Rules and Structure

Any gathering of people who seek to be in ministry together need common understanding about how they will operate.  The rules by which they live and work together are meant to provide a level consistent “playing field” upon which everyone can flourish and succeed to the glory of God’s kingdom.  To that end the Rules and Structure Committee reviews and recommends revisions, when necessary, to the rules and structure of the Indiana Annual Conference to best achieve the Conference mission and its disciplinary mandates.

As United Methodists, we are defined and directed for purposes of organization and procedure by the most recent edition of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church and by our Annual Conference rules updated and approved each year.

Click the link below for the most recent:

Rules and Structure Document APPROVED at Annual Conference 2023

For proposed changes to the Rules & Structure Document, please complete and submit this FORM. Deadline to submit:  March 7, 2024

Should you have any questions or for more information, please contact Rev. Paul Wagner of the Connectional Ministries Team by clicking here.


The Conference offices will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28.