EDITOR'S NOTE: This response was voted during the Year-End Meeting of the North American Division (NAD) Executive Committee on Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbia, Md. It is a response to the "Regard for and Practice of General Conference Session and General Conference Executive Committee Actions" which was voted at the General Conference (GC) Executive Committee's Annual Council in Battle Creek, Mich., on Oct. 14, 2018.
During its Annual Council business meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, the General Conference (GC) executive committee voted 185 to 124 (with two abstentions) to approve a plan to seek uniform policy compliance throughout the world church.
Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4. He joined approximately 1,600 other global Adventist youth leaders, including Ben Lundquist, Oregon Conference director for young adults, at the event which featured speakers such as Ty Gibson, Ted N.C. Wilson and David Asscherick.
Television specials are being promoted on major networks and cable channels leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Branch Davidian/Waco tragedy in April 2018. It may be helpful for Adventists to have a few facts about the people and events highlighted during these media programs — not only for themselves, but to help answer follow up questions from interested neighbors, colleagues and friends regarding the Branch Davidian cult under Koresh.
Here are some important points to remember:
During the annual Seventh-day Adventist world church spring executive committee meeting on April 11, in Silver Spring, Md., members voted to adopt a new identity guideline system for global use.
With the Adventist Church operating in more than 200 countires and territories around the world, and worshiping in more than 900 languages, a cohesivie visual identity was challenging but something church administrators and leaders were eager to accomplish.
Two documentary short videos produced for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University won important Sonny awards at the 2017 Sonscreen Film Festival, held April 6–8, 2017, in Loma Linda, Calif. Industrial design major Jacob Patterson accepted the Sonny award for best cinematography for “Chef’s Table” and the jury selection award for “Class of 2017 // One Step Forward.”
General Conference leadership decided last week to suspend the release of an upcoming 11-episode web series, The Record Keeper.
Nearly 350 Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders, pastors, academics and human services experts have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for a four-day summit intended to help the worldwide Church better address the experiences of homosexuality and alternative sexualities.