FULL TEXT: 2015 GC Session Secretary’s Report

The Seventh-day Adventist Church began with a handful of Millerite Christians trying to make sense of the Great Disappointment in 1844, when Jesus did not return as expected. This small band of faithful members refused to give up their faith.

Fast Facts About the 2015 GC Session

History of the GC Session On May 20, 1863, in Battle Creek, Michigan, a group of Seventh-day Adventist church leaders came together to organize a General Conference. They chose a chairman and drafted a constitution and bylaws

Creative acts of service mark second annual Global Youth Day

Adventist Youth skip hearing sermon to ‘Be the sermon’

In Hungary, Wilson visits during centenary of church’s formal organization

Meets with minister of religion one year after Adventist Church regains official status in country Mar 20, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States ANN staff, with reporting by Jóhann E. Jóhannsson Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist members and friends in Hungary welcomed Adventist world church President Ted N. C

In the Netherlands, church growth hinges on community relevance

Service, church-planting yield results among native population Mar 13, 2013 Zwolle, Netherlands Jóhann E.

Netherlands queen honors three Adventists for community service

Dimitri Triantos and Magda Trianto-van Kooij on April 30 after receiving the Order of Orange-Nassau. [photo courtesy TED news] Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands honored three Seventh-day Adventists for their community service along with other national award recipients during an annual ceremony on April 30

Paulsen encourages Adventist youth to seek involvement in church

Young Seventh-day Adventists should continue reaching out to peers and seek more active roles in church, the president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church said to church members during a live television broadcast earlier this month. Seventh-day Adventist world church President Jan Paulsen talks with young people from Inter-America about their importance in the church. The discussion took place on the 20th episode of Let's Talk, an impromptu question and answer television series

IRLA, religious leaders disappointed with Swiss ban on new Islamic minarets

New construction of minarets is prohibited in Switzerland after a national vote last week. Opponents of the ban say it restricts religious freedom while others say it is a vote against Muslim extremest ideology. [photo courtesy istock] Seventh-day Adventist religious freedom leaders say they are disappointed over last week's national vote in Switzerland banning construction of new minarets -- prayer towers atop Muslim mosques
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