About the Council of Bishops
Introduction to the Council of Bishops
In The United Methodist Church, a bishop serves as a general superintendent of the entire church. In the United Methodist tradition, bishops are not "ordained" as bishops, but are clergy elected and consecrated to the office of bishop. Bishops give general oversight to the worldly and spiritual interests of the Church.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are a bishop's responsibilities? Are there women bishops in The United Methodist Church? Who was the first bishop in the Methodist Church?
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"Firsts" of the Council