General Conference 2020

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The General Conference was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. New dates are to be determined.

Tennessee Conference 2020 delegation members. Contact delegates at: 2020gcdelegation@tnumc.org

What is General Conference?

General Conference can be confusing to people who don’t know much about the United Methodist Church. Follow the link above to learn about General Conference.

General Conference 2020: Advance Daily Christian Advocate

The Advance Daily Christian Advocate, which contains the agenda, delegate listings and already submitted legislation for the 2020 General Conference, is now out. Delegates will receive printed copies in the mail. You may also download the material in English, French, Portuguese and Kiswahili, at the link.

Social Principles 2020

Since the beginning of the Methodist movement, people called Methodists have spoken to the issues of the day as an expression of the Wesleyan commitment to social holiness.

After an eight-year journey and a deeply United Methodist experience of revision, the General Conference is called to approve a document with a strong theological grounding and a more focused, succinct, and globally meaningful form. View the 2020 revisions at the link.

Comparison of Proposed Plans

A Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation is the newest proposal for the reorganization of The United Methodist Church. Learn more about this proposal, and others, which will be offered to 2020 General Conference delegates in May at the link.

View the plan comparison chart (updated 1/07/20)

2020 General Conference Legislation for the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation

Read and download the legislation to enact the protocol.

Pre-General Conference Presentations

Now online are videos and related materials for each of the presentations at the Pre-General Conference Briefing on Jan. 23-24, 2020. The gathering offered an overview of various proposals heading to the 2020 General Conference.

2019 Special Session

Review the 2019 General Conference Special Session information here.

Seven Signs on Our Way to General Conference 2020

This article is featured in The Future of Methodism (Feb/Mar/Apr 2020)issue of Circuit Rider.

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Interview with Bishop McAlilly (taped 2/20/2020) Channel 5, Issues of Faith with Ben Hall