Retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner wonders if The United Methodist Church is preparing for the aftermath of the two upcoming General Conferences. “Are we preparing for the General Conference to do nothing? For that matter, are we preparing for anything that the General Conference might do? The day after General Conference, will anyone be ready to help our individual local United Methodist congregations in Georgia or Texas or New Hampshire or Liberia to understand the actions of General Conference and to know what the next steps will be?” the retired bishop asks. He gives five suggestions on how we can prepared for “nothing” or for “anything” the General Conference might do. Read commentary.