General Conference 2020

Welcome to the 2020 General Conference resource page. This page will be updated as new information/resources become available.

News Articles 


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Dates for General Conference 2020/2021

May 5-15, 2020 (POSTPONED)
August 27- September 7, 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Visit the General Conference 2020 Welcome website for more information about attending, volunteering, etc. 

For more information:

Bishops Ask for Postponement of General Conference due to Pandemic

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has asked for the postponement of the 2020 General Conference. Read more...


Minneapolis Convention Center Restricts all Bookings Through May, 10, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Minneapolis Convention Center has canceled or postponed all events with 50+ people. This will affect General Conference 2020. Read more...


What is General Conference?

Have you ever wondered what the term General Conference means? Here is a definition from the glossary of What we Believe. General Conference defined


2016 Book of Discipline

The 2016 Book of Discipline


Meet Our General Conference Delegates

In February 2019 at the special called session of General Conference, five clergy members and five laity will represent the Kentucky Annual Conference as the church addresses the issue of human sexuality in The United Methodist Church.  Read More...

Contact Our General Conference Delegates

If you would like to contact members of the delegation you can email them at All members of the delegation get any email that is sent to that email address.


Petition Submissions

Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019.

To learn more about how to submit a petition, go to

The group that crafted the Protocol offers a peek behind the scenes of how they were able to get to "yes."

Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation and Restructuring

Read the Protocol and Legislation that will be considered at GC2020:

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