General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The 1000-member assembly meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.
**If you are needing to get to the live stream, you can also access it via http://www.livestream.com/gc2012/share.
The following are the legislative committees that each General Conference delegate will serve on.
Robert Beckum - Conferences
Bob Moon - Church and Society 2
Ben Martin - Ministry and Higher Education
Jim Cowart - Superintendency
Denise Walton - Global Ministries
Larry Price - Discipleship
Carl Childs - Financial Administration
Bill Hatcher - General Administration
Kelly Roberson - Faith and Order
Allison Lindsey - Church and Society 1
The Daily Christian Advocate (DCA) is the official journal of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It serves as the record of those who have been elected to serve as delegate, the legislation submitted, and the decisions made by the General Conference. The Advance Edition is the publication of legislation submitted for consideration by the delegates. The official written languages of the General Conference for publication of the Advance edition include English, French, and Portuguese. Bound printed volumes of the DCA may be purchased from Cokesbury. Click the link above to download PDF versions of the ADCA.
Begins March 16, 2012
The Upper Room® has created a resource called, 50 Days of Prayer Before & During General Conference 2012, to serve as an invitation to provide spiritual support to the 2012 General Conference. Every United Methodist will be able to read the same scripture, share the same insights, and pray the same prayer for 40 days prior to the General Conference in Tampa, Florida, as well as through each day of the General Conference, April 24 through May 4, 2012.
Go to http://50daysofprayer.
Begins March 26, 2012
Bishop Robert Schnase has created series of online reflections leading up to General Conference called "Remember the Future: 30 Days of Preparation." These daily meditations explore hope, purpose, leadership and making and becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. With Wesleyan, scriptural, and leadership themes, United Methodists can explore together the mission of the church in a time of great change.
Go to www.ministrymatters.com/30Days for a brief introduction to the series and sign up to receive the reflections by email.