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Weaver challenges “Resurrection Revolution”

Bishop Peter Weaver drew strong reviews and standing ovations for a rousing Episcopal Address in which he challenged General Conference delegates to be part of a “resurrection revolution” that will cause the United Methodist church to grow for the sake of the world. “It is not the decline in membership in some parts of our […]

African presence evident at General Conference in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla.—As an African delegate at General Conference 2012, the Rev. “Guy” Mande Muyombo is a face in the crowd. That’s fine with him. He’s pleased that delegates from his continent are more of a crowd than ever at the United Methodist Church’s quadrennial gathering. “For Africa to have more delegates to the General Conference […]

Rez downtown

By Nancy Hull Rigdon, Special Contributor… KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Have you heard the one about the preacher who walked into a bar church?” A glossy mailer asks the question—not the usual come-on from a church looking for new members. The promotion belongs to United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, and so does the barchurch. Church of […]

Young delegate gets help, homework from bishop

It’s Ricky Harrison’s first General Conference, and, at age 20, he’s one of the youngest delegates in Tampa. But not only has he done his homework, he’s done it with the scholarly help of a General Conference veteran. Mr. Harrison is the lead lay delegate of the North Texas Conference delegation as well as a […]

Latest News from General Conference 2012

The United Methodist Reporter will have reporting staff on hand to bring you the latest news and information from the floor of this historic event.

Break with the past? Proposals for major change at GC 2012

With proposals for agency restructuring and other major change, this could be the most important General Conference in decades. “And it could all fizzle,” said veteran delegate the Rev. Don Underwood.