The 12 committees review, sort and refine legislative proposals. No action is final until approved by the General Conference in plenary session.


CHURCH AND SOCIETY 1
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to the work and concerns of the General Board of Church and Society and the Social Principles.

CHURCH AND SOCIETY 2
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to “The Nurturing Community” and “The Social Community” sections of the Social Principles.

CONFERENCES
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to the composition and activities of General, jurisdictional, annual, provisional, missionary and district conferences.

DISCIPLESHIP
All petitions and resolutions relating to the work and concerns of Discipleship Ministries go to this committee.

FAITH AND ORDER
This committee receives all petitions relating to “Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task,” the “Ministry of All Christians,” and the meaning of ordination and conference membership.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to the work and concerns of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA), the General Board of
Pension and Health Benefits and the United Methodist Publishing House. The budget and report is submitted to this committee for study and review. After the Connectional Table presents its report to the General Conference for action, the committee presents its recommendations and may propose amendments.

GLOBAL MINISTRIES
All petitions and resolutions relating to the work and concerns of the General Board of Global Ministries go to this committee.

INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONS
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to commissions and ecumenical concerns. The commissions include Archives and History, Christian Unity and
Interreligious Concerns, Communications, Religion and Race, the Status and Role of Women, and United Methodist Men. Ecumenical concerns relate to the denomination’s membership in or relationship with the World Methodist Council, the World Council of Churches, other councils and consultations of churches, and the American Bible Society.

JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
All petitions and resolutions relating to judiciary concerns and investigations, trials and appeals go to this committee.

LOCAL CHURCH MINISTRY
This committee receives all petitions and resolutions relating to the organization of the local church and its membership, programs, boards, councils, commissions and committees. The committee also considers petitions relating to local church property.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND SUPERINTENDENCY
This newly combined committee receives all petitions and resolutions pertaining to higher education and ministry, which deals with petitions concerning seminaries, ordination and
clergy, and superintendency, which handles petitions concerning district superintendents and bishops.