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2016 Pre-Conference Briefings
  • Jan. 20–22: Portland, Oregon
  • Feb. 5–7:  Manila Philippines
  • Feb 12–15:  Either Africa University near Mutare or Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Feb. 19–22: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Feb. 26–29: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • March 6–9: Samara, Russia

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.


For Delegates

  • CTTalks: Conversations about General Conference
    This series of weekly videos from the Connectional Table for leaders and delegates address important topics for GC2016.
  • Housing for General Conference
    On Tues., Oct. 27, 2015 at 12 p.m. EST, housing for U.S. delegates and first reserves will open. A link to the official housing reservations site will be sent via email that morning. If you do not receive it, please contact us by email or phone: (800) 262-9974.
  • Legislative Committee assignments:
    English | French | Portuguese

Legislation and Rulings



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