Additional Legislation

While the focus for many people during General Conference 2020 may center on human sexuality, other pieces of legislation will be considered by the more than 800 delegates from around the world. 
 

UMC Budget and Allocation Process

One of General Conference's primary responsibilities is to approve a budget. Representatives of the General Council on Finance and Administration and the Connectional Table explained the budget and how it was developed.

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Ethnic Initiatives

The United Methodist Church's ethnic initiatives shared how the church is engaging people for Christ and building community across cultural boundaries.

 

Status of Women in the World and Church

Leaders with three general agencies discussed legislation to address the treatment of women and girls, as well as a proposed apology for victims and survivors of sexual misconduct in the church.

 

Young People's Voices in the Church

Young adult leaders will give an overview of proposals to change young people’s ministries in the church.

 

Our Global Connection

Work on a General Book of Discipline, the addition of new episcopal areas in Africa, and the restructuring of U.S. jurisdictions was discussed by this panel.

 

Revised Social Principles and Our World Witness

Delegates will consider the first major overhaul of the church's Social Principles in nearly 50 years.

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Clergy Legislative Overview

A significant pension plan change for clergy, along with an update from the Study on Ministry, will be among several items directly affecting clergy at General Conference.

 

Our Ecumenical Relationships

The Council of Bishops is proposing a resolution to implement a full communion relationship with the Episcopal Church. Other legislation includes a resolution to adopt a new doctrinal teaching, "Sent in Love: A United Methodist Understanding of the Church."

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