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2012 General Conference
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The 1000-member assembly meets once every four years to consider revisions to 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 for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.
If you are a delegate to either the 2012 General Conference or the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, please click here for important resources.
Recent News Relating to General Conference
Delegates to weigh options in developing an affordable pension plan
Commentary: General Conference to weigh merits of adopting a New Method
General Conference Rule Changes Proposed
General Board of Discipleship provides Prayer Guide for delegates, participants and guests of GC2012
Jonathan Holston endorsed as Episcopal Nominee
Budget cuts on table for General Conference
Dr. Marsha McFee named GC 2012 worship & music director
Information Related to General Conference
The 2012 North Georgia Conference General and Southeastern Jurisdictional delegates
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50 Days of Prayer Before and During General Conference 2012
The Upper Room has created a resource called, 50 Days of Prayer Before & During General Conference 2012, to serve as an invitation to provide spiritual support to the 2012 General Conference. Every United Methodist will be able to read the same scripture, share the same insights, and pray the same prayer for 40 days prior to the General Conference in Tampa, Florida, as well as through each day of the General Conference, April 24 through May 4, 2012. For more information, please visit http://50daysofprayer.upperroom.org
How does General Conference Work?
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, the General Conference, will gather April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida. Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world will set policy and direction for the church, as well as handle other business. General Conference is the only entity that speaks for The United Methodist Church.
General Conference 101
“Exploring General Conference” (EGC101) is a free, basic online course that outlines how General Conference operates and how it can affect the lives of United Methodists everywhere. It is perfect for anyone attending General Conference, including communicators and delegates, and United Methodists interested in learning more about how the denomination makes decisions.
How does the legislative process work at General Conference?
Primary sources of legislation are petitions and proposals from church agencies and organizations. The General Conference Legislative committees review, sort and refine legislative proposals. No action is final until taken by the General Conference in plenary session. Progress reports from each committee will appear in the next day’s issue of the Daily Christian Advocate.