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Children’s Ministries

The Virginia Conference is rebuilding our resources in Children’s Ministries and looking forward to providing opportunities for Children’s Ministry Leaders in the coming year. Below our resources for Children’s Ministries.

Children’s Ministry 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

Recommended Resources for 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 (Safe Sanctuaries)
Visit the Safe Sanctuaries page

For more information, contact the Learning Ministries Office at (804) 521-1139, or email learning@vaumc.org

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