2021 Annual Council

Annual Council August 2, 2021

The 2021 Annual Council will be held as a hybrid meeting, on-site at the General Conference and online. Those who will meet on-site are GC Executive Committee members and invitees who work at the General Conference headquarters building, division officers, and presidents of GC attached unions. All other committee members and invitees will join Annual Council online via Zoom.

We look forward to assembling with you in this new meeting environment for Annual Council! The meetings will take place from October 7 through October 13, 2021.

We look forward to worshiping, praying, and working together at Annual Council! As we face the daily challenges of living in this sin-sick world, we can rejoice because we know the good news of our coming Savior. Let us not keep the blessed hope to ourselves! “Jesus said to his followers, ‘Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone’” (Mark 16:15). It is time to respond, “’I Will Go’, share hope, and make disciples!”

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Dates and times are subject to change. Last updated July 28, 2021.
All times are EDT (UTC-04:00).

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021
    • Annual Council Check-In 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    • LEAD Conference “Through the Storms: Mission During Crises” 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 8, 2021
    • Devotional 8:00-8:30 a.m.
      • Chris Holland, Hope Channel International
    • LEAD Conference “Through the Storms: Mission During Crises” 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Sabbath, October 9, 2021
    • Sabbath School and Church Service 8:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:50 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      • Carlton P Byrd, Breath of Life Ministries
    • Annual Council Business Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 11, 2021
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:50 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      • Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts Ministries
    • Annual Council Business Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:50 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      • Omar Grieve, La Voz Ministries
    • Annual Council Business Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:50 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      • Abner Dizon, Southern Asia-Pacific Division Interfaith Services
    • Annual Council Business Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

AGENDA

The 2021 Annual Council agenda will be available to download on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

CHECK-IN ON-SITE

Committee members attending on-site are required to Check-In when they arrive.  Check-In will be at the entrance to the auditorium on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Late check-in will be in the rear of the auditorium.

Attendance will be taken on the Zoom meeting for those attending online.

If you did not return your badge when you left the building on your last visit, please remember to bring your badge for Annual Council.

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, October 7-13, 2021.

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.