2019 General Conference Information

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the

General Conference of The United Methodist Church

to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.

For more in-depth information, click here to view the detailed website (https://www.vaumc.org/WayForward) for the event.

Dr. Nathaniel Bishop is the President of Jefferson College of Health Sciences here in the Roanoke District.  Dr. Bishop is a lay delegate to General Conference 2019.  He may be reached by email at nlbishop@jchs.edu.  Please keep email brief to ensure that the message will be received.

Pastor Doug Sasser addressed the Northview Congregation on Sunday, September 30 to share his knowledge concerning this Special Session.  His message is contained in the video below.