Update #1, July 2, 2015
GC Session 2015, San Antonio, Texas
At 7 p. m. Central Time tonight the General Conference President, Ted Wilson's State of the Church Report will be broadcast. See below for ways to watch it.
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A short outline of today's schedule:
• A brief tribute to Alberto Gulfan, president of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, who is retiring
• Description and explanation of the voting devices, the security, the integrity, etc., and sampling a first vote with the devices
• Reconciliation celebration with a breakaway group of Adventists in Hungary
• A showing of the video, What Might Have Been, followed by prayer time with all the General Conference and division officers
• Discussion and vote regarding 33-35 new administrative units coming into the Church
• Afternoon meeting of the division caucuses
• The General Conference Session Nominating Committee will be sat at 4:30 p.m. and will meet at 9:00 p.m., selecting the new chair person
GC Session will be broadcast straight from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to your home or church
: morning and evening worship, a series on the Adventist heritage by Jim Nix, Sabbath School, divine service, Adventist News Network, In Perspective with Mark Finley, and World of Hope. Watch it all on Hope Channel Church
, Hope Channel app, or Glorystar 124. The broadcast schedule
More GC Session Links:
You can learn all about the program
, the agenda
, get delegate information
, and more at the GC Session website
. Download the GC Session App
to help you navigate the Session exhibits, find a place to eat, locate meeting rooms, access social media, and more.
How to follow GC Session updates and news on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms ‒ Some unions are using their own hashtags, but all are using the GC Session hashtag so just search for #GCSA15 (which stands for General Conference San Antonio 2015). Less is more!
More GC Session photos are posted
nearly every hour at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nadadventist/albums
A delegation of leaders of a breakaway group of Adventists in Hungary that separated
from the main body of the church 40 years ago, was welcomed. MORE
[Photo: Tamás Ócsai, President; Róbert Csizmadia, Secretary; Renáta Zolyomi, Treasurer]
Official GC Nominating Committee statistics:
Gender — 218 male, 34 female. Ages — under 30 (5), 30-39 (10), 40-49 (63), 50-59 (102), 60-69 (66), 70+ (6).
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Adventist Membership Surges in San Antonio Despite Daunting Rain
More than 700 baptisms are expected by August after a major evangelistic initiative led by evangelist Mark Finley. That number is equal to 20% more of the current membership.
A Brief Look at San Antonio's History
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It's a Movement
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Ten Days in San Antonio
It takes nine years from winning a bid to hosting the meeting. Why would a city want us there? How will we be remembered? How can we make a difference?
GC Session Delegates
Here's the actual list!
Your Guide to the GC Agenda
Some basic items on the agenda. Learn more about it.