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Denominations

Short profiles of Christian denominations in the U.S.

Overview

Methodist denominations have an episcopal structure with Bishops overseeing a geographic area called a Conference split into Districts headed by a District Superintendent.  Pastors are appointed by the Bishop of an area to a specific church.  Church delegates gather for annual meetings for their Conference and at some regularly appointed time for a General Conference.  Bishops are elected by the currently sitting Bishops.

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Note

All quotations are taken from the denomination's website unless otherwise noted.