The Work of Our General Conference Delegates

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As most United Methodists are aware, the scheduled meeting of the General Conference (the highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church) was postponed in 2020 due to Covid restrictions. Typically, delegates gather from around the world every four years to make decisions on behalf of the denomination. 

Legislation that was to be considered in 2020, along with petitions submitted in 2023 for this meeting, will be taken up at the session to be held in Charlotte, NC, from April 23 – May 3, 2024.

Delegates attending this General Conference were initially elected to attend the 2020 session. A formula determines how many clergy and lay delegates each conference may send to the General Conference. The potential number of voting delegates from around the world is 862 for the 2024 session, 12 are from the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference (TWK).

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General Conference Information

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The third meeting of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference will be in Murfreesboro, TN on June 17 - 19, 2024.
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From the 2023 TWK Annual Conference:
recap articlerecordings of worship and business sessions, and other annual conference information are available.


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