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Adventist Church embarks on ‘New Era’ in missionary work

Church leaders approve a new phase of the missionary program.

that the General Conference chose this great city of Tokyo,” said Si Young Kim, president of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division. Tom Lemon, a general vice president of the General Conference, said he [...] Financing for the program will come from existing funds earmarked for foreign missionaries. Currently, the General Conference distributes funds for foreign missionaries to each of the 13 world divisions, and the [...] has repeated for decades in the Adventist Church, will expand under a plan approved by the General Conference’s Mission Board on Oct. 5. Rather than only following the traditional method of identifying

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New mission textbook launches at fall Annual Council

Institute of World Mission partners with Adventist Theological Seminary to produce manual

conclude this project.” Kuhn then presented Church officers with a gift copy of the book and invited Ted N C Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, to pray, dedicating the [...] A new Adventist missions textbook is now available, thanks to the results of a study the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research (ASTR) for the Adventist Church performed just a few years ago. The

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Treasury report emphasizes accountability, faithfulness in the use of funds

Juan Prestol-Puesán says the church is extremely careful in managing church monies.

Wahlen. The General Conference and the 13 church divisions around the world have already completed their reports, and it is expected that by 2019 union conferences, as well as local conferences and missions [...] The Seventh-day Adventist Church takes the use of church monies very seriously, said General Conference treasurer Juan Prestol-Puesán in presenting the Treasury Report on October 14, 2018. Prestol-Puesán’s [...] and providing a meaningful support service to the regions and programs that interact with the General Conference. Other objectives Prestol-Puesán mentioned include continuing allocations for operational

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Adventists join call for more action to protect migrant and refugee children

More than just a conference, a recent multi-faith event aimed to mobilize new partnerships to help children in distress.

to help protect the estimated 28 million vulnerable young people and children worldwide who are currently displaced from their homes by conflict, poverty, natural disasters, or migration. “It was

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Church leaders get a lesson on marmite and mission

Adventist Mission director Gary Krause looks back at his childhood food to explain how mission work has developed over the past 155 years.

Seventh-day Adventist Church started with a similar mindset, world church leaders heard at LEAD Conference, a pre-Annual Council gathering focusing on church pioneers in Battle Creek, Michigan. In [...] Adventist Church has had a change in its focus of mission over the years,” Krause, now director of the Office of Adventist Mission, said in a presentation called “To the Ends of the Earth.” Along the way [...] traveled to Europe in 1874); the Sabbath School mission offering (collected by the Upper Columbia Conference in the United States in 1885 to send missionaries to Australia); and the first Thirteenth Sabbath

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2018 Secretary’s Report highlights mission

Report emphasizes Seventh-day Adventist mandate to mission

Mission. Krause highlighted several entities that make up the mission family at the General Conference. These include the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research (ASTR) , Inter-Division Service Employees

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“The Past with A Future---Looking Back to Move Forward Led by God”

2018 Annual Council Sermon

on God to avoid great and overwhelming deception. In the Ellen G White Estate offices at the General Conference headquarters, a large painting called “Christ of the Narrow Way” portrays God’s people [...] of the recent July 2018 Global Youth Leaders Congress in Kassel, Germany, organized by our General Conference Youth Ministries Department and division leaders. It was thrilling to see such committed young [...] the Lord is turning people’s hearts to Him and Bible truth. In January of this year, senior General Conference leadership met near Cancun, Mexico, for an annual planning meeting in a location often used

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Administrative Committee Continues to Refine Unity Document

Ongoing Discussion Process Leads to Clarification.

outlining a process addressing non-compliant entities , the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) voted updates to the document during its meeting at the [...] follows the regular process of vetting and refining a document before being presented to the General Conference (GC) Executive Committee at its Annual Council in October. “The updates came as a result [...] updated document voted today is subject to further refinement, including by the GC and Division officers (GCDO) before reaching the floor of the Annual Council, where it is still open for revision before

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Adventist Heritage tour called a life-changing experience

A six-day tour promises to have an impact on General Conference leaders, university presidents and children around the world.

“I think they all have a new spirit,” said General Conference meeting planner Sheri Clemmer, who has helped organize six tours for the General Conference since 2012. “Anytime we can make our pioneers [...] dependence on the Lord in highly unusual or difficult circumstances,” said General Conference president Ted N.C. Wilson, whose office organized the tour and is partnering with Hope Channel to produce a heritage [...] University presidents will be invited to tour church historical sites in the United States. General Conference leaders will spend more time reading Ellen White’s inspired writings and taking her advice

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Prayerful Process Continues: GC ADCOM Embraces Unity

wide input, building a majority consensus through the GC ADCOM, General Conference and Division Officers (GCDO), and the General Conference Executive Committee. A Common Understanding Church authority [...] the appeal of the leadership of the General Conference, of the divisions, unions, conferences, pastors, and members. Let us be on our knees.” General Conference Compliance Review Committee with Doctrine [...] agreed upon or as a result of input from elected members of the General Conference Executive Committee. On July 17, 2018, the General Conference (GC) ADCOM established five compliance committees to serve unity

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