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Annual Council: Mission Initiatives Dominate Meeting; Mission Statement Revision, New Values Statement Voted

"You are here because of what you bring to this [assembly]," Pastor Jan Paulsen told delegates to the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Annual Council meeting, held at the world headquarters. The first business session commenced on Sunday morning, Oct. 10, w

Paulsen told delegates to the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Annual Council meeting, held at the world headquarters. The first business session commenced on Sunday morning, Oct. 10, with delegates voting statements [...] Among those to be discussed in coming days is a new fundamental statement of belief relating to a Christian’s spiritual growth. Paulsen told delegates the matter was of great importance as the church moves [...] way the Adventist Church operates,” Ryan emphasized. The council participants were also presented with a report on the recently adopted mission initiatives, as well as plans for new and creative i

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Year in Review: Adventists Celebrate Growth, Share World Concerns in 2005

In 2005 the Seventh-day Adventist Church grew, celebrated, changed, gathered, made breakthroughs ...

Mission, was elected as associate treasurer of the world church. The Session also adopted, on July 4, a new fundamental belief statement declaring God’s power to help believers live a sanctified life. “Growing [...] the church’s delegation in St. Louis, about 8 young people have been added to the General Conference’s Executive Committee, one of the Church’s most influential committees at Annual Council.  Also at [...] the United States and Aira Arina from Latvia joined 33 other young people as delegates to the world session. Delegates at the Session voted July 3 to approve a resolution acknowledging the writings

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114G_Unity_in_Mission--Procedures_in_Church_Reconciliation.pdf

to 11 recommend to the 2017 Annual Council, procedural steps to be followed in the event that a 12 resolution of the conflict is not achieved under procedures identified in recommendation 1. 13 above [...] VOTED, 1. To adopt the following steps of reconciliation with entities that appear to 38 have overlooked or ignored the biblical principles as expressed in the Fundamental Beliefs, voted 39 actions [...] conflict resolution procedures referred to in recommendation 2. below. 5 6 ii) For the biblical principles as expressed in the Fundamental Beliefs 7 or voted actions and policies of a worldwide

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procedures-for-reconciliation-and-adherence-in-church-governance-phase-ii.pdf

General 20 Conference Executive Committee members register for Annual Council on an annual basis 21 beginning with the 2018 Annual Council. At that time, the results of non-compliance outlined in 22 the [...] Committee at the 2017 Annual Council (see General Conference Bylaws, Article XIII, Sec 1. b.), 17 all Executive Committee members registering for the 2018 Annual Council, and annually 18 thereafter, will [...] ___ 10 11 12 c. In Relation to Official Annual Council Invitees Not in Compliance with 13 Category 2: 14 15 Invitee status at Annual Council Sessions is a privilege not a right. As a result

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