Special Session of General Conference 2019 (GC2019)
When
Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. There is a Special Session of the General Conference Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Purpose of the Special Session

The Council of Bishops (COB) has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

In announcing the call, COB President Bishop Bruce R. Ough said the Special Session will be held in accordance with Division Two - Section II - Article II of The Constitution of The United Methodist Church as recorded in Paragraph 14 of The Book of Discipline (2016).

The purpose of this Special Session of the General Conference shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based upon the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

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