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General Conference has authorized a study of the areas bishops serve in the United States.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

U.S. Northeast keeps bishops — for now

The 2016 General Conference voted to leave the number of U.S. bishops unchanged as church leaders consider changing the denomination’s map. Read More

Map highlighting the United Methodist jurisdictions and annual conferences in the United States of America. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications

GC2016: Remaking the denomination’s map?

A number of proposals aim to change the church’s future by changing its organizational map. Read More

Proposal to Form Jurisdictional Committees Regarding U.S. Decisions

As the church discerns how carry out its mission globally, jurisdictional committees would be created to make decisions on matters relevant only in the U.S. Read More

Western Jurisdiction: Gay issue stand wrong

Grassroots movement OK'd to challenge bishops, clergy, laity, local churches to operate as if law book statement "does not exist." Read More

Five conferences merge to become two

South Central Jurisdiction approves the cost-saving merger of two Texas-based conferences and joining of two Kansas and Nebraska conferences. Read More

Bishops in the Methodist tradition: 1784 through today

The precedent was set in 1784 for elections that have evolved and been modified throughout the years since. Read More

U.S. bishops elected, assigned for 2012-16

United Methodists also place a bishop on involuntary retirement and respond to shooting in Colorado. Read More

What goes on a bishop’s report card?

Since 2008, The United Methodist Church's law book has required formal evaluations of the denomination's bishops. Read More

July conferences to elect 11 U.S. bishops

Three U.S. jurisdictions to select among at least 44 candidates; no elections in two jurisdictions. Read More

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