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General Conference 2019

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. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report (see link below) from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

View the latest General Conference news from umc.org.

Praying Our Way Forward

As we move closer to this special-called session of General Conference, we invite all UMC members, across the denomination to pray and ask for God’s guidance as a part of the Praying Our Way Forward movement. More information

Overview of Proposals for General Conference

Commission on a Way Forward Briefing: Q & A with Mike Slaughter and Tom Berlin

One Church Plan

Traditionalist Plan

Connectional Conference Plan

report from the commission

Way Forward Report – Final – ENGLISH

judicial council ruling

Judicial Council Decision No. 1366

Reaction from Council of Bishops

UM News article (Oct. 26) Court: One Church Plan largely constitutional 

Additional Information

Committee on Reference to meet in January

Board of Church and Society offers essential values for ‘Way Forward’ for General Conference 2019

Discussion OutlinesCourageous Conversation about the Way Forward

Commission On A Way Forward: 5 Things You Need to Know

who votes for the Tennessee Conference?

Elected General Conference delegates from the Tennessee Conference.

The Tennessee Annual Conference elected lay and clergy delegates to represent TNUMC at the General Conference. Those delegates are as follows:

  Laity                                                              Clergy                                              
Jim Allen                                                          Harriet Bryan
Holly Neal                                                        Jacob Armstrong
Connie Clark                                                    Stephen Handy
George Brown                                                 Jackson Henry

Alternate delegates who may serve if our General Conference delegates cannot:
Clergy: Max Mayo, Bryan Brooks, Tommy Ward, Cherie Parker
Laity: Joy Lewter, Angela Overstreet, Kent McNish, Heather Bennett

It is important to note that bishops do NOT vote at General Conference.

If you want to express your views, ask a question, or request that our delegation vote a certain way, you may contact the whole delegation via the email address: COWF@tnumc.org.



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