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Executive Committee Members Debate Proposed Compliance Action

Vote amends motion to change reprimand to warning

be given to the Danish Union of Churches Conference, the North German Union Conference, the Norwegian Union Conference and the Swedish Union of Churches Conference. These entities “have taken actions that [...] document proposed warnings for four Seventh-day Adventist union conferences and public reprimands for the presidents of two other union conferences. Delegates voted to accept the first recommendation to [...] situation.” Wilson, who chaired the session, then laid out the steps taken by the General Conference (GC) since the action voted by the 2018 Annual Council that outlined a process for addressing perceived

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Adventist Church leaders approve plan for tithe parity among divisions

By 2030 every world church division will contribute the same base percentage of tithe to the General Conference

e General Conference (GC). The GC uses its allocated portion of tithe to fund headquarters operations as well as appropriations, which are funds distributed back to world divisions by the GC. How [...] its tithe allocation to the GC, while the rest of the divisions were contributing 2 percent. An official change in General Conference Working Policy, voted by the GC Executive Committee in 2011, [...] local church sends the tithe to the local conference, an administrative unit which oversees a defined geographic area. While most tithe funds remain in the conference to pay for operations, pastoral salaries

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Despite uncertainty, Adventist Church finances are on target, Treasurer says

Juan Prestol-Puesán credits God, generosity of members for mostly positive outlook.

A second factor is, in agreement with GC Working Policy, the percentage of tithe the North American Division (NAD) contributes to the General Conference will decrease from 6.1 percent to 5.85 percent [...] Investment Earnings in the Black Prestol-Puesán reported that as of September 30, General Conference net assets have increased US$1.2 million. It is the result, he explained of investment earnings [...] continued strength of the U.S. dollar against most currencies is the dominant factor in the General Conference operating budget. “This is significant because roughly half of our total income is originally

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World Church Executive Committee Considers Statement on Abortion

Amended statement is passed by majority vote

Committee and expanded to include the GC Bioethics Committee, the 26-member working group, representatives of various Adventist healthcare systems, and several GC administrative committees. The process [...] draft. A working group of 26 individuals, including seven women, was commissioned by the General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) in September to “prepare a draft of one unified statement that

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Seventh-day Adventist World Church Secretary’s report emphasizes “Mission First”

2019 Secretary’s Report to Annual Council

with a population of 41 million, and only one Adventist church for every 741,295 people. “The GC, in consultation and cooperation with the local field, has established culture-specific initiatives [...] with over 10,100 people directly supporting mission worldwide. Kuhn suggested that within the next couple of years, at least one project per pastoral district be opened, in which young people can serve

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“God’s Restoring Salvation---Our Last-day Message”

President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Ted N.C. Wilson, gives Sabbath sermon during the 2019 Annual Council.

Comprehensive Health Ministry. In North America, regional conference members have long been involved in reaching the cities; and many conferences around the world are engaged in lifting up Christ in every [...] year---in Jamaica and India. Next year we will be again involved in two evangelistic meetings in Papua New Guinea and in Indianapolis just before the General Conference Session. Renew your spiritual [...] became darker and darker, people were unsettled. They were unsure as to what was going to develop next. Then, suddenly, an earthquake surprised everyone beyond their imagination. It shook so violently

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Return to Palau: A journey of healing and restoration

Melissa Gibson meets the man who killed her family when she was a 10-year-old missionary girl

Melissa and I first met 15 years ago. On Dec. 23, 2003, I received a call from the General Conference informing me that a missionary family had been tragically murdered on the Pacific island of Palau [...] and not needing to know all the details of where we are going when we are with someone we trust. The next evening, Melissa shared that she had not been alone that day while locked up in Justin’s house. Like [...] his love for our Savior and his desire to live faithful to His calling in this life. Ruth spoke next. She recalled their meeting 15 years earlier. She rejoiced with him for his acceptance of Jesus. She

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Adventist Church continues relief efforts among devastation in Grand Bahama

or another,” said Arleen Sands, women’s ministries director for the church in the North Bahamas Conference, headquartered in Freeport. “It’s heart breaking, it’s all painful,” said Sands. Hot meals [...] shopping and begins to cook supper to distribute at 6pm. By the time 11 pm comes, she is done and the next day begins all over again for her and her team of volunteers. “Like Jesus I have to put my needs [...] said Sands, who is also overseeing the distribution of goods through community services in the conference. “Many lost everything. They just have the clothes on their backs.” Sands reaches over to

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Inter-American leaders see Hurricane Dorian destruction firsthand

said very few church members are left. The Salem Haitian Adventist Church, a wooden structure next to the Marsh Harbour Church, was destroyed. The 120 church members had been working hard to build [...] help as a church.” One-third of the financial operations for the church in the North Bahamas Conference which oversees Abaco and Grand Bahama, comes from the membership in Abaco, said Verduzco. “This

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Former Undertreasurer for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church passes to his rest.

Donald Robinson faithfully served the Adventist Church in various countries

Undertreasurer of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, passed to his rest Friday evening, September 6, 2019. He was 79. “On behalf of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and [...] y Adventist Church for the next twenty-two years, seventeen as Associate Treasurer and five as Undertreasurer. Donald and Elaine retired at the 58th General Conference Session in St Louis, Missouri [...] Missouri in 2005. In anticipation of retirement, they purchased 40 acres of land next door to their daughter, Lisa in Pennsylvania. With Gayle’s family (their other daughter) just an hour away, there were many

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