Conference (local)

A unit of Seventh-day Adventist Church organization composed of the local churches within a given area, such as a state. With other local conferences such a unit is a constituent member of a union conference. The conference officers are the president and the secretary-treasurer. The officers, together with the conference executive committee, form the administrative body. Administration . The conference president is an ordained minister of experience and reputation, and is the ranking officer in the conference and in any of the churches within the conference at which the individual may be present. The president is at the head of the ministers in the conference and counsels in all their activities. A president has access to all the churches, their services and business meetings, and may pres...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.