General Conference 2019 Day 4

Feb. 26, 2019 — Plenary Session

Delegates spent the day Tuesday considering a minority report in favor of the One Church Plan and amendments associated to the Traditional Plan, Wespath petitions and other legislation..

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. encourages people of the Great Plains to stay focused on our mission as the ramifications of the special session of General Conference take shape.

Shayla Jordan, a lay delegate, provided a speech on behalf of young adults.

Bishop Carter urges Methodists to focus on mission: Bishop Ken Carter, president of the Council of Bishops and a moderator of the Commission on a Way Forward, acknowledged the pain many in the LGBTQ community and their allies feel and urged the church to focus on its mission following the four-day special session.

Alternates reflect on sitting on the sidelines: With such momentous votes coming at any time, reserve delegates at the special session of General Conference saw little to no time on the floor. They watched, paid close attention and showed support for fellow delegates on the floor doing the work of the church.

Young delegate urges unity among the United Methodist Church: Shayla Jordan, a lay delegate from Wichita and a seminary student at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, spoke from the floor on the final day of the General Conference to share a petition signed by more than 15,000 young adults in support of the One Church Plan.


From United Methodist News Service