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General Conference now 285 days away

Delegates to 2020 General Conference will arrive in Minneapolis in 285 days

The 2020 General Conference convenes in Minneapolis on May 5. Updates and resources to help you follow this historic event are available at

The 2020 General Conference is now only 285 days away. The Michigan Conference elected eight delegates at the 2019 Annual Conference session and they will meet and pray and prepare during these months ahead. Meet them here.

These eight delegates from Michigan are among the 862 delegates who will gather in Minneapolis from around the world May 5-15, 2020. It is a global experience. Where do the other delegates come from. Here’s a geographic snapshot: 

United States: North Central Jurisdiction 88; Northeastern Jurisdiction 84; South Central Jurisdiction 102; Southeastern Jurisdiction 182; Western Jurisdiction 26
Africa: Africa Central Conference 40; Congo Central Conference 152; West Africa Central Conference 86
Europe: Central and Southern Europe Central Conference 14; Germany Central Conference 6; Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference 20
Asia: Philippines Central Conference: 52

Individuals, annual conferences, and other organizations and agencies are currently drafting legislation that will be considered during those ten days in Minneapolis, May 5-15. There is still time to submit petitions. The deadline is September 18, 2019. Here’s the process.

There are volunteer opportunities for persons of all ages, interests, and abilities. Sign up at see the United Methodist Connection up close. Details here. Applications are also being taken for service as marshals and pages through July 31.

The Michigan Conference has a General Conference website that will be updated regularly. Follow developments here.

If you are planning to attend General Conference in any capacity, guest, visitor, or participant, please let us know.  Please email Michigan Communications at