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Partners in Ministry, 

The Serving Ministries at the Virginia United Methodist Conference is currently accepting applications for ministry organizations to be considered as Virginia Conference Advance Special. 

We believe that mission is essential to who we are as followers of Jesus Christ and our call to ministry here in the Virginia Annual Conference.  We are excited to be able help you and or your organization be the hands and feet of Christ all over the world in this way.   

One of my favorite Scriptures comes from the prophet Jeremiah 20:9. It says,  

“If I say, ‘I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name, then within me there is something like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.”

God has set a fire within you and the community you’re serving.  We are so glad you have not held in.  Thank you for sharing that fire with the world. 

Information of Conference Advance Specials can be found in paragraph 656 page 505 of the 2016 Book of Discipline.

If you are interested in qualifying as an Advance Special ministry group, please review the attached guidelines and complete the application by February 26, 2021, to be considered. 

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to qualify to receive additional funds for your ministry. Please contact Glenda Blackwell at 804-521-1138 if you have any questions.

In Christ, 

Rev. Justin A Hicks
Advance Special, Chair 
Missional Ministry Board

New Application Form https://forms.gle/opbv4upHBN67Kut19

Continuing Application Form https://forms.gle/r9u8t1JW8kCz46Vt9