Yay! Another year has passed, what is the progress of this website? Well, technically speaking it's not officially ready for launch yet as of Spring 2016.
So sorry everyone, it's a lot to work on as a simi-part-time effort since I'm a young adult who is working full time, attending events & meetings, part of different ministries, volunteer work, and church stuff. BUT I'm going to try to put more time & effort into it this year! Thanks for your supports -VD
Original by Reggie Johnson
1. See the Parade of Nations: One of the most anticipated and photographed highlights of each General Conference session, the Parade of Nations usually occurs at the closing ceremonies on the second Saturday evening. It features a colorful presentation of the worldwide church: a pageantry of flags and costumes that underscores the Seventh-day Adventist church’s global reach. Seeing ambassadors of Adventism from so many countries will serve as a reminder to attendees that each one is part of a world church.
2. Peruse the exhibit hall: The exhibit hall features a huge conglomeration of ministries, schools, charities, services, businesses, and products that are of special interest to Adventists. The hall will be open from 9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sunday through Friday, and Saturdays from 2:00-6:30 p.m. and 9:15-10:45 p.m.
3. Enjoy a divine service with 60,000 to 80,000 people who share the same beliefs and love for Jesus. The GC Session is the only opportunity for Adventists to enjoy this amazing and one-of-a-kind church experience.
4. Observe the delegates on the floor as they make decisions and discuss issues of importance to the world church. (Note that participation is limited to delegates but observation of business sessions is permitted.)
5. Make new friends from around the globe. You already have so much in common with each person in attendance, given your shared core values associated with Seventh-day Adventist beliefs!
6. Get involved in outreach with the 5K walk/run: Sign up for the 5K Fun Run/Walk at http://2015.gcsession.org/5k-fun-run. Join us to raise awareness about childhood obesity and encourage people from all ages to be healthy and live a more active lifestyle. Donations are being accepted to develop resources for raising more awareness and reducing childhood obesity in North America through the Adventists InStep for Life initiative.
7. Get involved with outreach through Impact San Antonio: Impact San Antonio (“Training, Inspiration, Service”) is a window of opportunity for the global Seventh-day Adventist young adult community (18 years or older) to bring hope to the city. Organized in conjunction with the General Conference Session, Impact San Antonio is an initiative of the GC Youth Department, hosted by the NAD Youth Department. Visit www.gcyouthministries.org for more information.
8. Attend meetings for Adventist Women: “Arise and Shine.” A series of special meetings for women at the session who are not delegates will be presented by Women’s Ministries and Shepherdess International. Morning meetings are scheduled for Monday through Thursday, July 6-9, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Two afternoon seminars will take place Tuesday and Thursday, July 7 and 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Location: Grand Ballroom C in the HBG Convention Center. All meetings will feature inspiring presenters who will explore topics of spiritual and personal growth, service, and daily living. The meetings will include good music and reports from around the world. No registration required.
9. Grow with Sabbath School/Personal Ministries (SSPM) Tool Time: Seminars for Sabbath School and Personal Ministries. Lunch and dinner workshops will be presented for all attendees including delegates on enhancing Sabbath School and Personal Ministries skills. These will be of particular interest to leaders and teachers of Sabbath Schools as well as leaders of Personal Ministries and community services. The short (45-minute) presentations will feature the experience and gifts of ministry leaders from around the world. They will take on practical concerns such as improving Sabbath School attendance, new methods of creative teaching, approaches in soul-winning, service to the community, and much more. All presentations will be in English with Spanish translation available for some.
10. Enhance devotional life with Prayer Ministries Seminars: Prayer ministries seminars will be offered as part of the emphasis on Revival and Reformation (see the final item in this list).
11. Take in the Adventist Mission Stage: The stage features music and reports from around the World. One of the most popular features at recent GC Sessions has been the Adventist Mission stage. Like a mini-camp meeting, it features a fast-moving program of music, guest speakers, live interviews, mission stories, and videos. Sponsored by the GC Office of Adventist Mission, the stage brings you a colorful celebration of music and missions. For more information, visit www.AdventistMission.org.
12. Join in the Revival and Reformation: Woven throughout this GC Session will be extra time given to singing, prayer, testimonies, and scripture to encourage and support our greatest and most urgent need: ‘a revival of true godliness among us’ (Vol. 1 Selected Messages, p. 121). Opportunities include:
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