2020 General Conference Information from Greenwood District Connectional Ministries

The District Connectional Ministries wants to share information about the 2020 General Conference. To that end a series of email blasts are created which will share resources. These resources will include links to online resources. It is our hope that pastors and church leaders will use this information to inform your congregations; to let people know what happens and what is going on at this year’s General Conference.

  • The first blast will be conventional information about what General Conference is about. There is a video that explains General Conference.
  • The second blast will give an overview of the 2020 General Conference. The agenda for this year’s conference.
  • The third blast will give information about the potential split of the United Methodist denomination. Several different proposals are on the table and will be considered.

Courageous Conversations / Getting Your Congregation Ready for General Conference https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/helping-your-congregation-get-ready-for-general-conference

Blast #1

What is General Conference?

Here is a link to a video shown at the General Conference listening sessions. It gives an overview of what General Conference is all about.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=U2MLEFn3b8M&feature=emb_logo

Here is a United Methodist link that gives general information about General Conference. It gives regular updates of what is going on at General Conference.

The main site gives an overview of what will happen at 2020 General Conference. You can access the schedule, track legislation and download all documents related to the GC. The Daily Christian Advocate is a list of all legislation proposed to the 2020 GC. This network provides helpful links with information about 2020 GC.

Main Site https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/general-conference-2020 and https://www.resourceumc.org/en/churchwide/general-conference-2020/resources

This GC Primer is a resource that answers questions about GC. What is General Conference? What does the GC decide? Who attends GC? How is GC conducted? What is the Book of Discipline and the Bo0k of Resolutions?

GC Primer http://www.umcom.org/news/gathered-for-mission-structured-to-serve-a-general-conference-primer

This is a graphic about the United Methodist structure.

Our Connectional Structure https://www.resourceumc.org/en/content/connectional-structure-graphic

A Conversation About The Way Forward

The 2019 Special Session of General Conference is drawing near. Churches are concerned about what it is all about and what will happen after February.

The Greenwood District is sponsoring a discussion about what may happen at the General Conference. On December 1, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul UMC, 102 E. Butler Ave., Saluda, we will present information share resources for the participants to take back to their churches.

A discussion guide and prayer guide will be presented for use in their local church. Everyone, who wants to learn more about this topic, is invited to join us.