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Comparison Chart


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.

Legislation that could be enacted at the 2020 General Conference is nearly 1,000 pages in length. So we won't pretend to cover all of it on this page. But we will do our best to provide you with details of the most critical pieces of legislation that will be considered at General Conference in May. 

General Conference 2020: Advance Daily Christian Advocate contains all legislation submitted for consideration by the delegates at the upcoming 2020 General Conference.

Restructioning Proposals 

Read about the proposed plans for the future of The United Methodist Church that will be considered
Download the legislation for the Protocol.
Read a frequently-asked-questions document regarding the protocol.
U.S. Regional Conference proposal | FAQ's 

Additional Legislation

UMC Budget and Allocation Process—One of General Conference's primary responsibilities is to approve a budget. Representatives of the General Council on Finance and Administration and the Connectional Table explained the budget and how it was developed. Download presentationview video 

Ethnic Ministries Plan—The United Methodist Church's ethnic initiatives shared how the church is engaging people for Christ and building community across cultural boundaries. Download presentation | view video

Ecumenical Relationships—The Council of Bishops is proposing a resolution to implement a full communion relationship with the Episcopal Church. Other legislation includes a resolution to adopt a new doctrinal teaching, "Sent in Love: A United Methodist Understanding of the Church." Download presentation | view video 

Jurisdicitional Study Committee—The committee is presenting legislation for the addition of new episcopal areas in Africa, and the restructuring of U.S. jurisdictions.  Download presentation |View video

Ministry study and clergy matters—A significant pension plan change for clergy, along with an update from the Study on Ministry, will be among several items directly affecting clergy at General Conference. Download presentation | view video

Social Principles 2020—Delegates will consider the first major overhaul of the church's Social Principles in nearly 50 years. Download presentation | view video

Status of Women—Proposed legislation from three general agencies to address the treatment of women and girls, as well as a proposed apology for victims and survivors of sexual misconduct in the church. Download presentation | view video

Wespath legislation—Wespath is proposing a significant pension plan change for clergy and serveral other items.  Legisltaion summary | view video 


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