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Chuck Knows Church uses a phone to talk about annual conferences and the structure of The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Annual Conferences

What is a church annual conference and who are the members? What about a General conference? Chuck Knows Church decodes the United Methodist Church structure. Read More

Banyam Theological Seminary in rural Nigeria has regular electricity in some of its buildings, thanks to a solar project supported by a grant from the Central Conference Theological Education Fund. Photo by Chris Congdon for the Iowa-Nigeria Partnership of the Iowa Conference.

GC2016: Fund boosts clergy education across globe

Delegates asked to renew $5 million for Central Conference Theological Education Fund Read More

Delegates consider legislation at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

GC2016: Divestment debate continues

United Methodists will again consider legislative proposals to use divestment to back concerns on Israel-Palestine conflict. Read More

General Conference 2016: News in many languages

Stay updated with news coverage and other information about General Conference. View

GC2016: News Archives

Find the latest news relating to General Conference 2016 to be held in Portland, Oregon. Read More

Attending General Conference 2016: What you need to know

The Commission on the General Conference wants delegates, staff and guests to be aware of what’s new and what to expect at 2016 General Conference. Read More

Phil Roughton, a delegate from the Florida Annual (regional) Conference, gets his credentials to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference from Nancy Sherman, a local volunteer. The assembly, held once every four years, is meeting April 23-May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey. Photo #GC0048. April 23, 2008.; A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey

GC2016: Visitor Registration

Registration is $10, which includes a badge and program book. Online registration ends May 5, 2016, but onsite registration will also be available. Read More

Typhoon Haiyan, a natural disaster made worse by climate change, laid waste to vast areas near Tanauan, Philippines in 2013. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: The impact of climate change

United Methodist concern for the environment, as reflected in legislative petitions, expands beyond individual acts to public policy change. Read More

The current hymnal of the United Methodist Church dates to 1989. Plans call for a new version that will be Internet cloud-based and printed on demand, and able to be customized to meet the needs of individual congregations. UMNS photo Mike DuBose

GC2016: Turning the page on The United Methodist Hymnal

Delegates asked to support a new hymnal that will be Internet cloud-based, print on demand and offer more worship resources Read More

Delegate Tammy Estep from Virginia bows her head in prayer prior to the start of the Monday April 30 plenary at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

General Conference 2016: Major Legislative Issues

This section provides a summary of the major issues to be addressed by the General Conference. Read More

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General Conference 2016: Digital Lounge

United Methodist leaders and newsmakers pull up a chair for a casual conversation about what's going on behind the scenes of General Conference. View

The Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm, a delegate from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, argues for retaining guaranteed appointment for  at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. The issue will be revived at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Guaranteed appointment debate to resume at GC2016

United Methodist lay leaders plan to renew effort to end job tenure for ordained elders in good standing. Read More

The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens

Commentary: Who really has a say at General Conference?

ʽVoice’ matters more than voting percentages, and most voices are white, male, American Read More

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