The United Methodist Church will convene its next General Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 5-15, 2020. The General Conference is an international body of nearly 1,000 delegates that generally meets every four years. The delegates are elected by annual conferences (at annual conference sessions) to attend General Conference. They represent all annual conferences around the world. Half of the delegates are laity (non-clergy members), half are clergy.
The deadline for submitting petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference was September 18, 2019. According to church law, "Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference...". To view legislation that has been submitted that we know of at this time click here.
From Bishop Bryan: I have appreciated the feedback I received from clergy and laity over the past year when I have asked for your input. This feedback is helpful to me, and I use it to help guide future conversations. I want to do the same thing as we approach the 2020 General Conference. Here is a link to communicate with me any thoughts you have at this point. Let’s keep the conversation going!