How General Conference Works
General Conference, which convenes every four years, is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. Church law states that no person or organization except the General Conference has authority to speak officially for the denomination. Learn more.
The Legislative Process
Learn how the legislative process works-from the submitting of petitions, the review of petitions by legislative committees and committee recommendations to the final vote by the delegates.
Read summaries of the significant issues to be addressed by General Conference. Links to related reports and proposals are included. Read more.
General Conference 101: All you ever wanted to know
This helpful article gives you a brief introduction to everything you need to know about General Conference, including such information as the location, how the legislative process works and special events. Read more.