The Adventist Church has a representative form of government. This means church members have the ultimate say in who leads the church. Adventist members get together and vote for their representatives at the local, regional and global levels. The members themselves, as led by God, elect servant leaders to their roles.
The most local form of governance takes place as leaders are selected to serve their local church congregations. After this, Adventists in an area are organized into conferences, which are then clustered into larger unions. These unions are organized into 13 world divisions, which dialogue directly with the General Conference.
The Conference Session features a large group of church representatives called delegates. They come from all churches and institutions in Central Kenya Conference to support mission initiatives and global strategies. Currently, Pastor Mwangi is the president of the Central Kenya Conference, a role in which he has served since 2022.
What is a Conference Session? The Conference Session is the forum for electing conference officers, departmental heads and executive committee members. Delegates also hear reports from each of the incumbent officers. Voting delegates for the Conference Session represent each local church by church population. The constitution…
What is the Conference Executive Committee? The second highest governing body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Central Kenya Conference, after the Conference Session, which occurs every five years. Between sessions, the Executive Committee is delegated the authority to act on behalf of the Conference in session. It has the power to appoint committees, such as the…
Pastor Paul Ngungi Mwangi was elected as president of the Seventh-day Adventist Central Kenya Conference in July 2022 during the Conference Session in Karura Church.