Welcome to the sixty-first General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in St. Louis, Missouri, June 6 to June 11, 2022.
“Jesus Is Coming! Get Involved!”—this theme reflects the Advent hope in a soon-returning Savior, and the urgency of Total Member Involvement (TMI), everyone doing something for Jesus in winning souls for Him!
When the first General Conference Session was held in May 1863, 20 delegates met in a small, wooden church in Battle Creek, Michigan. The delegates represented a few thousand Sabbathkeeping Advent believers, mainly from the northeast and midwestern regions of the United States.
In contrast, the sixty-first GC Session, originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed twice due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, is being held in a venue that can accommodate close to 67,000 attendees, including approximately 2,700 delegates, representing more than 21 million members from more than 200 countries!
General Conference Sessions provide wonderful opportunities for our worldwide family of believers to gather for worship and fellowship, and to gain a firsthand look at the way in which we conduct the business of the church, including the election of world leaders and voting on important items affecting the worldwide church.
Join me in praying for God’s leading, in a marvelous way at this Session, and praise Him for how He has blessed this last-day remnant movement. We plead for the outpouring of the latter rain of the Holy Spirit in anticipation of the soon second coming of Jesus Christ.
Let’s continue moving forward together as we focus on God’s Holy Word, on the three angels’ messages, on the Holy Spirit’s wonderful work of revival and reformation, and on Total Member Involvement, reaching millions with the hope we must share.
Jesus Is Coming! Get Involved!
Ted N. C. Wilson, President
Seventh-day Adventist Church