Statements by Church Entities on the "Unity in Mission" Vote

Several entities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have issued statements on the Annual Council vote on the "Unity in Mission" document. What follows are excerpts with links (if possible) to the full statements. This page will be updated if additional statements are released. 

The North American Division states:

Three Takeaways from the Annual Council "Unity" Vote

After two hours of two-minute speeches, the General Conference Executive Committee meeting for its Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, approved the brief “Unity in Mission: Procedures in Church Reconciliation” document. Those who joined General Conference president Ted Wilson in support of the document tended to be delegates from south of the equator who mostly remained silent during the debate.

Following the Money: Annual Council Diary

With the strong US dollar affecting the exchange rate for the eight different currencies in which the Seventh-day Adventist Church receives funds, the General Conference showed a loss of just over $19 million as of December 31, 2015, according to Treasurer Juan Prestol-Puesan. In the first nine months of 2016, the value has stabilized but at a much lower rate, he added.

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The Lost Sheep: Annual Council Diary, Oct 10

Testimonies bookended Sunday’s session of the General Conference Executive Committee that also included sobering news from Secretary G.T. Ng and the annual statistical report.

Walla Walla University School of Theology Issues Statement on General Conference Unity Document

The faculty of the Walla Walla University School of Theology have issued a statement concerning the General Conference's "unity" document.

Stories of Nazareth and San Gabriel: Annual Council Diary, Oct 9

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General Conference Outlines Proposed Plan of Action for Unions that Ordain Women

The communication staff of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists have released a document detailing a proposed plan of action for denominational entities characterized as having "gone outside of voted church policy by ordaining women." In the

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