General Conference is the highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church. It usually convenes once every four years to determine the denomination’s future direction. Between 600 and 1000 delegates are elected by their annual conferences—half clergy and half laity.
The scheduled 2020 General Conference was postponed due to Covid restrictions, so delegations elected for that conference now will serve in 2024. The delegation for the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference was elected before the Tennessee and Memphis legacy conferences joined together to form the TWK.
At General Conference, delegates gather from all over the world to consider revisions to church law and the official ritual of the church, and adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. The General Conference also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years.
A Beginner's Guide to General Conference is helpful for understanding how General Conference works. If you plan to be in Charlotte for the conference, be sure to visit the General Conference Welcome site!
For your convenience, we will be adding resources and page links to this page to assist you with finding information about the upcoming General Conference meeting. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have recommendations for this page.
Advance Daily Christian Advocate
The new, valid petitions, reports, and updated Delegate Handbook information for the General Conference will be found in the supplemental Volume 3 of the ADCA (Volume 1 was the original Delegate Handbook and Volume 2 contains the original petitions and reports).
ALL petitions submitted for the originally scheduled 2020 General Conference as well as those more recently submitted will be considered by legislative committees.
Who Represents the TWKUMC?