Videos from the recent Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland in January are now available on YouTube. Now even those unable to attend the event will be able to see plenary speakers, panel discussions, and other events designed to provide information about the upcoming UMC General Conference. Videos range from approximately a half hour in length to almost an hour and a half
A complete playlist of videos is available.
Readers of this blog, however, may be most interested in one of the following sessions:
Revising the Social Principles (about plans to develop global Social Principles)
Proposals for a U.S. Central Conference
The Worldwide Nature of the Church (including discussions of a global Book of Discipline)
Restructuring Proposals (about general boards and agencies)