General Meeting

In early Seventh-day Adventist practice a weekend meeting held usually by a local church for the local and neighboring members (also commonly called a conference), most often lasting from Friday afternoon to Sunday, combining a revival meeting and a business meeting for planning evangelism. An example is one announced under the heading Conference: “Providence permitting there will be a general meeting of Sabbath-keepers in Monterey, Allegan Co., Mich., Commencing Friday, Nov. 14th at 1 o’clock, P.M., and to hold over Sabbath and First-day. “The wants of the cause in Allegan Co. will be considered at this meeting. Bro. Joseph Bates is especially requested to attend. “In behalf of the church. M. E. Cornell” ( Review and Herald 9:8, Nov. 6, 1856). In this case members from five othe...

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