Indianapolis, Ind. has been chosen to host the 2020 Adventist Church World Session, according to Adventist News Network (ANN). This is the second time the city has hosted the session.
The Adventist Church World Session, also known as the General Conference Session, is the Seventh-day Adventist Church's highest governing body. Delegates from around the world meet every five years to vote on important issues facing the world church.
Indianapolis last hosted the session in 1990. It will be the first time since 1962, that a city has hosted a GC Session twice.
In 2006, Indianapolis bid to host the 2015 GC Session, but lost to San Antonio, Texas, according to ANN.
The most recent session, the 2010 GC Session, took place in Atlanta, Ga.
Indianapolis is not the first city to hold a GC Session twice. Since the very first GC Session in 1863, a GC Session has taken place in the same city multiple times.
According to the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, here are the top 3 cities to have hosted the most GC Sessions:
|Battle Creek, Mich.||=||32 times|
|San Francisco, Calif.||=||8 times|
|Washington, D.C.||=||4 times|
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