Annual Council Thursday: Faithfulness in Christian Lifestyle (updated live)

Annual Council 2019 kicks off with a brief song and worship time. The theme for Annual Council is Faithfulness in Christian Lifestyle. That seems a fitting subtext, as we consider our task in this culture, one with numerous challenges and unprecedented opportunity.

Tonight and tomorrow will be the LEAD Conference. LEAD stands for Leadership, Education and Development. We will hear from various aspects of missions, and youth ministry initiatives.

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The first Conference to have a youth ministries department was Ohio, in 1899.

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51% of the world population is under the age 25.

Gary Blanchard gives an update on youth mission. Calls youth to live dangerously.

One Year Mission presentation. All Divisions have become involved with many volunteer activities. 6,218 Youth and over 400 cities are involved in One Year Mission.

Lisa Beardsley-Hardy gives an update on education.

80% of young people around the world possess a cell-phone.

Annual council will be live-streamed, starting Friday evening at 6 pm. Link


Join us October 11 – 16, 2019, for a live stream of Annual Council. Annual Council is a meeting of the church’s Executive Committee, the governing body of the Seventh-day Adventist world church between General Conference Sessions. The meeting is being held in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

The meetings of the Annual Council of the General Conference Executive Committee may be seen here at the following scheduled times:

  • Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Sabbath, October 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Sabbath, October 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dates and times are subject to change. All times are EDT (UTC-04:00)

Michigan Conference is doing well with discipleship model.

  • Care first / Care always

  • Authentic Christian Experience

  • Christ-centered approach

  • Believe in young people

  • Invest in them

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—Over. See you tomorrow—