What’s Happening for May 4, 2012

Here’s what we know for today…

Presiding Officers:

  • Bishop Hope Morgan Ward
  • Bishop Bruce R. Ough
  • Bishop Jeremiah Park
  • Bishop D. Max Whitfield

Items that MAY be on today’s agenda:

  • Morning Session–
  • Administration Committees
  • Report on the Committee on Correlation and Editorial Review
  • GCFA Reports
  • Election of the Commission on the General Conference
  • Afternoon Session–
  • Calendar items as determined by the legislative committee chairs and Committee on Agenda
  • Evening Session–
  • Calendar items as determined by the legislative committee chairs and Committee on Agenda
  • Closing Worship

Latest News

General Church
Bishop Ough announced a plan a General Conference 2016. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist Communications.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Bruce Ough

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce Ough was president of the Council of Bishops during the 2016 General Conference that authorized the Commission on a Way Forward. He discusses the commission’s work and his hopes for the upcoming special 2019 General Conference.
General Church
Lonnie D. Brooks Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: Evaluating the GC2019 organizational plan

A reserve lay delegate praises some of the organizational plan for the special General Conference 2019, but raises concerns about other points, including selection of committee officers.
General Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination

A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.

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