Restructuring Options


Download a chart that compares the proposed plans, provisions in the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation, and the Regional Conference plan from the Connectional Table.

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Possible Restructuring Plans

The following videos are from the Pre-General Conference briefing, conducted Jan. 23-24, 2020, in Nashville. To view the videos in other languages, please go to a special web page set up by

Indianapolis Plan

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UM Forward

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UMC Next

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Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace 

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U.S. Regional Conference (Connectional Table)

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Q-&-A About the Plans



Central Conference Perspectives

A panel of speakers from the central conferences offered perspectives on the choices facing the church, the hopes and dreams of people in their areas, and whether they have felt included in the development of proposals for the church's future.


Legal Considerations

A panel of legal, financial and pension experts discussed what delegates should know about The United Methodist Church's structure as they consider legislation to change it.