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General Conference 2019 Resources

October 17, 2018
Welcome to the 2019 General Conference resource page. This page will be updated as new information/resources become available.

What is General Conference?

Have you ever wondered what the term General Conference means? Here is a definition from the glossary of What we Believe. General Conference defined


Dates for General Conference 2019

Saturday, February 23 (Day of Prayer)  - Tuesday, February 26.

2016 Book of Discipline

The 2016 Book of Discipline

How to reach your 2019 General Conference delegation

You can reach out to the Kentucky Annual Conference delegates to General Conference by email or by postal service mail. Reach the delegation.

Judicial Council

The United Methodist Church’s top court will play a key role as the denomination prepares for General Conference 2019. The council will meet October 23-26 and part of its docket will be to rule on the constitutionality of the three plans put forth by the Commission on a Way Forward. Learn about the council

Judicial Council Live Stream

The October 23-26 meeting of the Judicial Council in Zurich, Switzerland will be live streamed. The meeting and the stream will begin at 8:30 am Central European Summer Time, which is six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. Watch live 

Read the three plans

The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward brought forth three plans which will be legislated at the special called General Conference. Read the three reports


Video resources

Here are some video resources shared by the Commission on the Way Forward. Videos

Seeing a Way Forward

Seeing a Way Forward is a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward. So far the series consists of four videos.
Bishop Christian Alsted
Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey

Bishop John Yambasu

United Methodist Communications

Dan Krause, general secretary of United Methodist Communications, answers questions about giving communication support to General Conference 2019. The Q & A

Prayers & Devotions

As we approach the Special Session of General Conference 2019, we invite you to be in prayer with us.  Below we have links to the weekly Devotions that have been written by some of our lay members across the Kentucky Conference and to a Prayer Community for the United Methodist Church.

Praying for General Conference: February 20, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 19, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 18, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 17, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 16, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 15, 2019

Praying for General Conference: February 14, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 13, 2019
Praying for General Conference: February 12, 2019
Weekly Devotions


Meet Our General Conference Delegates

In February 2019 at the special called session of General Conference, five clergy members and five laity will represent the Kentucky Annual Conference as the church addresses the issue of human sexuality in The United Methodist Church.  Read More...

After General Conference...

The Kentucky Conference has formed teams to consider possible scenarios.  Read More...

Advance Daily Christian Advocate

Find the Advance Edition of the Daily Christian Advocate here.  

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 2019 General Conference.


More Information

UMC.org is continually posting articles and information related to this Special Session of General Conference 2019. 


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