The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, May 10-20, 2016.
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years. The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy, and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.
The new logo for General Conference 2016 provides “an action-themed logo that ties to the roots of The United Methodist Church, a denomination striving to fulfill the Great Commission.”
Thirty percent of delegates in 2016 will be from Africa, 58.3 percent from the U.S., 4.6 percent from Europe, and 5.8 percent from the Philippines, with the remainder from the Concordat churches.