2016 South Central Jurisdictional Conference

2016 South Central Jurisdictional Conference


In the United States of America, The United Methodist Church is divided into five areas known as jurisdictions: NortheasternSoutheastern, North Central, South Central, and Western. These jurisdictions provide program and leadership training events to support the annual conferences.

Every four years, the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops and select members of general boards and agencies.


2016 Jurisdictional Conference News

  • Delegates Blend Competing Statements on Human Sexuality: July 15, 2016

    Two factions at different ends of the spectrum on The United Methodist Church’s stance on human sexuality issues introduced resolutions. And then they worked together to craft language calling for a middle ground that passed overwhelmingly during the South Central Jurisdictional Conference meeting Friday afternoon, July 15, 2016. The separate resolutions called for “Unity Amidst…

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    2016 South Central Jurisdictional Conference

    Every four years, the jurisdictional conferences meet to elect new bishops and select members of general boards and agencies.

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  • Northwest Texas Official James Nunn Elected Bishop on 21st Ballot
    Rev. James Nunn with his wife Mary

    After leading the vote for 17 previous ballots, the Rev. James “Jimmy” Nunn has been elected as a new bishop by delegates at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Wichita, Kansas. Nunn, 59, the director of mission and administration for the Northwest Texas Conference, was selected on the 21st ballot with 126 of the 418 votes cast by the delegates, equally comprised of clergy and laity. Delegates voted for two candidates on the ballot, because two positions remained to be elected at the time.

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  • The South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops Statement: July 2016

    Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: While these can be turbulent times in The United Methodist Church, these are also times of emerging and fruitful ministries. Lay and clergy leaders are creating new ministries to reach new people for Jesus Christ. They remind us of the importance of our collective…

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  • NTC General Conference Prayer Vigil Day: May 6, 2016
    60 Days of Prayer

    On behalf of the United Methodist Bishops’ Prayer Initiative, thank you for participating with the faithful of North Texas on May 6, 2016, as we circle General Conference in prayer. As you prepare for this event, organize any way you see fit. Consider a place reserved for this event in which you create a prayerful attitude for participants.

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