2022 Annual Council

Annual Council August 14, 2022

We look forward to working and worshipping with you at the 2022 Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee as we conduct the business of the Church together.

Annual Council will be held at the General Conference headquarters building in Silver Spring, Maryland. As in the past during the pre-pandemic days, the Annual Council will be an in-person, on-site meeting with no provision for joining virtually. The first session of the Annual Council will commence on October 6, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/Washington, DC, time.

Please note that pre-meetings scheduled to meet prior to September 30 will take place virtually on Zoom. Members will receive notification by email of any pre-meetings they should attend.

We are praying earnestly and working hard to plan the first on-site Annual Council since the pandemic began. It will be a real joy to see each one of you at the Church headquarters! In preparation for these important meetings, please pray for th eoutpouring of the Holy Spirit on the on the Church, to enable us to maintain our unity, invest in revival, and focus on our mission; thereby motivating every church member to be committed to God’s call and respond with, “I Will Go.”

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Dates and times are subject to change. Last updated September 27, 2022.
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (Washington, DC; UTC-04:00).

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Annual Council Check-In 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    • Annual Council Check-In 7:00-8:00 a.m.
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Annual Council Opening 8:00-8:30 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:30-9:00 a.m.
      • Speaker: Richard E McEdward, President of the Middle East and North Africa Union Mission
      • Title: “The Great Reversal”
    • LEAD Conference 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Annual Council Business Session 2:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 7, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00-8:30 a.m.
      • Speaker: E Albert Reece, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
      • Title: “Leaders and Health Discipleship: Let your lives so shine. . .”
    • LEAD Conference 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • LEAD Conference/Holy Communion Service 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Sabbath, October 8, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 8:30-8:45 a.m.
    • Sabbath School 9:00-10:30 a.m.
    • Divine Service 10:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
      • Speaker: Ted N C Wilson, President of the General Conference
      • Title: “Repairers of the Breach—God’s End-Time People”
    • LEAD Conference: Mission Alive 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00-9:00 a.m.
      • Speaker: Maharani Lumban-Gaol, Social Media Specialist, Hope Channel International
      • Title: “Letting God Lead”
    • Annual Council Business Session 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Nominating Committee 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Annual Council Business Session 2:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 10, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00-9:00 a.m.
      • Speaker: Kenia Reyes, Senior Editorial Assistant, General Conference Youth Ministries
      • Title: “The Fruits of a Witness”
    • Annual Council Business Session 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Compensation Review Committee 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Annual Council Business Session 2:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00-9:00 a.m.
      • Speaker: John Samuel Dilli Babu, Minister of Outreach and Evangelism, Living Hope School of Evangelism, Haymarket, Virginia, USA
      • Title: “Messengers of God’s End-Time Movement”
    • Annual Council Business Session 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Annual Council Business Session 2:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    • Dedicated Prayer Time 7:30-7:45 a.m.
    • Devotional 8:00-9:00 a.m.
      • Speaker: Adam Wamack, ADRA Connect Coordinator, ADRA International
      • Title: “Finding Jesus”
    • Annual Council Business Session 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ANNUAL COUNCIL AGENDA

The 2022 Annual Council agenda will be available to download on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

CHECK-IN ON-SITE

Committee members are required to Check-In when they arrive.  Check-In will be at the entrance to the auditorium on Wednesday, October 5, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 6, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Late check-in will be in the rear of the auditorium.

WATCH LIVE

All meetings of the Annual Council will be livestreamed as scheduled, October 6-12, 2022.

SPOUSE PROGRAM

During this year’s Annual Council, there will be meetings for the spouses. On Sunday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. the featured speaker will be Dwain Esmond, Associate Director in the Ellen White Estate. He has a passion for the new General Conference initiative “Back to the Altar” and his presentation will be encouraging families to take breaks from our devices and have regular family worship. There will also be a meeting for the spouses all day Monday, October 10, starting at 9:30 a.m., with Nina Atcheson from Sabbath School and Personal Ministries. Her presentation will be about spending time in God’s Word. On Tuesday, October 11, there will be a special outing for spouses. Please watch DEOR for details on registering for this event. We look forward to spending time with you during Annual Council!

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.