General Conference 2004: General Agency Reports, Proposals & Petitions

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Reports & petitions by general agency

The general agencies of the church submit reports of their work during the current quadrennium, as well as reporting on proposed new initiatives. If a general agency report is available online, a link to it is listed below.

General agencies may also submit petitions for considering by the General Conference. Links to petitions submitted by a general agency are listed below. (If a report proposes a new initiative, a petition related to that proposal is also submitted.)

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Daily Digest - April 17, 2019

Centrists, progressives to discuss church's future; Creative spirit lifts Philippines' churches; Bishops discuss GC2019 at BMCR
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The Rev. Jasmine Smothers, lead pastor of Atlanta First United Methodist Church, has been among the conveners of recent meetings by centrists and progressives to discuss the denomination's future. Photo by Les Scarbrough, Atlanta First United Methodist Church.

Centrists, progressives to discuss church's future

Unhappiness with General Conference 2019 prompts plan for big meeting, with dissolution and ‘gracious exit’ among the options.
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A United Methodist deaf choir signs the words of a hymn during worship in the Baguio Area in northern Philippines. Across the country, an assessment team saw evidence of church vitality. Photo courtesy of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters.

Creative spirit lifts Philippines’ churches

A United Methodist team looked at whether the Philippines should have more bishops. The group’s report highlighted church strengths and needs.