Spring Meeting

A business meeting of the General Conference Executive Committee held in the spring of the year at a time and place chosen by the committee; often referred to as the “Spring Council.” Late in the past century the practice developed of holding a spring session of the General Conference Committee, including joint meetings with other organizations, forerunners of the departments ( see Organization ). In 1898 the term Spring Council appears in the Review and Herald and the General Conference Bulletin, but apparently not until 1906 in the General Conference Committee minutes. In 1907 and 1908 spring sessions of the full Executive Committee were held in Europe. The General Conference Working Policy provides for annual spring meetings of the General Conference Committee, at which time there i...

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