On Thursday, Jan. 19, North American Division union conference presidents and General Conference leaders are meeting to seek progress and find understanding on the issue of world church “unity in mission.”
This meeting is part of the pastoral phase of the Unity in Mission document that was voted on October 11, 2016 at the Annual Council Meeting. In section b of "Procedures In Church Reconciliation" it states:
If it is found that there is reason for further discussion, the executive officers of the next higher organization should, after consulting with the entity, establish a wider group to discuss the concern. This group—including lay people, pastors, and administrators from the entity and the broader Church—should meet at least twice over a period of six months. This will provide an opportunity to listen to each other, pray together, and study God’s will from His Word and the Spirit of Prophecy. Every effort should be made and sufficient time be given, for personal visits, open consultations, meetings, and forums for dialogue.
Please pray that the Unions that are determined to press ahead with their Division-enabled agendas will humble themselves in favor of church unity. At the end of one year, if the wayward Unions have not renounced their rebellion, the Unity Document calls for the implementation of disciplinary action against the Unions. And, if the NAD refuses to discipline the Unions, that discipline will necessarily be visited upon the NAD.
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself (Philippians 2:1-3).