Comprised of 930 churches, more than 1,500 clergy members, and more than 360,000 lay members, The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks to develop Christian leaders, inspire young people, serve those in need and fulfill the mission of the denomination, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Currently, it is the largest United Methodist Conference in the United States.
Structure and Leadership
Atlanta University, Emory University, LaGrange College, Oxford College, Paine College, Reinhardt University, Wesleyan College and Young Harris College).
The North Georgia Conference has three camp and retreat facilities including Glisson Camp and Retreat Center in Dahlonega, The Lodge and Simpsonwood in Norcross, and Collinswood, a universally accessible retreat center on Lake Oconee. Related agencies include Action Ministries, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers, the United Methodist Children’s Home, North Georgia Conference Housing and Homeless Council, Wesley Woods Senior Living and many more.