Worldwide demographics for the Adventist Church are changing, with 92 per cent of membership (16.9 million out of 18.8 million) now in the so-called global south, according to a report from the Annual Council of the General Conference.
The Seventh-day Adventist world Church is growing steadily. But while membership jumped 1.6 per cent in a recent six-month period, potential growth continues to suffer because of substantial membership loss over the past 50 years.
The 60th General Conference session will offer several firsts: electronic voting, a mobile app called GC Session 2015, an electronic agenda for delegates, and, most crucially for the rest of us, an opportunity to review the agenda in advance.
Seventh-day Adventist churches are springing up around the world at the fastest rate in the denomination’s 152-year history, with a new building opening its doors to worshippers every 3.58 hours, according to newly released figures.
A policy body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Monday voted to adjust the language of a key fundamental belief to emphasise that creation was a “recent” event that took place during “six literal days”.