General Conference 2020

During the Special Called Session of the General Conference 2019, the Traditional Plan was passed. The Traditional Plan, would “affirm the church’s current bans on ordaining LGBTQ clergy and officiating at or hosting same-sex marriage. It also boosts penalties and accountability for transgressions of those bans.”(UMNS)  Since then, several proposals regarding separation (listed below) have been submitted to be considered during GC2020. GC2020 will be held May 5-15, 2020 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Information about the General Conference

United Methodist News Service – Latest General Conference News

Proposed Plans to be Considered at GC2020

The Traditional Plan(Judicial Ruling)
The Bard-Jones Plan
The Indianapolis Plan
The UMC Next Plan
The N.E.W. Plan
The Plain Grace Plan
The U.S. Regional Conference

Timeline

  • Judicial Council Fall Session – Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2019
  • Traditional Plan goes into effect – Jan. 1, 2020
  • Judicial Council Spring Session – April 29-May 2, 2020
  • General Conference – May 5 – 20, 2020
  • NM & NWTX Joint Annual Conference in Lubbock – June 3-5, 2020 (Bishop Bledsoe retiring)
  • South Central Jurisdictional Conference – July 15-18, 2020 (New Bishop to be appointed)

2020 General & Jurisdictional Delegation
Email the delegation: delegation@nmconfum.com

General Conference Lay Delegate: Sid Strebeck
General Conference Clergy Delegate: Rev. Randall Partin
Jurisdictional Conference Lay Delegate: Susan Brumbaugh
Jurisdictional Conference Clergy Delegate: Rev. Pam Rowley
Alternates:  Rev. Todd Salzwedel, Rev. Eddie Rivera, Dan Salzwedel, Heath Husted