General Conference 2019

Links to more information

General Conference 2019 webpage

News and information including the full report of the
Commission on a Way Forward can be found here
On social media, the official hashtag is #umcgc;
UMNS will also be using #gc2019 and #UMC
(Begins 10 a.m. EST Feb. 23)

Praying Our Way Forward

Created by the Susquehanna Conference

The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Mo. Photo by Joshua Ness, Unsplash

We have compiled the following information to help New England Conference members understand the issues and processes for the special session of General Conference, which will take place Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis.

Reading recommended by Bishop Devadhar

“The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict” by The Arbinger Institute

"Unity In Mission: A Bond of Peace for the Sake of Love"  by Bishop C. Andrew Doyle

A matrix of the three plans (prepared by Tri-State District Superintendent Jim McPhee)

Additional summary information shared by Rev. McPhee 

New England Conference delegation 

List of delegates and alternates

FAQ from New England Delegation's 2018 listening sessions

Find the FAQ PDF here

General Conference 2019 FAQ

Find frequently asked questions about the upcoming General Conference here

The Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA)

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. Find it here

Clarifying information about the pension impacts of the 2019 General Conference

In response to concerns and questions about how the Way Forward plans and the 2019 General Conference may affect pensions and benefits, Wespath Benefits/Investments has posted its analysis and an FAQ on its website at

'Courageous Conversations'

In March 2019, districts will host gatherings for clergy and laity to unpack the events and decisions of the 2019 General Conference and allow us to process our feelings and experiences together. You are welcome to attend any event that is convenient for you. Learn more and find a session near you