The Daily Christian Advocate (DCA) is published for delegates to the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Advance Edition, which is produced and shipped to delegates well before the conference convenes, contains three volumes.
- Volume One is the handbook for the delegates.
- Volume Two contains reports from the general agencies and study commissions along with legislative proposals from agencies, annual conferences, United Methodist groups, local churches, and individuals. The material is organized according to the legislative committee to which it is assigned.
- Volume Three contains quadrennial financial reports compiled by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA).
Volume 1 – HANDBOOK FOR DELEGATES
The Handbook is your guide to General Conference 2012 in Tampa, Florida. It includes the schedule, maps of the convention center, an alphabetical list of delegates and conference delegations, seating and meeting room assignments, diagrams of the legislative process and parliamentary procedures, and the Proposed Plan of Organization and Rules of Order.
The Handbook also includes membership lists of the Council of Bishops, Judicial Council, Connectional Table, and the Commission on the General Conference.
The Commission on the General Conference authorizes all issues of the DCA. They are printed and distributed by The United Methodist Publishing House.