Mission Encounter

Mission Encounter

Contact Marilyn Blagg, Dean, at marilynblagg@hotmail.com, (540) 396-6127

THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE VIRGINIA CONFERENCE!That’s how this event has been described! Although its history began over 70 years ago by the then named Women’s Society of Christian Service, and known as the School of Christian Mission for most of that history, the newly named Mission Encounter is a cooperative event sponsored by the Virginia Conference Missional Ministries Board (formerly the Board of Global Ministry) and the Virginia Conference United Methodist Women This event offers a wonderful opportunity for your WHOLE CONGREGATION to come alive to mission, by participating in an exciting weekend mission education experience.  

If you have every wondered not just how we DO mission, where we are in mission, and most importantly why we are called to LIVE out missional lives as disciples of Jesus Christ, this is the event to attend!     

There are classes for adults where MEN, WOMEN, CLERGY AND LAITY alike come to learn and be involved in mission groups by choosing one class out of three choices- a spiritual growth study, geographical study, or social issue.

Each study helps us to understand God’s work in our world, and how we are involved as United Methodists. The whole event is designed to challenge us to be in mission as individuals in our personal life and in the life of our local churches. Meeting others involved in mission and sharing ideas and mission stories as well as meeting missionaries are highlights of the event. 

Participants are encouraged to share their new knowledge with their local church congregations.




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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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