2012 South Central Jurisdictional Conference Information

Date Posted: 3/9/2011

The South Central 2012 Jurisdictional Conference will be July 18-21 in Oklahoma City. The site will be the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. The nearby Bricktown area, a reconstructed old warehouse district is a vibrant entertainment area now. With a river walk, retail shops, and multiple eating establishments, it will provide ample food options for delegates and visitors to the conference.

The Oklahoma Area, led by Bishop Robert E. Hayes, Jr., will host the event.  A host committee, under the co-leadership of Rev. David Wilson of the OIMC, and Dr. Joseph Harris, of the Oklahoma Conference has been at work making plans for the conference. Business sessions will be in the Convention Center and worship services will be at St. Luke's UMC.  

The Jurisdictional Conference has twice the number of delegates from each Annual Conference as the delegates to the General Conference. Both numbers are lower for 2012 due to a large increase in Annual Conferences from Africa. Each Annual Conference in the Connection (whole church) is permitted a lay and a clergy delegate to General Conference. The new influx has sharply decreased the number of delegates allotted to the United States Conferences, as the top number of delegates must be under 1,000 to General Conference. The South Central Jurisdiction will have 40 fewer delegates than in 2008.

More information is available through the South Central Jurisdiction’s website.