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 8-13. 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. In this year's meetings, several items will be recommended for vote at the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Geogia.
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.
Two other directors retained at first Annual Council Nominating Committee report
$104.5 million 2011 budget an ‘expression of members’ faith,’ undertreasurer says
Kneeling, Annual Council Members Approve Revival, Reformation Call
Seventh-day Adventists Urged to Pray for 'Latter Rain' Power to Finish Work
GC Secretary: Now 16.6 Million Members, But Challenging Regions Loom Large
What membership audits reveal about high growth areas; is mission appeal 2008 déjà vu?
Focus on Revival-driven Outreach Opens Business of Annual Council
Spiritual renewal motivation for mission, leaders say.
Wilson Exhorts Seventh-day Adventists: "Remember Your Name"
Focus on Revival, Reformation and Proclamation, GC President says.
Read the GE President's complete Sabbath sermon.
See the GC President's complete Sabbath sermon.