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Book Study and Group Discussion

The VAUMC Office of Discipleship and Congregational Vitality is offering a book study and group discussion of the 25th Anniversary Revision of The Godbearing Life (Kenda Creasy Dean, Ron Foster, and Megan DeWald). The study will begin the week of Oct. 2 and will end the week of November 13.
If you are interested in taking part in this group discussion, please follow this link We will determine what time(s) and day(s) we will meet based on your availability.
Please contact Hannah Bryn ([email protected]) or Dwayne Stinson ([email protected]) if you have questions.

The Virginia Conference is rebuilding our resources for children’s/family ministry and looking forward to providing opportunities for children’s/family ministry leaders to connect in the coming year. 


Virginia UMC Children’s/Family Ministry Leaders Facebook Group

Resources from the General Board of Discipleship:

Ministry with Children Monthly Newsletter:
Under “Email Newsletters” select Ministry with Children

Weekday Ministries with Young Children (PDF):

Religious Exempt and Licensed Programs
For churches seeking to have a licensed program:
For churches seeking to have a religious-exempt program:

Minor Protection Policies (Safer Sanctuaries)
Visit the Safe Sanctuaries page

For more information, contact the Discipleship and Congregational Vitality Ministries Office at (804) 521-1139, or email [email protected]

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