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Delegates to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference meet in Fort Worth, Texas.

Worldwide Nature of the Church: General Conference Reports

All documents below are in PDF format.

General Conference 2012

During the 2009-2012 quadrennium, the Study Committee on the Worldwide Nature of the UMC submitted this report to the 2012 General Conference with eight specific recommendations.

General Conference 2008

The Council of Bishops and the Connectional Table formed a joint Task Group on the Global Nature of the Church. This was their report submitted to the 2008 General Conference.

General Conference 2000

The following text is an excerpt from the report to the 2000 General Conference by the Connectional Process Team constituted at the 1996 General Conference. The first section is the introduction to the entire report, with sections three and four excerpted for the purposes of the 2014 discussion.