UMC General Conference 2012
Don’t miss a minute!!
If you’re interested in following along with what’s unfolding at the United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, FL April 24-May 4, the following links will be helpful:
The General Conference Agenda
Official Mobile Phone App for General Conference - United Methodist Communications is providing this for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android. It will allow you to track specific pieces of legislation, live stream some of the sessions, and see photos/articles.
Social Networking and RSS feeds - specifically, a Facebook page has been set up for General Conference
General Conference on YouTube
I’m a delegate to General Conference and leave for Tampa on Sunday. My responsibilities begin Monday morning and the Conference itself officially begins on Tuesday. I hope to post some reflections about the meeting and the life of the church; however, given the packed agenda, that may not happen. Next Step’s regular The View From Here bloggers will be posting so be sure to check back for them.
As you might expect, there will be tweets galore. I’ll be providing updates and prayer concerns so you can follow me – @KimsNextStep. There are also hashtags you can check for extended conversation and updates, particularly, #gc2012 and #umclead
I would greatly appreciate your prayers during this significant (but also stressful and often difficult) meeting. There has been a lot of discussion leading up to the gathering in Tampa, some positive, but a lot negative. We’re kidding ourselves if we think General Conference will solve all the problems in the UMC, or if we think any of our large institutional gatherings is what lies at the heart of what it means to be the Body of Christ. But General Conference still has it’s place, so I hope you’ll join me in fervent prayer for all those involved, that we would be able to discern the best way to connect with God’s unfolding kingdom (which, of course, will unfold regardless of the grand schemes we devise in Tampa).