After several days where General Conference delegates were clearly divided over Robert’s Rules vs. Group Discernment and placards vs. iPads, on Day Four, they were urged repeatedly to work together, and shown examples of the good the church can do when it heeds that advice. Laity address Lay members of The United Methodist Church admonished… Continue Reading→
After a roller coaster of “will-they-or-won’t-they” episodes usually reserved for love interests in a romantic comedy, delegates finally decided their relationship with Rule 44: They won’t. Over the past three days, the United Methodist General Conference also has offered a live demonstration of just how difficult following its rules of order can be. With Bishop… Continue Reading→
During General Conference 2016, we are going to feature delegate stories from our NC Conference delegates, so you can learn more about them and the committees they will be serving. Here are the questions we asked: Tell us about how you came to know Jesus. Tell us about your committee. What do you feel is… Continue Reading→
A day after the celebratory tone of opening worship came a reminder that General Conference is one big, long meeting. As delegates got down to business, debate over one of the Rules of Order will stretch into a third day, while the episcopal address urged United Methodists to “trust God and go.” In the episcopal… Continue Reading→
With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered for the 2016 General Conference, the top legislative body of the denomination, joined in a cacophony of “alleluias” in many languages during opening worship.Meeting May 10-20 at the Oregon Convention Center, the 864 delegates will consider 1,000 petitions that will determine… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward introduces the opening of General Conference 2016 and also gives thanks for the NC Conference’s faithfulness to apportionments.
The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body, the General Conference begins its quadrennial meeting today, May 10, in Portland, Oregon, and will continue through May 20. General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions… Continue Reading→
In this video, Bishop Ward talks with Gary Locklear, Conference Lay Leader & Delegate to General Conference, about the 2016 General Conference.
The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church will have a day of prayer for the 2016 General Conference.