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Topic: General Conference 2016

Audun Westad: Planning General Conference for a Global Church

“I don’t think the voting is the most important thing. I think the dialogue between the different delegates is the important thing.” View

Gere Reist: At the Helm of General Conference

“Being at General Conference is an act of constant prayer.” Learn more about what motivates the man at the forefront of this church gathering for decades. View

General Conference 2016: Portland Venue Tour

As United Methodists anticipate next year's global church gathering in Oregon, we take you on a behind-the-scenes trip around the site. View

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

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.