Tag Archive: GC2016

Principles approved to guide 2016 GC budget work

Members of the Connectional Table and the General Council on Finance and Administration established principles that will guide preparation of general church apportionment proposals to the 2016 General Conference.

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General Conference 2016 delegates allotted, with U.S. at 58.3 and Africa at 30 percent

The secretary of the General Conference, the Rev. L. Fitzgerald Reist, released today a list of numbers of delegates by annual conferences. Secretaries of each annual conference were previously notified how many delegates their own conference would have.

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2016 General Conference to see drop in delegates

The Commission on the 2016 General Conference voted to set the target number of delegates at 850 — the first significant drop in delegates since 1968.

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Can we get a 20-percent-off coupon for General Conference?

Some of the expense is unavoidable — the result of the increasing globalization of United Methodism, which has been a good thing, to be sure. The Rev. C. Chappell Temple proposes three short-term options to cut costs.

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A Commentary: May You Fare Well Until 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon

  It is time to say “farewell”. I look around.  Sitting in the Pressroom, I see reporters typing their final reports in an intense motion. We are trying to capture every last minute action being taken on the floor.  The General Commission on Finance and Administration reports were presented this morning. I look back.  What …

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