The agency that coordinates and facilitates the programs of the denomination. It supports and encourages the general agencies in their respective tasks. The general agencies are accountable to the Council in the carrying out of their program. The General Council on Ministries reports to and receives its directions from the General Conference. Its offices are in Dayton, Ohio.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.