Following its vote on July 17, 2018, of a preliminary document 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 church’s world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, on September 18.
This latest action of the committee 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 of responses suggesting clarification and defining time frames for the voted process,” according to Hensley Moorooven, ADCOM secretary. “These suggestions are for clarification and improvement, as time has taught the church that this vetting process produces a better document.”
Standard Church procedures inform the Church that the 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 a vote is called.
“Transparency always facilitates contribution and input. It is important to have as wide input as possible on a document such as this,” Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, stated. “As a body of believers, we work together, developing mutual understanding and agreements applicable to the church worldwide. We hope that through this process, this movement will become stronger in its God-given mission of sharing the Three Angels’ Messages and bringing the good news of Christ’s soon return.”