Plan UMC Gets Tentative Approval

Posted under: General Conference 2012

Plan UMC: Christine Dodson

By a vote of 567 to 384, the 2012 United Methodist General Conference gave tentative approval to a slightly amended version of “Plan UMC” to reconfigure general agencies and downsize their boards.

It will be up to the lawmaking assembly to give final approval after the General Council on Finance and Administration, the denomination’s finance agency, reports on the plan’s financial implications.

The May 2 vote follows days of ups and downs when at one point, it looked like General Conference might conclude without proposing any restructuring proposal.

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  • Eric Lindblade

    Plan UMC manages to have Committees on Inclusiveness, Higher Education, Global Ministries, Church and Society, and Discipleship . . . but not one designated “evangelism.”