Women's Ministries First-Ever World Conference Was Held Virtually, October 29-30, 2021

In some locations, women gathered in homes and churches to be present at the conference.

Women from nearly 50 identified countries watched the livestream broadcast of the first GC Women's Ministries world conference. Commenting in the chat feature, women requested that the virtual program become an annual event.

Day One program

Day Two program

Official conference video

Heather-Dawn Small, Director of General Conference Women's Ministries welcomes you to the virtual world conference.

Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, speaks to the women of the world church during the Women's Ministries inaugural world conference, October 29, 2021.

Women in nearly 50 countries watched the live-streamed conference

Enthusiastic women rose early or went to bed late to watch the Women General Conference Women's Ministries (GCWM) "I will Go Reach My World" World Conference. In many places women gathered in homes and churches to watch by YouTube and Facebook (pictured from top to bottom are Korea, Benin, Niger). Some congregations watched the Sabbath livestream from beginning to end at their churches for Sabbath services because of the broadcast time. Commenting in the chat feature during the livestream, women requested that the event become an annual event.

Women’s Ministries leaders in the administrative regions of the church, thirteen divisions and three attached territories prepared short video reports about their activities giving ideas and encouragement to viewers. Women ministering in their churches and communities adjusted their methods with creativity during the world pandemic and lockdown. These activities are numerous and varied, but all fulfilled the Women's Ministries mission statement for Nurture, Empower, Outreach.

Sermons and seminars focused on Women’s Ministries' three areas of ministry, Nurture, Empower, Outreach, and also included Prayer.

The worldwide Women’s Ministries leaders also provided music videos, many recorded for Zoom or live stream programs in the past 18 months. Some presentations were original compositions by women of their regions. Two compositions had been theme songs composed for recent "I Will Go" women's conferences in Euro-Asia Division and Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division.

Broadcast on both the Seventh-day Adventist and GCWM YouTube channels and Facebook pages, the virtual conference was held Friday and Sabbath, October 29 and 30, 2021, 6:00 - 10:00am Eastern Standard Time (New York City time). No registration was needed for this free conference.

How will you respond to the Lord's question, "Who will go? Will you join GCWM in saying, "Yes, Lord, send me. I WILL GO Reach My World."

Photos by: Women's Ministries in Korea, Benin Republic, and Niger

Heather-Dawn Small, Director
General Conference Women's Ministries
Raquel Arrais, Associate Director
General Conference Women's Ministries

Official portraits courtesy of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Conference Program

October 29-30, 2021—Program guide for the GCWM virtual World Conference

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Conference Theme Song

Listen to this recording at Vimeo and learn the conference theme song, "My Answer Is: I Will Go."

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Ella Simmons

See Dr. Simmons' video inviting you personally to her inspirational messages: "In the Holy Spirit, I Will Go Reach My World," Parts 1 and 2

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Katia Reinert

See Dr. Reinert's video inviting you personally to her presentations: "How to Maintain a Healthy Weight," and "Experiencing Mental Wellbeing When Uncertainty Strikes"

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Linda Koh

See Dr. Koh's video inviting you personally to her presentation: "Building Bridges for Eternity"

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Erica Jones

See Ms. Jones video inviting you personally to her presentation: "Love Me First"

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Carolyn Sutton

See Mrs. Suttons' video inviting you personally to her presentation: "Strategies for Surviving the Storms of Life"

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Janice Browne

See Dr. Browne's video inviting you personally to her presentation: "The Amazing Power of Prayer"

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Conference Poster

Download and print this poster to promote the conference in your church congregation.

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