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Children’s/Family Ministry

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. 

Resources

Virginia UMC Children’s/Family Ministry Leaders Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/309047554859165

Resources from the General Board of Discipleship:
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/equipping-leaders/children

Ministry with Children Monthly Newsletter:
https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/subscribe
Under “Email Newsletters” select Ministry with Children

Weekday Ministries with Young Children (PDF):
http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/gbod.org/legacy/kintera-files/childrens-ministries/WPMGuidelines-021414rev.pdf

Religious Exempt and Licensed Programs
For churches seeking to have a licensed program:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/child_care/licensed/child_day_centers/index.cgi
For churches seeking to have a religious-exempt program:
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/child_care/unlicensed/recdc/index.cgi

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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