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Advance Special Invitation Letter

Partners in Ministry, 

The Serving Ministries at the Virginia United Methodist Conference is 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 at the Virginia Annual Conference.  We are excited to be able to 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 anymore 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 on 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 March 1, 2023, to be considered. 

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to qualify for additional funds for your ministry.

Please contact Serving Ministries Office at [email protected] or 804-521-1138 if you have any questions.


In Christ, 

Rev. Justin A Hicks

Advance Special, Chair 

Missional Ministry Board


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