General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years.The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.


The highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church. The voting membership consists of an equal number of clergy and lay delegates elected by the annual conferences. General Conference convenes every quadrennium (four years) to determine the denomination's future direction. It is the only body that can speak officially for the denomination.


The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body met at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest,  May 10-20, 2016.


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Stay tuned for information on the next General Conference in 2020.