United Methodist News Service
The Call to Action research found that the boards of the current agencies tend to be too large and meet too infrequently to be accountable. Under the legislation, the 15-member board of the United Methodist Center for Connectional Mission and Ministry will meet three times in 2012 and start meeting four times a year after 2012.
The dissolution of the separate boards of nine general agencies and Connectional Table also could save the denomination about $9 million in 2013-2016. The cost savings would come from not having the boards meet twice a year.