Special General Conference

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.

A special General Conference will be held on February 23rd-26th in St. Louis, Missouri.  Please keep Pastor Rebecca and the other delegates from our Great Plains Conference in your prayers as they travel to and attend this Special General Conference.

There have been months of planning and preparation leading up to this conversation about the full inclusion of our LGBTQ+ brothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends.  We have had a Town Hall Meeting with Bishop Saenz in our District, our church committees have been talking about the proposed plans and our UM structure for decision making, and our conversation as a congregation will continue after the General Conference as well.

Please pray for a spirit of openness, a spirit of unity, and a spirit of love for all who will be discerning the United Methodist Church’s future as it relates to our open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Thank you!

About the General Conference

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops.

The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

Click on the link to read the Final Report from the Commission on a Way Forward.

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