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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

Methodist Congregations

Methodist denominations have an episcopal structure with Bishops overseeing a geographic area called a Conference. Conferences are split into Districts and headed by a District Superintendent.  Pastors are appointed by the Bishop of an area to serve five years at 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.

ARDA statistics and brief overview of Methodism: https://www.thearda.com/us-religion/group-profiles/families?F=92

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