The world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is abuzz with preparations for the upcoming General Conference Session. The 60th meeting of its kind in the 152-year history of the denomination will take place in San Antonio, Texas and will see as many as 60,000 people from more than 170 countries gather in the Alamodome.
In the Philippines, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is growing more quickly than anywhere else in the world, according to a report at the recent Annual Council. 80,000 baptisms have been recorded since 2011, and there are more than 700,000 Adventist church members there, as well as several colleges and universities, a publishing house, and a medical center.
Seventh-day Adventist world church officials today released a statement regarding a local conference that recently elected as president a person who is not recognized by the world church as an ordained minister. Ordination is one of the criteria for being a conference president. The statement, in its entirety, follows:
Moving Forward Together
A response from the General Conference to recent actions in North America
Ansel Oliver wrote this piece for ANN, published October 16, about the jokes shared from the podium during Annual Council - both deliberate and accidental - that kept delegates laughing.
Seventh-day Adventist Church officials from around the world gather at the General Conference this week for their annual business session. A proposed amendment to the fundamental belief on creation is one of the agenda items. Spectrum Editor Bonnie Dwyer will be reporting from the Council, and her exclusive stories will be available here on the Spectrum blog. This story was published today by ANN.
The first SDA app, called Heroes, has been released. Adventist News Network published this story today about the app:
The first Seventh-day Adventist game for iPhone and iPad was downloaded 3,000 times in the first 48 hours of its release, tripling the benchmark analysts say a mobile app should meet in its first week to be considered successful.