General Conference



GC Plenary 2016

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There's a two-delegate difference between the delegate counts for the coming 2020 General Conference and the 2016 session. Read more

2020 General Conference

Delegate count and other details of the 2020 General Conference were addressed at the recent meeting of the UMC agency charged with organizing and operating the global lawmaking assembly. Read more

2020 General Conference


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Separate petitions from the California-Pacific and Denmark conferences seek a ruling from the Judicial Council on whether the issue of homosexuality legitimately falls under United Methodist doctrinal standards. Read more

GC Archive 2 Comments

Future Prospects Part 4

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In Part 4 of "Future Prospects," a four-part series on how the 2016 General Conference has reshaped The United Methodist Church, Darryl W. Stephens presents an overview of significant legislation adopted by the global assembly. Read more

GC Archive

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