The General Conference coordinates the global ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is responsible for the spiritual and developmental plans of the church around the world. The church is served through its administration of 13 world divisions and two attached fields.
The General Conference Session is the forum for electing world church officers and voting changes to the church's Constitution. Delegates also hear reports from each of the 13 administrative regions of the church. Voting delegates for Session represent world regions both by church population and the self-sustainability of administrative regions.