General Church

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The United Methodist Church is a worldwide connection of more than 12 million members in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Through this local, regional, and worldwide connection, church leaders and members join together in mission and ministry, accomplishing far more together than any one person could alone.

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UMC At A Glance
Spare voting machines rest on a table at the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
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How are decisions made at General Conference?

General Conference, the highest legislative body in the church, meets once every four years to determine the church's future direction.

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Is the UMC in Canada, Australia, Latin America, Asia?

Get a history lesson about the Methodist presence in these parts of the world.

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