The Common Table is a circle of spiritual leadership empowered by the Virginia Annual Conference to coordinate and prioritize the ministries and resources of the Conference. The Common Table meets in open session at least quarterly. It reports annually to the members of the Virginia Conference and offers recommendations for the goals of the Conference for the coming year(s).
The Common Table is a catalyst for the creative and cooperative functioning of the boards and agencies of the Annual Conference.
The Common Table determines the number of persons who are employed as Conference program staff, and the functions that are assigned to each staff member.
The Common Table interprets, engages and advances the vision of the Virginia Annual Conference, as well as the mandates of The Book of Discipline, to benefit both the ministry of the local churches and the connectional ministry of the Annual Conference.