2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church

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The 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held on May 10-20, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The General Conference is the top legislative body of The United Methodist Church and meets once every four years to review and revise the doctrines and policies of the denomination. The United Methodist Reporter will be in Portland and this page is the source for all news and commentary related to 2016 General Conference.

Editor’s Notes: Recovering from General Conference

© Can Stock Photo Inc. / 4774344sean It's been pretty quiet here at UMR in the days after General Conference ...
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Bishop Jones issues statement on Cynthia Meyer complaint

Wichita, KS -- Bishop Scott J. Jones of the Great Plains Episcopal Area has issued a statement regarding the status ...
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Ministry Matters: The rise of the “Methodist middle”

By James A Harnish* According to the New Testament book of Acts, surprising the church is the Holy Spirit’s idea ...
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UM Bishops meet after General Conference

Portland, Oregon -- The United Methodist Council of Bishops met on May 21 following the close of General Conference for worship ...
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Bishops issue post-General Conference letter to the church

Washington, D.C. -- Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent ...
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GC Shorts — The End

Find out what the delegates to General Conference 2016 really needed when it was all over ...
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Commentary: Goodnight Portland…

"The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." So said Texas Tech sports information director Ralph Carpenter in the ...
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UMReporter Roundtable — Episode 10 (May 20, 2016)

It's the final episode of the Portland saga as our merry MethoNerds talk about the final day of the 2016 ...
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Recently Read: Judicial Council rules on question of authority

Linda Bloom, the Judicial Council reporter for the United Methodist News Service, writes about the Judicial Council's latest ruling on ...
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African Methodists worry about the church that brought them Christianity

African Methodists worry about the church that brought them Christianity

by Emily McFarland Miller* PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) -- The Rev. Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists. In ...
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