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Updated General Conference 2020 Details and GBHEM Reports

In light of the global pandemic, the 2020 General Conference has been rescheduled for 2021. Exact dates remain under discussion. GBHEM will post conference updates here as they become available. All GBHEM-related quadrennium reports and proposed legislation are still available below.

Aerial view of Minneapolis city. (Photo by Nicole Geri on Unsplash)

The 2020 General Conference meets May 5-15 in Minneapolis. GBHEM has presented reports and legislation to be received and acted upon by the delegates. Reports about our ministries and work are posted here along with legislation submitted by our agency.

In addition to our own reports and legislation, GBHEM will be closely following votes and updates related to the future structure of the denomination. To better understand the plans up for discussion, review the UM News’ chart explaining the proposals for the future of The United Methodist Church.

Africa University Report (PDF)

Association of United Methodist Theological Schools Report (PDF)

Commission on Central Conference Theological Education Fund Report (PDF)

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Report (PDF)

Young Clergy Initiative Report 2019 (PDF)


GBHEM’s legislation will be distributed among six legislation committees, with most pieces being considered first by Ordained Ministry. Note: These petitions are drafts of what GBHEM submitted to General Conference. Any changes in the ADCA that are made by the General Conference to these petitions supersede these drafts.
ALL Petitions (PDF)

Advance Daily Christian Advocate: Higher Education/Superintendency Legislative Committee

GBHEM-Related Reports & Legislation

Advance Daily Christian Advocate: Ordained Ministry Legislative Committee

GBHEM-Related Reports & Legislation

2017-2020 Study of Ministry Commission Report

This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available. If you have any questions regarding GBHEM’s GC2020 agency reports or legislation, please contact us at

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