European Division

A unit of church organization that functioned from 1913 to 1928. Beginning in 1901, the European unions and their mission territories were treated as a unit, called the European General Conference (1901 to 1903), later in the Yearbook , the General European Conference (1904-1907). Since 1903 the General Conference had had a vice president for Europe. By 1909 this territory was referred to as the European Division, but the lack of definition led to the European request in 1912 for constitutional provision for a full-fledged organization of the European and other divisions. Consequently, at the 1913 General Conference session, action was taken to set up a pattern under which divisions were to operate as integral units of the General Conference organization, with full staffs and with presiden...

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

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