Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

UMC offers resources for GC2020

2/7/2020

General Conference 2020 will take place from May 5-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. General Conference is the denomination’s highest legislative body, and what takes place at General Conference has the potential to impact believers around the world.

Although the way the church approaches how it puts its faith to action, the central mission “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” will continue to guide the calling of the people called Methodists.

In order to help both lay and clergy leaders understand what is taking place at General Conference, the Contact has assembled a selection of resources that explore the schedule, proposals, pre-conference presentations and various issues that will be covered during the event.

For an in-depth overview of General Conference, read the story at www.umnews.org/en/news/foretaste-of-whats-on-the-table-at-gc2020.

See a glossary of General Conference terms on the UMC website at ee.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-glossary-of-terms.


Local Church Resources for General Conference

List of Oklahoma Delegates
Get to know Oklahoma’s lay and clergy delegates to General Conference with this 2020 Delegates Guide. To contact the delegates, email the delegation at okgc2020@googlegroups.com.
RESOURCE:
okumc-email.brtapp.com/files/files_library/2020+delegate+booklet+web.pdf

Guide for Local Churches
Discipleship Ministries has created a guide for local churches that want to prepare for General Conference. The guide can be found on umcdiscipleship.org or on the homepage of the OKUMC website.
RESOURCE:
www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/helping-your-congregation-get-ready-for-general-conference

General Conference FAQs
In December, Bishop Jimmy Nunn addressed common questions about the upcoming General Conference. Find the list of questions and answers at okumc.org
RESOURCE:
www.okumc.org/blogdetail/questions-and-responses-about-the-church-13111063


Event Resources for General Conference

Updated Comparison of Proposals
With the release of the Proposed Protocol, UM News and Ask the UMC updated their comparison of proposals to include the protocol. The updated comparison can be found at umnews.org.
RESOURCE:
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/comparing-plans-headed-to-gc2020-revised-12-2019

List of Pre-Conference Presentations
In January, delegates and communicators attended a Pre-General Conference Briefing to learn about the issues that would be discussed during General Conference. A list of presentations is available at resourceumc.org.
RESOURCE:
www.resourceumc.org/en/content/pre-general-conference-presentations

Advance Daily Christian Advocate
The Daily Christian Advocate is a written resource covering the agenda, rules, petitions and more of General Conference. Updated DCAs will be available during the General Conference at
www.dailychristianadvocate.org.
RESOURCE:
www.resourceumc.org/en/content/general-conference-2020-advance-daily-christian-advocate

 

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