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What We Know Now

  • General Conference has been postponed to 2024You can find the full announcement here
  • This meeting is designated as the postponed 2020 General Conference. 
  • The Commission on the General Conference announced that the 2024 United Methodist General Conference will be held April 23 – May 3, 2024, at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
  • Petitions that were submitted for the 2020 General Conference are still valid for consideration in 2024, but there will also be a new window for submission of petitions to fulfill the requirements of Paragraph 507.  

  • Petitions must be received by mail, email or via the official online General Conference 2024 Petition Submission Form by the Petitions Secretary no later than 11:59pm / 23:59 CDT, Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Instructions for preparing petitions can be found at:

  • A supplement to the previously printed Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) is being compiled. Once completed, it will be available to delegates through the online edition and will also be printed and provided to delegates at the event.

  • Because the 2020 General Conference was postponed, delegates elected at the 2019 South Georgia Annual Conference will continue to serve

  • However, the South Georgia Conference was able to elect persons to fill vacancies in its delegation to the postponed 2020 General Conference (to be held in 2024) and the 2024 Jurisdictional Conference during this year’s Annual Conference Session June 4-6, 2023.

  • The mission of The United Methodist Church and the mission of your local church is unchanged. We have confidence that all our churches will continue to share the love of Christ with those around them.

Helpful Resources

Video: General Conference Postponed to 2024

Video: FAQs with Bishop Graves

**We have broken the video down into sections by question. Click here to view all videos.

ADCA/Legislation to General Conference 2021

The Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) contains the agenda, rules, delegate listings, petitions, reports from the general agencies/commissions and study committees, information for delegates, and codes of conduct for the General Conference. The official written languages of the General Conference for publication of the Advance edition include English, French, Kiswahili and Portuguese. Bound printed volumes of the ADCA may be purchased from Cokesbury. These PDF versions are provided for your convenience.

View and download (PDF):

**Please note: We anticipate that all submitted legislation will be properly before General Conference when it meets in 2024, though we are waiting on a definitive answer. Additionally, in a recent Judicial Council ruling, The United Methodist Church’s top court said that any postponement of the General Conference resets the submission deadlines for proposed legislation. That means that additional legislation, including legislation that was previously deemed late, may be submitted to the General Conference and properly before the session.

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