General Meeting

General Meeting

The General Meeting of the Evangelical Mission in Solidarity convenes every two years. 51 delegates from all 28 members (23 churches and five mission societies) take part in the General Meeting. Since 2012 all members of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe have equal rights and the right to vote.

The General Meeting is the highest governing body of EMS and decides jointly on fellowship policy and on long-term strategy. Chair of the General Meeting and of the Mission Council is Klaus Rieth, Council Member, Evangelical Church of Wuerttemberg. His deputies are Dr. Habib Badr, Senior Pastor of the National Evangelical Church of Beirut (Lebanon) and Detlev Knoche, Head of the Center of Ecumenism of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau and the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck.

Besides strategic planning, the delegates elect the Finance and Nomination Committees. These multi-national bodies advise the General Meeting in budgetary matters and financial affairs and prepare elections.