Reach the World: Faithfulness to His Word

2017 Annual Council

Annual Council July 18, 2017

We look forward to working with you at the business sessions of the 2017 Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee! Session meetings will be held at the General Conference headquarters building in Silver Spring, Maryland from October 5-11, 2017. The first session of the Annual Council will begin Thursday morning, October 5, and business will conclude the following Wednesday afternoon, October 11. As a member or invitee of the General Conference Executive Committee, we welcome you! Your attendance is appreciated, and your contributions valued.

As you prayerfully prepare for these Annual Council meetings, seek God’s wisdom and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”–Eph 4:3-6 KJV

This world is in turmoil; new crises erupt daily and millions need to hear the good news of the Savior’s love and offer of deliverance. It is our privilege to bear the good news! As we focus on actively involving each church member to unite with us in this task, let us draw our strength from God and be about our Father’s business.


View announcements for attendees.


View the 2017 Annual Council Agenda.

Devotional Speakers

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Michael G Hasel
  “Why Historical Matters Matter to Faith”
Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Heidi Carpenter and Ranela Kaligithi
  “Filled With the Fullness of God”
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Michael G Hasel
  “A More Sure Word of Prophecy”
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m. Wayne Blakely
  “Did God Really Say . . . ?”


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 (usually a day or two before the meetings). Please login using your username and password, then click on the tab for Annual Council.