The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo.

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.

Read the report in EnglishFrenchPortuguese and Swahili.


NTC Voting Delegates

Rev. Ron Henderson North Central District Superintendent
Rev. Jill Jackson-Sears Lake Highlands UMC
Rev. Clayton Oliphint First UMC Richardson
Rev. Owen Ross Director, Center for Church Development
Rev. Don Underwood Christ UMC Plano
Tim Crouch* First UMC Denton
Kelly Carpenter Union
Richard Hearne University Park UMC
Linda Parks Floral Heights UMC
Gretchen Toler-Debus Oak Lawn UMC

*Head of Delegation



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