2020 Annual Council

Annual Council

The General Conference Administrative Committee has voted that this year’s Annual Council will be held via Zoom. There will be no on-site meetings in Silver Spring, Maryland, as is normally done. This decision has been made based on available information from Montgomery County and the State of Maryland relating to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive Committee members and invitees received an email on Thursday, October 1, with a link to register for the 2020 Annual Council and LEAD Conference on Zoom.

We are living in unusual times and they will become more unusual as we draw nearer to the end of time. God is never caught by surprise. This is one of the birth pangs Jesus talked about that must take place before He returns (see Matt 24).

In this global pandemic, the prophetic mission and message of the Church remain the same. The coronavirus crisis is a clarion call to action, a call to proclaim the Three Angels’ Messages to a world that has lost hope. As a Church, we have never been more hopeful for the Second Advent. May the Lord strengthen your faith in this unusual time. May the Lord make you a fervent witness for His glory.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Dates and times are subject to change. Last updated September 28, 2020.
All times are EDT (UTC-04:00).

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • LEAD Conference 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    • LEAD Breakout Sessions (as announced)
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • LEAD Conference 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    • Annual Council Business Session 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • Devotional 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
      • Adam Ramdin, “Living by Giving”
    • Annual Council Business Session 7:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, October 9, 2020
    • No Meetings
  • Sabbath, October 10, 2020
    • Sabbath School 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
    • Divine Service 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
      • Ted N C Wilson, “God Will Have A People”
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • Devotional 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
      • Ganoune H Diop, “All Related: The Truth About Race and Racism”
    • Annual Council Business Session 7:40 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Monday, October 12, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • Devotional 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
      • Anil Kanda, “The End of Your Story. . .”
    • Annual Council Business Session 7:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • Devotional 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
      • Felix Cortez-Valles, “Lift Up a Banner Against Babylon: Daniel and the Second Angel’s Message”
    • Annual Council Business Session 7:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 6:30 a.m. to 6:55 a.m.
    • Devotional 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m.
      • Raul Esperante: “We Can Trust the Word of God in Paleontology”
    • Annual Council Business Session 7:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

AGENDA

View the 2020 Annual Council agenda.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR ONLINE MEETINGS

View technical information for our online meetings, including Zoom, voting, and translation.

WATCH LIVE

If you are not invited to connect by Zoom, you can watch the meetings live, as scheduled, from October 6 through October 14, 2020.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Daily Schedules for the dates of Annual Council and the pre-meetings will be posted on the Executive Committee Portal as they become available. Please login using your username and password, then click on the tab for Annual Council.