General Conference 2020 Resources

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns. The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the LORD; see what desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 46

Please access this page to find resources and information about news before, during, and after the UMC General Conference 2020 (May 5-15).

Editor’s Note: Articles, charts, and information posted to this page will include a reputable, unbiased source. Articles will be linked/posted on this page with the most recent articles listed first.

ARTICLES ABOUT GC 2020:


LEGISLATION (and their websites):

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

  • The Advance Daily Christian Advocate
    Vol. 2, Section 1: Reports and Proposed Legislation
    Vol. 2, Section 2: Reports and Proposed Legislation
    The ADCA is the handbook of all legislation appearing before General Conference, authorized by the Commission on the General Conference. Printed and distributed by The United Methodist Publishing House. The Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) contains the agenda, rules, delegate listings, petitions, reports from the general agencies/commissions and study committees, information for delegates, and codes of conduct for the General Conference.
  • Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville (January 23-25, 2020)
    This pre-GC2020 briefing was for delegates to GC and communicators, to gain a better understanding of both the process of GC and to hear presentations about various legislation being proposed for GC 2020. At this link, you will find conference videos, information, and Powerpoints shared with the groups who presented their proposed legislation.
    Source: ResourceUMC.org
  • General Conference 2020
    Keep up to date with the happenings of General Conference 2020.

GC 2020 Events  & Activities at Church Street

GC Briefing: Sunday, March 22, 4 pm, Location TBA

In-person and church-wide “briefing” to hear more about the GC process, understand the legislation being proposed, and have an opportunity to ask questions/hear answers of GC delegate(s) and lay leaders

Daily Devotionals for GC 2020

The Upper Room will provide a 40-day devotional guide (online only) at https://umcprays.org/ beginning on March 26. You may go to the site in late March to read and/or download the daily devotionals.

GC Prayer Team: May 5-15

During General Conference (May 5-15), visit the Chapel during the hours of 9 am-7 pm each day to pray for our denomination and church. See Rev. Wade for more details. 

GC Post-Briefing: Date TBA

The church will gather for a church-wide meeting following General Conference to share information about the outcomes of GC and to begin a discernment process of what comes next.

Post-Annual Conference Briefing: Date TBA

Holston Conference has announced it will call a special called Annual Conference later in the year to discuss the outcomes of GC2020.

Holston Conference Delegation

CLICK HERE to meet the 2020 GC delegates from Holston Conference, learn about their role as delegates, and submit your questions directly to them.

Submit Your GC 2020 Question Below

Questions submitted prior to our March 22 briefing will be addressed as much as possible during the briefing. Questions submitted after the briefing will be addressed as much as possible in the Messenger.