Adventist Ministries Convention in 2011 Postponed to 2012
The North American Divisionâs Adventist Ministries Convention scheduled for January, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, has been cancelled. Citing economic concerns, the rotation of the Convention has been changed to twice every five years instead of every other year.
At recent conventions, fewer church personnel attended. It is hoped that with one fewer meeting during a quinquennium, savings will allow more church professionals to attend and benefit from the presentations.
The Adventist Ministries Convention will take place two years after a General Conference session and one year prior to the next one. The next sessions are scheduled for January 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019. This five-year cycle allows for the NAD to strategically position other events around the convention. This change will also allow more time for NAD departmental directors who are elected in November, 2010, to adequately plan for the Convention.