South Central Jurisdictional Conference 2022

  • Delegate Registration will open July 15, 2022
  • Delegate Registration will close September 30, 2022
  • Episcopal Committee: Arrive on Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Delegates arrive Tuesday after Noon, November 1, 2022

Marriott Westchase

2900 Briarpark Dr,
Houston, TX 77042

(713) 978-7400

Hotel Site


At the Hotel:
  • Republic – A Texas Grill
  • Republic Lounge
  • Starbucks
Next Door
  • Outback (Steakhouse)
  • Subway (Sandwiches)
  • Original Marini Empanadas (Argentinian)
  • Fornos Italy (Italian)
  • Marble Slab (Ice Cream)
  • Eggcellence Café & Bakery (Breakfast)
  • Wingstop (Chicken wings)
  • Thai Cottage Westheimer
  • La Madeleine (French Bakery)
  • Chili’s Bar & Grill (Tex-Mex)
  • Rio Ranch Restaurant (Steakhouse)
  • Great American Cookie (Bakery)
Less than a mile away
  • Pappas (Bar-B-Q)
  • Benihana (Chinese)
  • Yao Restaurant & Bar (Chinese)
  • Lava (Mediterranean)
  • Kasra (Persian Grill)
  • El Tiempo Cantina (Mexican)
  • Bistro Le Cep (French)
  • Churrasco’s (South American)
  • Blaze Pizza (Pizza)
  • Rudi Lechner’s (German)
Two Miles or More 
  • Black Rock Coffee Bar (Coffee Shop)
  • Ihop (Breakfast)
  • EatWell Bakery Cafe
  • Rudi Lechner’s (German)
  • Panera Bread (Cafe)
  • Cava (Mediterranean)
  • Dunkin (Donuts & more)
  • Pho Zen (Vietnamese)
  • Fogo de Chao (Brazilian Steakhouse)
  • Landry’s (Seafood)
  • Pappasito’s Cantina (Mexican)
  • Lucky Village (Chinese)
  • Pappadeaux Kitchen (Seafood)
  • Pappas Bros. (Steakhouse)
  • La Trattoria (Italian)
  • The Palm (Steakhouse)
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy (Italian)
  • Café Annie’s (American)
  • Tony’s (American)
  • Sbarro (Pizza)
  • Jungle Cafe & Bakery (Bakery)
  • Corner Bakery Cafe (Bakery)

Petitions for Legislative Changes to Jurisdictional Conference

Petition: A request to the Jurisdictional Conference for official action on a topic or issue, similar to a bill before the U.S. Congress. But not all petitions are intended to become law. A petition can suggest a change in the Book of Discipline, approval of a resolution or some course of action the denomination should take.

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Do You Know?  Jurisdictional Conferences

27. Article V.—The jurisdictional conferences shall have the following powers and duties and such others as may be conferred by the General Conferences:

1. To promote the evangelistic, educational, missionary, and benevolent interests of the Church and to provide for interests and institutions within their boundaries.48

2. To elect bishops and to cooperate in carrying out such plans for their support as may be determined by the General Conference.49

3. To establish and constitute jurisdictional conference boards as auxiliary to the general boards of the Church as the need may appear and to choose their representatives on the general boards in such manner as the General Conference may determine.

4. To determine the boundaries of their annual conferences, provided that there shall be no annual conference with a membership of fewer than fifty clergy in full connection, except by the consent of the General Conference.

5. To make rules and regulations for the administration of the work of the Church within the jurisdiction, subject to such powers as have been or shall be vested in the General Conference.50

6. To appoint a committee on appeals to hear and determine the appeal of a traveling preacher of that jurisdiction from the decision of a trial committee.


 United Methodist Book of Discipline 2016 | Section IV. Jurisdictional Conferences, 27. Article V.