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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Church Manual

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Church Manual

REVISED 201 0 18 TH EDITION

Published by the Secretariat General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Copyright © 2010 by the Secretariat, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Unless otherwise noted, Bible texts are from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Texts credited to KJV are from the King James Version.

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978-0-8280-2569-0 978-0-8280-2570-6

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Printed and distributed by the Review and Herald® Publishing Association Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Why a Church Manual? ........................................................................17 Authority and Function of the Church Manual ..................................18 Making Changes ..............................................................................19 Where to Get Advice ......................................................................20 Terms Used in the Church Manual ....................................................20 Church..........................................................................................20 Conference, Mission, Section, Delegation, Field, Union of Churches ....20 Pastor and Minister ........................................................................20 Abbreviations ................................................................................21 Scripture Quotations ......................................................................21 CHAPTER 2 Church of the Living God ..................................................................22 No Wall of Partition ........................................................................22 Supreme Object of Christ’s…...

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