2024 North Central Jurisdiction Conference

July 10-13, 2024

The Convention Center at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
1201 N. West Avenue Sioux Falls, SD   57104

The 2024 NCJ Host Committee, the NCJ Mission Council, and the 2024 NCJ Design Team after planning for many months for an enlightening, engaging, empowering, and collaborative conference, we’re excited to have hosted you for the last few days.

Questions about the NCJ Conference  may be sent to Diane Brown, NCJ Secretary, at ncjsecretary@gmail.com.

The list of items below are many of the revelant video worship services and teaching pressentations during the conference.  Much more information will be found in the 2024 Journal of the NCJ which will be published soon.

Conference Theme

Lift Every Voice

We are called to love our neighbor and just as God loves us. As followers of Jesus, we share in the love of God, through deepening spiritual life, the practices of radical hospitality and compassionate justice, as we seek to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in ways that embody the love of God in community where all people are welcome, valued and nurtured without bigotry, hatreds and judgment.

Conference Scripture

Romans 12:9-16, CEB

Love should be shown without pretending. Hate evil, and hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other like the members of your family. Be the best at showing honor to each other. 11 Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic—be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord! 12 Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of God’s people, and welcome strangers into your home. 14 Bless people who harass you—bless and don’t curse them. 15 Be happy with those who are happy, and cry with those who are crying. 16 Consider everyone as equal, and don’t think that you’re better than anyone else. Instead, associate with people who have no status. Don’t think that you’re so smart.

View Videos from NCJ 2024 Select videos are below

Video materials used during conference can be found by Clicking Here

View still pictures on Flickr by Clicking Here 

Opening Worship Sermon

I’ve Got A Confession to Make

Bishop Lanette Plambeck

Dr. Ashley Boggan: Wesleyan heritage, Three Simple Rules and Addressing Racism in our Wesleyan Ways

UMC General Secretary of the Commission of Archives and History: A Call to United Methodist Renewal

Thursday Morning Worship: Bishop Julius Trimble

Dr. Ashley Boggan & Rev.Dr. Paul Chilcote

Lunch n Learn: "Regionalization" Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner , George Howard

Lunch and Learn "Community Development" Courtney Ball Founder of Matthew 25

Lunch and Learn "Practical Church Leadership" Dr. Alisha Vincent

How to Teach: Learning Through Spiritual Practices...Dr. Chilcote and Rev. Tyler Sit

Episcopal Address: Bishop Frank Beard

Bishop Beard’s address is entitled “The Battle is the Lord’s”

Bishop Trimble Retirement Video

Bishop Palmer Retirement Video

Retirement service: Sermon Bishop Daniel Schwerin

Saturday Worship Sermon: Bishop Gregory Palmer

NCJ Advance Journal Vol 2

Reaad the complet Volume 2 of Advance Journal by Clicking Here

Committee on Nominations Report

The 2024 Committee on Nominations Report may be read by Clicking Here

A chat with Dr. Ashley Boggan

Serena Acker, director of communications for the Indiana Conference of the UMC, chats with Dr. Ashley Boggan, General Secretary of the Commission on Archives and History. Dr. Boggan, a Wesley scholar and professor, presented on Wednesday and Thursday at the 2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference of The UMC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

January 23, 2024 Special Session: Press Release

As a result of a Special Session of NCJ there will be two new episcopal areas and no anticipated episcopal elections in July of 2024.

Read Details by CLICKING HERE

Building The Beloved Community

Read the Covenant to Build A Beloved Community adopted in 2021

White Nationalism /Christian Nationalism

Bishop Bard and Bishop Tremble led a shortened session about White Supremacy and Christian Nationalism. Shortening their presentation required them to delete a third video segment with Shara Ruble, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Programs and Accreditation in Provost's Office and Professor in Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Below are links to the presentation at NCJ 2022 with two video segments. There are some questions for discussion and reflection for the first segment.

Preliminary materials and readings

Definitions and useful materials

Watch Bishop Bard and Bishop Tremble presentation.

Questions following first segment of presentation

Watch the Shara Ruble presentation

Questions following Sara Ruble presentation


Paul Perez and Anetra Jones report on Anti-Racism work through out the North Central Jurisdiction.

Watch the report on Anti-Racism work.


Following the called session of the NCJ Conference in 2021, the Mission Council was charged with creating teaching exercises to highlight the effects of Homophobia, Transphobia and Heterosexism on the United Methodist Church. This segment and the two that follow are the results of those efforts. We encourage you to watch them and lead discussions in your context. Watch Segment 1 Here After watching the video reflect on the following After viewing Angie's presentation, consider these Questions For Reflection.
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