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General Conference


What We Know Now

  • General Conference has been postponed to 2024You can find the full announcement here
  • 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. 
  • We anticipate that all submitted legislation will be properly before General Conference when it meets, 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. This would include the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace. 

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

  • The South Georgia Conference has a policy in place for a local church to disaffiliate from the annual conference

  • The Judicial Council, The United Methodist Church's top court, ruled that current church law does not allow annual conferences in the U.S. to withdraw from the denomination

  • 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.
 

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**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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