Conference Church

A church organization composed of scattered baptized members in a conference who do not live near enough to a local church to belong to it. The officers of this church are the officers of the conference. However, these conference officers have their membership in the church of the locality where they reside. The conference committee functions as the board of the conference church and the president as the church elder. It is not intended that aged or infirm or other persons who live near a local church but who are unable to attend its service should join the conference church, since it is considered the privilege of the local church to minister to them.

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