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The District Alignment Team (DAT) was formed in 2020 with Bishop Lewis to discern, “How can districts most effectively order themselves for the adaptive challenges of the 21st century?” Through the team, we are doing bold and prayerful work – work that builds upon the collective vision of the Virginia Conference which is “to be disciples who are lifelong learners who influence others to serve.” And as you recall, this vision is rooted in the larger mission of The United Methodist Church which is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Below you will see a comprehensive update on the work of the team and details about our first steps toward a new future. Learn more…