Legislation Updates

Summary of Proposals for UMC Restructuring from the UMW (March 9, 2020)

Comparison of Proposals to General Conference 2020 (January 7, 2020)

Advance Daily Christian Advocate

Protocol Legislation (released 2/7/20)

Judicial Council Decision 1378 & 1379 (April 26, 2019)

Summary Judicial Council Decision 1378 & 1379 (April 26, 2019)

Summary of GC2019 Legislation (March 6, 2019)

Daily Christian Advocate (November 7, 2018)

Judicial Council Decision 1366 (October 29, 2018)

Way Forward report in all four official languages of General Conference (July 31, 2018)

The report will be presented to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference. Subject to final copy editing, the report will be printed in the Advance Daily Christian Advocate (ADCA) in November. Here is a statement from the moderators of the Commission and the President of the Council of Bishops on the release of the report:

“To the People of The United Methodist Church,

“We offer the final report of the Commission on a Way Forward, translated in the four official languages of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church:  English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.   In the Nicene Creed, we are taught the marks of the church—one, holy, catholic and apostolic.  We are catholic in that we care not only for the parts of the church, but more significantly for the whole.  We have refrained from commenting about the plans contained in this report until the time when our sisters and brothers could read this in their own first language.  With this distribution, we give thanks that this work can now begin, and we can have a conversation that represents our global and catholic nature—more fully who we are as The United Methodist Church.”

Bishops Sandra Steiner Ball and David Yemba, Moderators, Commission on a Way Forward

Bishop Ken Carter, President, Council of Bishops

Here is the link to the English Version.
Here is the link to the French Version.
Here is the link to the Portuguese Version.
Here is the link to the Swahili Version.