Helping the General Conference Delegation

November 01, 2023
It is hard to believe it but General Conference is coming, and your delegation needs your help!  General Conference is scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from April 23 - May 3, 2024.  This conference was originally scheduled for 2020, but due to the global pandemic it has been rescheduled three times.  However, all things look like they are ready to go this time around.  Which gets to how you can be involved.  If you want to help out, fill out this Google Form so we can get in touch with you.

The General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation has been working throughout this time to stay up to date with changes, additions to legislation, and preparations for our time in Charlotte.  As always this is a job that is bigger than what can be done by just those who have been elected to the delegation.  If you are someone who has enjoyed the legislative work of our annual conference, or you have been involved at the Jurisdictional and General Conference levels in the past, we could use your help.  

There are three ways you can help the delegation over the coming months as we prepare for our time with the delegates from across the globe.  

Legislation Reading Team - Sign up to read the legislation for one of the Legislative Committees and write up short commentaries on each piece of legislation.  Join a delegation meeting where we will discuss as a team the legislation for the committee you signed up for.  Willing to read any legislation? You can sign up for that as well and we will assign you to a needed committee.  While the original legislation from the planned 2020 GC is available, submissions of new legislation came as late as September of 2023, and we will be able to a access to new legislative information early in 2024.  
  • Legislative Committees:  Church & Society (1, 2, & 3), Conferences, Discipleship, Financial Administration, Faith & Order, General Administration, Global Ministries, Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters, Independent Commission, Judicial Administration, Local Church, Higher Education/Superintendency, Ordained Ministry
Attending General Conference - If you are planning to be in North Carolina we would love to know and connect with you during General Conference.  Often General Conference Delegates are asked to be in meetings all day and into the night, and sometimes we wish we could be in more than one place a time.  If you are willing to support our Delegation during this time with what’s needed let us know when you are planning to be there and the best ways to contact you.

Participating in a Caucus Groups  - Our conference is full of people with contacts and relationships throughout the connection.  If you are a part of a community that is leading or working on General Conference conversations would you be willing to share and report back what you are learning to our delegation.  We are better when we know more and can hear from a variety of voices.  You can simply fill out this form to contact our General Conference Delegation and let us know if you have information to share.

If you would like to help out the Delegation in one of these ways please fill out this Google Form so we can connect with you as we continue to do this work.