Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


The Georgia-Cumberland Association of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc. is the incorporated legal entity of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference.  The Association serves primarily in a legal and trustee capacity and is a not-for-profit organization under the laws of the State of Georgia.  The management and investment of trust funds is carried out by the Association, as it legally and officially channels unrestricted matured funds as directed by action of the Conference Executive Committee.


Working closely with churches and schools, the Association gives direction to building projects and property sales, purchases and management.  All Conference church property is held in the name of the Association.  As such, all purchases and sales of property must first be approved by the Association Board of Directors, and legal documents for property transactions must be signed by officers of the Association.

Some of the Association's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing oversight and approval of the acquisition, disposal and management of properties in harmony with the mission of the  Conference; 
  • managing and promoting development of planned giving instruments for the benefit of the Conference; and
  • making and altering by-laws to have all the rights, powers, and privileges incidental to such corporations for carrying out their purposes and objectives.

Currently, the Association Board consists of fifteen voting members, i.e., six Conference administration employees and nine members from various churches around the Conference.  The Board meets six times per year at the Conference office.  

A church which desires to purchase, sell or lease property, or begin a building or renovation project must first review and complete the pertinent forms and guidelines in the links to the right under "Property Forms/Guidelines."  Once the forms are completed, they should be submitted to the Georgia-Cumberland Association for review by the Board of Directors at their next regularly scheduled meeting.

For loan rates and SURF loan applications, click here.