapolis
Thirty Years after last hosting, Indiana's capital celebrates 'quality' convention.

UPDATED VERSION: "Variance' for North American, Trans-European Division
Constitutions Fails Annual Council Vote

Spirited debate marks major discussion of women’s roles in leadership.

Trecartin Appointed President of New Greater Middle East Union Mission
Szilvasi to continue as union secretary; Iseminger replaces Trecartin as GC undersecretary. 

Adventist Church Membership Audits Planned, Revised Figures Contemplated
Accuracy, transparency are key, says church statistician.

Urban Evangelism is Wilson's Call to Adventist World Church
New York City is 2013 launch site; every division to participate.

"Mission to the Cities"--- Comprehensive Urban Evangelism
The complete text of the GC President's Annual Council sermon delivered October 8.

"Revived by His Word,"  Bible-reading Initiatvie, to Launch in April 2012
Goal is to increase Scripture involvement among members, leaders.