General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 3, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

During the third day of the special session of General Conference, the Legislative Committee (all 864 lay and clergy delegates) voted on whether or not petitions submitted to the General Conference will go forward to the Tuesday plenary session for a final vote. Amendments and arguments before and against various petitions were heard throughout the […]

General Conference 2019 Special Session – Day 1, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference was a day focused on prayer for both the General Conference and for “increased effectiveness in our mission.” The day began with a prayer service with the theme: Surrender to God’s Purpose. Then there were several hours with experiential prayer guided by bishops from four different regions of […]

Joint Statement of NASCUMC Member Presidents On the Called General Conference and the Subject of Human Sexuality

January 5, 2019 Embracing the United Methodist Church’s core religious and humanistic values that all persons are of sacred worth and equal standing, the eighty-nine United Methodist (NASCUMC) affiliated colleges/universities and their respective presidents serving over 260,000 students strongly affirm access and inclusion of all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses regardless of their […]

Process Developed to Prioritize Legislative Committee Work at Special Session

Nashville, Tennessee: The Commission on the General Conference has devised a process for determining the order in which legislative proposals will be considered by the single legislative committee during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Petitions which compose a plan will be considered together as one unit. Petitions which are not part of a plan […]