Our 2020 United Methodist General Conference has been postponed, and will not be held as scheduled from May 5-15 in Minneapolis. This means that the issues that we hoped would be decided during General Conference will be delayed. Our denominational rules require that a General Conference be held every four years, at the very least in order to adopt a budget for the next quadrennium (2021-2024).
The Commission on the General Conference will be working on rescheduling, which is no easy task. Nearly 700 delegates, plus staff, volunteers, and so on, come from literally all over the globe. This means convention and hotel facilities, travel arrangements, and all kinds of logistical stuff. It won’t be easy. Please stay tuned.