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.
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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
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:
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.