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Preview of 2020 General Conference

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai provides preview of business

With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.

Reaction aplenty to separation plan

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai leads the Connectional Table that proposes a regional conference structure for the US

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional officer of The United Methodist Church, is among those sharing thoughts on the new plan for possible separation of The United Methodist Church.

CT backs U.S. Regional Conference

Ray McGee speaks to a Central Conference, regional approach at the 2019 Annual Conference.

The denomination’s Connectional Table proposes major legislation with the goals of easing the burden of U.S. business on General Conference, and giving U.S. churches parity with those in central conferences.

Michigan delegates keep Bible in view

View of 2020 Michigan delegates

The view of a General or Jurisdictional delegate focuses largely on politics of voting. But God’s Word informs these decisions.

Bishops Bard and Jones seek unity

BIshop Bard and colleagues consult Discipline on future course of UMC.

On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.

AC elections shift GC 2020 delegates

Diana and Duane Miller use electronic voting devices at The Michigan Conference.

U.S. annual conferences elected more delegates opposed to the Traditional Plan, but traditionalists estimate they still have the majority overall for General Conference 2020.

AC 2019 is ‘greenhouse for leadership’

Persons holding placards during opening worship

The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.

Michigan elects diverse delegation

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

The United Methodist General Conference is coming to Minneapolis in May of 2020, and The Michigan Conference will be there.

Connectional Table ponders future

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai leds Connectional Table

As conversations happen across The United Methodist Church about possible splits, the Connectional Table wants a place at the table. 

2020 delegate nominees introduced

Minneapolis skyline

Thirty-nine persons (20 clergy and 19 laity) have been nominated as delegates to the 2020 General Conference. Meet them here.