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…read more »
2016 General Conference
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.
2016 General Conference News
Debriefing for the Laity of the North Texas Conference. Panelists and presenters will consist of the Lay Delegation and Alternates to General Conference. August 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. — 3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion, Lunch, and Information Sessions on topics discussed in committee and brought to the floor for a vote at Walnut Hill UMC.read more »
On May 4, 1956 the General Conference of the (then) Methodist Church meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, did something amazing. It changed the church’s Book of Discipline to support full clergy rights for women. And the church has never been the same since.read more »
Lay Delegates Richard Hearne and Linda Parks Give Their Takeaways. When all the delegates left Portland, Oregon, on May 21, 2016, I came away with a small amount of hope for the future of The United Methodist Church. Attending my church the Sunday following General Conference, I was bombarded by one singular question, “How was General Conference?”read more »
The Council of Bishops brings you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has called us to be servant leaders of the church. In 1812, Bishop Francis Asbury, Bishop William McKendree and General Conference Secretary Daniel Hitt sent the first letter to churches following General Conference .read more »