The Tennessee Conference delegation will host multiple Listening Sessions this Fall to hear from you as they prepare to attend the Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis on February 23-26, 2019.
General Conference Delegates
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body met at the Oregon Convention Center, on May 10-20, 2016. The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years.
The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.
At that May session, the Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church.
A report concerning this work will be presented to the Special Session of the General Conference called for February in St. Louis. The 2017 Tennessee Annual Conference voted to retain the 2016 delegates for this 2019 session.
The Tennessee Conference delegates can be contacted regarding the special session at this email address set up so they ALL receive sent messages: COWF@tnumc.org
Delegate meeting in March 2016.
Jim Allen Harriet Bryan
Holly Neal Jacob Armstrong
Connie Clark Stephen Handy
George Brown Jackson Henry