General Conference | April 23- May 3 Charlotte, North Carolina

General Conference is comprised of United Methodist clergy and lay leaders who are elected from annual, missionary and provisional conferences around the world. This representative body is the only one that can set official policy and speak for the denomination. General Conference gathers for a 10-day meeting every four years.

Below you will find videos and resources on what The General Conference is and how you can be involved.

You can also visit these websites for more information:


Video Resources


Help North Carolina Welcome the World- Volunteer at General Conference

You are invited to serve as part of our Welcome Team during General Conference and offer gracious hospitality to our guests.

We have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ and create a holy space where spirits can be nurtured. This will foster a welcoming environment and support delegates as they come together in worship, discernment, and holy conferencing on behalf of The United Methodist Church.

Serving at General Conference, you will have the opportunity to participate in the connectional nature of the church, to meet new people, and to live into your commitment to support The UMC with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

What a wonderful way to extend the love of Christ to all! Come extend God’s hospitality to those from around the world gathering for the General Conference. Thank you for your partnership in this important work.

Visit to learn more and to sign up to serve.