G T Ng, executive secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist world church, called on every Adventist to actively nurture new church members to stem an outflow that is seeing one of every two newly baptised members eventually leave the Church.
General Conference and division leaders re-affirmed the important role of women in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and appealed to all church entities to respect a recent General Conference Session decision on ordination.
Moving to streamline the church’s work at a time of rapid growth, delegates opened the General Conference session on Thursday by officially approving the addition of an unprecedented 35 new union conferences to the Adventist world church.
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.
Thousands of people packed a stadium in the Dominican Republic’s capital on Sabbath to celebrate 3052 baptisms and the historic ordination of more than 200 pastors at the close of the Seventh-day Adventist world church's Ten Days of Prayer initiative.