About Adventist Church 101

The North American Division has been producing a series of videos that have been developed to enhance the understanding of denomination workers, members and lay-persons about the inner-workings of the church. These videos will cover the local church, working policy, the function/role of the North American Division, nominating committees, and constituency session. 

Church Polity-Many Parts, One Movement!

Structural Design for the SDA Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has both a local and a global identity. A Seventh-day Adventist person holds membership in a local Seventh-day Adventist Church. But this local church is only one of over 80,000[1] Seventh-day Adventist churches worldwide. How are all these churches linked into one global Seventh-day Adventist Church? And how does the global Seventh-day Adventist Church compare with other Christian denominations?

Constituency Session

Attending to Church Business

The Seventh-day Adventist form of governance is representative. It recognizes that authority rests in the membership and is expressed through duly elected representatives at each level of organization. This authority is expressed by Constituency session, the meeting of delegates -- an event when delegates representing the member units in a church organization meet to conduct essential business for that organization. How does this Constituency session work in the Adventist church?