Latest News

Learning and Equipping Ministries

30 ON THURSDAY

Valley Ridge District 30 on Thursday, a 30-minute Zoom gathering for clergy and laity from 9 AM - 9:30 AM focusing on innovative ministry in our district.  Contact DaleWhite@vaumc.org for the Zoom link.  CLICK HERE for all the dates and topics.


30 ON THURSDAY RECORDINGS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH PODCASTS WITH REV. TAYLOR MERTIN

CLICK HERE TO WATCH STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH REV. JENNIFER FLETCHER AND DON WITT

CLICK HERE FOR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH GO PANTRY WITH WON UN


                                       LOCAL CHURCH EVENTS

May 17 - 18   

the work of the people “ rethinking church culture" (Blacksburg UMC edges campus, Blacksburg)  the work of the people "rethinking church culture," bumc edges campus, 706 harding avenue, Blacksburg, VA 23060. the work of the people “rethinking church culture" is a workshop for your church leadership to better develop and understand your community's DNA. are you looking to reach new folks in your community? is your church as open and welcoming as you'd like it to be?  do you know your why?  held at the edges campus of blacksburg umc, this workshop is designed for churches who want to rethink their culture and look for new ways to meaningfully attract and connect with their broader community. 

register and get more info here


TRAINING VIDEOS FOR LOCAL CHURCH COMMITTEES


Conference lay leader Martha Stokes helps guide lay members through Nominations and Leadership Development at their local church.  CLICK HERE to view.


Conference Trustees president Kathy Lutman Stokes helps guide lay members stepping into the Trustee role at their local church about the position and best practices. CLICK HERE to view.



                                                                    

                                                                        ONGOING TRAINING

UMC Training Center offers online training opportunities that include instruction on website creation, worship, digital media, welcoming ministry, communication, and more. CLICK HERE to view the many training resources available.

See All the People: Discipleship Ministries Teaching Series: This free, three-part video teaching series is designed to communicate the basic principles of discipleship and the See All the People movement. CLICK HERE for more.

Lay Servant and Lay Speaker training are available online, on-demand. For more information, CLICK HERE.




Posted: May 9, 2024
View All Articles