General Conference Guidance Team

This is your McFarlin landing page to find out information and updates on the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. Check here to find news, commentary, FAQs, resources and more. This will be one of the primary communication pages for the McFarlin General Conference Guidance Team, whose mission is to strengthen the connection and unity of McFarlin by monitoring developments of and preparing the church to understand, manage, and respond constructively to the impact of decisions and developments by the General (worldwide) Conference of the United Methodist Church. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

General Conference Guidance Team and Senior Leadership Team

Joint Recommendation to the McFarlin Administrative Council

January 29, 2023

Considering the postponement of General Conference 2020 until May of 2024, the opening of an alternate Methodist denomination called the Global Methodist Church, and the decisions of some churches to consider disaffiliation and/or to disaffiliate, the McFarlin General Conference Guidance Team (GCGT) and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) recommends that McFarlin continue to focus on strengthening our unity and connection and on the steady continuance of our vital and robust ministries.  We further recommend that we choose to take no formal actions toward either discernment or disaffiliation at least until the completion of General Conference 2020 now scheduled for April 23-May 3, 2024.

Full Recommendation and Reasoning for Jan 29, 2023 Vote

Celebrating United Methodist Ministry Impact from 2022