Hours after the official opening of the 60th General Conference Session today in San Antonio, Texas, nearly 400 delegates and top church leaders from throughout the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory met to choose 40 nominating committee members.
The new committee members will represent the IAD when nominating the next president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
In less than a week, thousands of Seventh-day Adventists from all over the world will convene in San Antonio, Texas for the 60th General Conference Session to participate in business meetings and have an opportunity to visit hundreds of exhibit booths showcasing Adventist organizations and their institutions.
The Inter-American Division (IAD), with its vast territory of 24 major church region and various institutions, will get to highlight its vast multi-cultural, multi-language territory in its large exhibit display area during the 10-day session.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders, staff members and their families at the Inter-American Division (IAD) headquarter office set aside a week of spiritual reflection as the church’s five-year period draws to a close this summer.
The week of spiritual emphasis brought more than 80 church employees and their families to praise and worship together during the annual event held in Miami, Florida, from June 13-18, 2015.
Academic vice presidents, research directors and professors from Seventh-day Adventist universities in the Inter-American Division (IAD) met to discuss and promote a culture of research across its 14 universities during the first Researchers’ Congress held in the territory.
The congress gathered more than two dozen administrators and educators at Antillean Adventist University in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, May 19-20, 2015.
“The church member in Inter-America is doubly generous than the average member around the world church.”
Those were the words of Inter-American Division’s (IAD) Treasurer Filiberto Verduzco, as he began his financial report to executive committee members gathered for the church’s annual business meetings in Miami, Florida, held this week.
Day two of the church’s business meetings saw executive committee members from across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America reviewing a brief history of the latest findings of the church’s Theology of Ordination Study Committee on the issue of women’s ordination.
More than 100 top church leaders also took the time to vote on upcoming initiatives and activities during meetings in Miami, Florida, yesterday.
Top Seventh-day Adventist leaders from across Inter-America began their business meetings today by reflecting on God’s blessings and the continued growth across the territory during the last five-year period.
The meetings, held in Miami, Florida, carried a spiritual tone of thanksgiving as top leaders participated in scripture readings, songs of praise, inspired statements and prayer sessions.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America, together with its Inter-American Theological Seminary (IATS), recognized two of its outstanding theologians during a brief award ceremony yesterday, in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Angel Manuel Rodriguez, originally from Puerto Rico, who retired five years ago from the church’s Biblical Research Institute at the Adventist World Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, was honored with an Award of Excellence in Theological and Ministerial Education for dedicating decades of his life to ministerial education, contributed to theological reflection, motivated others to generate research of serious study and articulated in-depth but accessible ideas.
It took a total of 10:07 minutes for Waylon Johnson of the Atlantic Caribbean Union to answer 50 Bible questions and become the winner of Inter-America’s 2010-2015 Super Bible Boom competition yesterday.
With the win, Johnson will get to travel as an official delegate to the Adventist World Church’s 60th General Conference Session to be held in San Antonio, Texas, this July.
Top church leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America inaugurated a new southwest wing office and storage complex at its headquarter office in Miami, Florida, during a special ceremony yesterday.
Dozens of top leaders from across the church in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory witnessed the special dedication, which took place during pre-meetings of the church’s executive committee meetings which begin this week.