General Conference 2019 Special Session
The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to act on a report from the Council of Bishops based on the recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward. The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
News and Press Releases
Paying for the special General Conference
The Commission on General Conference approved registration fees for visitors to GC2019. A big concern is helping delegates do their work. Read More
Volunteer marshals and pages sought for 2019 special session
Beginning April 4, 2018, volunteers will be able to apply online to serve as marshals or pages during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Read More
UMC Bishops Call Special Session of General Conference for 2019
The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Read More
Bishops set date for special 2019 General Conference
The special meeting will deal solely with the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, charged with finding ways to foster church unity amid deep differences around homosexuality. Read More
Commission on General Conference Looks Toward 2019 and 2020
The Commission on General Conference announced the America’s Center Convention Complex will be the venue for the 2019 special session to be held February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. Read More
Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference
Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to call for a special session of the General Conference in... Read More