Ministerial Association

A departmental level branch of the General Conference, headed by a secretary and associate and assistant secretaries. It endeavors through its professional journal, Ministry , conventions, institutes, and evangelistic field schools to elevate the spiritual experience of, and increase the efficiency of, ministerial, evangelistic, and other gospel workers. In the 1970s there was a new emphasis on including health professionals as part of the “blended ministry” team. The Ministerial Association is represented in each division of the world field by a division Ministerial Association secretary and has wide representation on union and local conference levels. Action to establish a Ministerial Commission was taken at the General Conference session of May 1922. A. G. Daniells, who for 21 years...

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