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General Conference 2020

Commission sets dates for postponed General Conference

The Commission on the General Conference has announced that the postponed General Conference will take place on Aug. 29 - Sept. 7, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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United Methodist Bishop Bruce Ough breaks the bread during opening worship at the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, the 2020 United Methodist Pre-General Conference held in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing

Pre-General Conference presentations

Find the archived videos and accompanying files for sessions from the Pre-General Conference 2020 News Briefing.

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2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing Welcome Guide


General Conference Welcome Guide

The General Conference Guide provides an overview of how the assembly works and key legislation for 2020, as well as background information on The United Methodist Church and tips for getting around Minneapolis.

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The opening day of the special session of the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing

Learn about the informational event designed to help delegates and communicators prepare for General Conference. Read More

Delegates Jorge Lockward and the Rev. Beth Ann Cook embrace during the closing moments of the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. The two had previously spoken on opposite sides in a debate over possible church exit plans. U.S. conferences are calculating how much a church must pay if it leaves under legislation General Conference approved. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.


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Delegate Gail Douglas-Boykin from the New York Conference speaks during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis on Feb. 25. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.


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An aerial view of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Nicole Geri, Unsplash.


Find everything you help navigate General Conference. Learn how to get around the convention center, transit and hotel options, and things to see and do in Minneapolis. Read More

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