11 - 29
6:00 AM - 6:00 PMAdd to Calendar (ics)
What will happen at General Conference 2024? What is happening in the United Methodist connection now, and to those planning to be part of the new Global Methodist Church? This session of the official United Methodist lay speaker polity course will include various proposals coming to GC2024, and highlights of the Global Methodist Church transitional plans. It includes structural realities and principles that are affecting our annual conferences and local churches right now and in the future. The goal will be to understand how we can all “serve the current age, our calling to fulfill,” as Charles Wesley’s hymn urges, wherever our various congregations find ourselves going forward. Our explorations will help church leaders answer questions, help newcomers get their bearings, and help longtime members consider the specific structural challenges of the 21st Century.