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60th General Conference Session

Ted N.C. WilsonWelcome to the world church family of Seventh-day Adventists, and especially to our delegates and others who will be attending the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas from July 2-11. We look forward to a highly spiritual meeting as we listen to reports of how God is carrying the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14 to every corner of this globe, and how the Advent movement is penetrating every region, every town, and every home with this life saving message.

And yet there is still more to do. As the world continues to reel from uncertainty, tragedy, and catastrophe, what a message of hope we have to proclaim, as illustrated in our session’s theme: “Arise! Shine! Jesus is Coming!” and in our timeless theme song, “We Have This Hope.” Truly, the only hope for this world is Christ’s soon coming, and the witness of His people to help others prepare for that great event. This special work must involve everyone—women, men, children, youth, adults—all are needed to reach individuals for Christ through the Holy Spirit’s power.

During a General Conference Session, not only do we have the joy of worshipping together as a worldwide family; we have the opportunity to clearly focus on the mission of the church, and how best to accomplish that mission. Elements of our overall mission theme of “Tell the World” will continue until the Lord comes as we reach up to God, reach out to others, and reach across to nurture, retain, and involve everyone in the work of the church.

Let’s continue moving forward together as we focus on God’s Holy Word, on the Holy Spirit’s wonderful work of personal and corporate revival and reformation, on health and community outreach, on integrated evangelism using personal outreach, integrated media approaches, and public evangelism, and on our mission to the cities where millions are longing for the hope that we have to share. Moving forward, let us reaffirm the marvelous foundational truths of the Bible that make us who we are as Seventh-day Adventists—including our understanding of the sanctuary service as God’s work for His people at this time, and the wonderful guiding blessing that God has given the church through the gift of the Spirit of Prophecy.

As we meet together in San Antonio, let us lift up God’s work as central in all that we do. Let Christ’s righteousness be the theme of our personal and public expression of who we are as Seventh-day Adventist Christians. Let’s pray together for God’s leading in a marvelous way during our 60th General Conference Session as we plead with the Lord for the outpouring of the latter rain of the Holy Spirit and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson, President
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

General Information

Date

Thursday, July 2, 2015 through Sabbath, July 11, 2015


Place

Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78203

Alamodome
100 Montana Street
San Antonio, TX 78203


Theme

Arise! Shine! Jesus Is Coming!


Hotels

Large numbers of hotel rooms have been blocked by the General Conference. Housing reservations will open May 1, 2014.


Brochure

Download the Session brochure (PDF 4.2MB)


Exhibits

Guidelines, applications, and shipping instructions for exhibitors.


Music

Applications are now closed.


Food Service

A lacto-ovo vegetarian food service will be available in the Convention Center for the daily noon meal as well as Friday and Sabbath evening meals. Meal ticket pre-sales are available now.


Parking

Convention Center Parking is available on Market Street between Bowie and I-37.

Marina Garage Parking is available at Bowie and Commerce Streets.

Riverbend Garage Parking is available at Alamo and Market Streets.

Tower Parking is available at Bowie Street between Market and Durango Streets.

Parking is also available at a number of downtown hotels.


Tentative Schedule

All scheduling is subject to change, but present plans call for the following:

  • Thursday, July 2 Opening of Session
  • Sabbath, July 11 Close of Session

View the Program

The opening business meeting of the 60th General Conference Session will begin Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 8:30 am, local time. The closing meeting will end on Saturday night, July 11, 2015.

GC Session meetings and associated events will be held in the 70,000 seat Alamodome. Exhibitors and committee meetings will be held in the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. This premier convention and meeting facility is one of the world’s finest convention, sports and entertainment sites.


Session Management

Sheri Clemmer, Associate Session Manager
George Egwakhe, Session Manager

General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone:  301 680 6216
Fax:  302 680 6290
E-Mail:  gcsession@gc.adventist.org


Hope Channel Schedule

The Hope Channel schedule during the General Conference Session will be available in 2015.


Volunteers

Due to the technical nature of the General Conference Session events we are not able to accept any volunteer workers.


Simultaneous Interpretation

The meetings taking place in the Alamodome and during the Women’s Meetings will be simultaneously translated into multiple languages. A portable FM radio will be needed to receive the translations.  Delegates and guests may bring their own FM radios or purchase them on-site.  A list of languages will be posted prior to GC Session.