The Central Conference

Outside the United States, annual conferences are organized in seven central conferences. The central conferences are composed of equal numbers of lay and clergy members. They connect annual conferences for common ministry, adapt regulations as the conditions in the respective regions may require, and elect bishops (Book of Discipline, ¶ 31) and fix their tenure.

The Central Conference shall convene within the year succeeding the General Conference.

The Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference covers 12 time zones and is composed of 15 countries, 10 annual conferences, and two episcopal areas.

The Eurasia Episcopal Area

The Eurasia Episcopal Area includes 8 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The episcopal area is organized in 5 annual conferences: The Central Russia Annual Conference, The Eastern Russia and Central Asia Provisional Annual Conference, The Northwest Russia and Belarus Provisional Annual Conference, The Southern Russia Provisional Annual Conference and the Ukraine and Moldova Provisional Annual Conference.

The Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area

The Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area includes 7 countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland Latvia, Lithuania Norway, Sweden. The episcopal area is organized in 5 annual conferences, in addition Latvia and Lithuania function as small provisional annual conference: The Denmark Annual Conference, The Estonia Annual Conference, The Finland Swedish Provisional Annual Conference (includes Sweden), the Finland Finnish Provisional Annual Conference and The Norway Annual Conference.