New Conference Timeline

From the Beginning

  • September 2017: Alignment Conversation
  • November 2017: Potential Unification Conversation
  • March 2018: Annual Conference Resolution Discussion
  • June 2018: Exploratory vote affirmed at both Annual Conferences
  • August 2018: Advisory Group Meets
  • September 2018: Benefits Task Team
  • October 2018: Funding Task Team
  • December 2018: Advisory Group Meets
  • February 2019: Expanded Advisory Team
  • June 2019: Vote to unify and create a new conference affirmed at both Annual Conferences
  • July 2019: Guide Team Created
    • Task List Begins to be Form
  • August 2019: Additional Task Teams Formed
  • September 2019: Guide Team Meets
  • October 2019: Deadline for Submitting Name Entries for New Conference
    • Chancellors Meet to Consider Legal Needs related to forming New Conference
  • November 4, 2019: Structure Team Meets
    • Young People, Next Gen, Youth Conversation Group Meets
  • November 19, 2019: Communications Team
  • December 1, 2019: Name for New Conference Announced 
  • Jan-Sept 2020 Task Groups Meeting
    • Joint hybrid budgeting process Health Insurance Plan confirmed
    • Nominations for working toward a new conference structure Adjustments for COVID-19 (General and Jurisdictional Conf postponed)
  • September 2020 Annual Conferences in Legacy conferences
  • Adopting work areas of alignment Oct/Nov 2020 Enrollment in Health Insurance plan
  • January 1, 2021 Begin living into areas of alignment and new conference structure June 2021 Historic last annual conference in each legacy conference
  • August 2021 General Conference
  • November 2021 SEJ vote to approve New Annual Conference
  • December 2021 Organizational Meeting of New Annual Conference
  • January 1, 2022 Official beginning of Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference

Previously Scheduled Dates

  • May 2020: General Conference 
  • June 2020: Historic Celebration at both Annual Conferences
    • Potential resolutions presented at both Annual Conferences 
    • (Chancellors reviewing Book of Discipline and Corporate Requirements; Draft resolution(s) to be available prior to pre-conference briefings.)
  • July 2020: SEJ vote to approve New Annual Conference
  • Summer/Early Fall 2020: Health Insurance Plan confirmed
  • August/October 2020: Organizational Meeting of New Annual Conference
  • October/November 2020: Enrollment in Health Insurance plan
  • January 1, 2021: New Conference Operations Commence