The South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church covers eight states, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are twelve Annual Conferences in this Jurisdiction, supervised by ten Episcopal leaders.
The Jurisdiction owns three institutions, Southern Methodist University, including Perkins School of Theology, Lydia Patterson Institute, a school for mainly Hispanic children, located in El Paso, TX, and Mt. Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center in Fayetteville, AR. Another United Methodist seminary in the Jurisdiction is Saint Paul School of Theology.
The Jurisdictional Conference meets every four years and between those sessions is governed by a Mission Council consisting of a representative from each Annual Conference. The day to day administration of the Mission Council is performed by an Executive Director, elected by the Council.