Writing less than two weeks from the start of General Conference, reserve delegate Bonnie McOmber says it's time!
As a self-confessed "Legislative Geek," Mark Bateman is in an excellent position to help the team analyze the proposals and prepare for the debate (or will it be discernment?) around the structure of The United Methodist Church.
From sausages to skiing, the metaphors for General Conference are plentiful! Find out why the upcoming event in hot & sunny Tampa reminds John Go of learning to ski.
What does sausage-making have to do with United Methodism? Clay Andrew, first reserve clergy delegate to General Conference, explores the similarities.
Lay Delegate Jan Nelson, who will be attending her third General Conference session, is on a journey to create a church that is truly global and inclusive--and she's learned some valuable insights along the way.
Donna Pritchard writes that it's in our DNA as Methodists to want to make things work, and she shares her hope that we will find new opportunities to make things work at General Conference and beyond.
The youngest member of the OR-ID delegation demonstrates his commitment to the hard work of General Conference preparation--and reflects on his own hopes for the global church.
The UMC's Connectional Table and its Interim Operations Team have presented a restructuring proposal for The UMC that is certain to be one of the most controversial topics at General Conference. Reserve Delegate Norm Dyer offers his opinion on the proposed Center on Connectional Mission and Ministry.
April Hall Cutting marvels at the process that allows one tiny church to offer its voice for justice at the global gathering that is the General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
What do Lent and General Conference have in common? Laura Jaquith Bartlett, head of the Oregon-Idaho delegation, ponders the connections in the first of a regular series of GC blogs from OR-ID team members.