General Conference 2016
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, on May 10-20, 2016.
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.
General Conference Recap - South Georgia Advocate
General Conference Recap from United Methodist News Service
A Note from Bishop King on the adopted plan, "A New Way Forward"
As the 2016 General Conference session concluded today, many in our denomination, as well as many of you back home, leave with questions about the approved Council of Bishops plan entitled, “A New Way Forward.”
Bishop King offers the following statement about this plan:
To my beloved South Georgia Annual Conference:
The Council of Bishops will be meeting the Saturday after General Conference. We will release a statement for clarity and direction regarding the naming of a special commission to bring recommendations back to General Conference on disciplinary paragraphs related to human sexuality. There have been no changes in The Book of Discipline arou
General Conference Daily Updates: South Georgia Edition
The 2016 South Georgia Conference Delegation to General Conference. From L to R: Mr. Bill Hatcher, Mrs. Allison Lindsey, Rev. Don Adams, Rev. Jay Hanson, Mr. Carl Childs, Rev. Jim Cowart, Dr. Bob Moon, and Mr. Larry Price.
General Conference in Review
For analysis, news stories, follow up, and looking back:
Live Stream Archives: Find on-demand and downloadable versions of the daily General Conference plenary sessions, worship, and addresses. VIEW ARCHIVES
Legislation Tracking: Search for legislation submitted by petition number, keyword or submitter for information regarding the actions taken on each piece of legislation. TRACK LEGISLATION
General Conference Website: Continue to read news from General Conference 2016 at the General Conference website. VIEW SITE
Social Media Follow the hashtags #UMCGC and #GC2016 as the conversation continues.
South Georgia Conference GC2016 Webpage
Find news and information from the South Georgia Conference relating to General Conference
Daily Christian Advocate
The Daily Christian Advocate (DCA) is the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It serves as the record of those who have been elected to serve as delegate, the legislation submitted, and the decisions made by the General Conference.
May 20, 2016 - 05-20 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 10; pages 2577-2720)
May 19, 2016 - 05-19 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 9; pages 2481 to 2576)
May 18, 2016 - 05-18 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 8; pages 2369 to 2480)
May 17, 2016 - 05-17 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 7 pages 2273-2368)
May 16, 2016 - 05-16 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 6; pages 2145-2270)
May 14, 2016 - 05-14 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 5; pages 2049-2144)
May 13, 2016 - 05-13 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 4; pages 1921-2048)
May 12, 2016 - 05-12 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 3; pages 1873-1920)
May 11, 2016 - 05-11 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 2; pages 1825-1872)
May 10, 2016 - 05-10 DCA (Vol. 4, No. 1; pages 1649-1824)
See the Advance Daily Christian Advocate, which contains all of the legislation submitted for consideration by the delegates.
South Georgia Delegation
Members of the delegation, and the legislative committees on which they will serve, include:
Bill Hatcher || Legislative Committee: General Administration
Allison Lindsey || Legislative Committee: Faith and Order
Larry Price || Legislative Committee: Discipleship
Carl Childs || Legislative Committee: Financial Administration
Marianne Wright (alternate to GC)
Richard Shinhoster (alternate to GC)
Don Adams || Legislative Committee: Ministry and Higher Education
Jay Hanson || Legislative Committee: Judicial Administration
Bob Moon || Legislative Committee: Local Church
Jim Cowart || Legislative Committee: Church and Society 2
Denise Walton (alternate to GC)
Scott Hagan (alternate to GC)
Delegate Breakdown from annual conferences and central conferences
Total General Conference delegates = 864
Total General Conference delegates from South Georgia = 8
General Conference prayer observance
60 Days of Prayer for General Conference
The Upper Room has created resources for 60 Days of Prayer to help every local congregation pray with the delegates and church leaders for the 2016 General Conference. The 60 days of prayer begin March 31 and extends through May 29. The denomination’s legislative assembly is May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon. The prayer guide is available online, as a PDF download and a daily email service. Prayer-bead kits with a commemorative medallion are also available. Get resources