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Diversity Kitchen

Diversity Kitchen is a video series created in the hope that by brings people of different cultures together over the love of food and Jesus that further conversation and relationship-building can begin in our denomination and in our world. It is a place where we can open our homes up to people from different backgrounds so we can fellowship and learn about each other.

View Episode two now.

Learn more and find other episodes…

How-tos

In this video, learn how to forward email from one mailbox to another. This is perfect for Virginia Conference clergy who may have multiple email addresses but want to check their email in just one place.

Conference Podcasts

There are two new VAUMC podcasts. Both available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“The VAUMC Connection” is a series of standalone projects that will include news from the conference center and a collection of resources shared by the Connectional Ministries Office. Available on Spotify and Apple

“1000 Question Christian” is a weekly podcast where we ask clergy off-the-wall questions–anything from weird stories in the Bible to pastoral advice. The first episode is live now “Dinos, Donkeys, & Doubts.” Available on Spotify and Apple

Bright Spots - Videos to brighten your day

See all our Bright Spot videos either on the conference Facebook page or on our YouTube playlist.

Virtual Chapel Services at the UM Center

The Rev. Seungsoo “RJ” Jun, March 31, 2021
Zoom Link Passcode: ?QFXvT@6

Subscribe to Newsletters

e-Advocate: A weekly newsletter from the conference Communications Office. Click here to subscribe. The newsletter can also be printed out for homebound members or members without access to computers. More…

Beacon: A newsletter from Virginia Conference United Methodist Men. Click here to subscribe.

Post-Pandemic Digital Presence

Post-Pandemic Digital Presence

Have questions about how to use FM radio for drive-in worship services? More… 

 

As  clergy and church staff move churches back to in-person worship and a new normal following the pandemic, learn more about how churches can record worship, livestream, get proper licensing and more.

Here are resources from the Bi-District Communications team. More…

 

Learn more about video editing with United Methodist Communications. This training series focuses on iMovie, a tool accessible on Apple devices.  More…

 

VAUMC Self-Filming Best Practices

This pdf document contains steps and suggestions to assist you in filming yourself using your phone, iPad, tablet or computer.

Logos Library

Various conference logos and the denomination’s cross and flame logo are available here.

Communications Survey

In 2019, the Board of Communications and the Conference Communications Office conducted a survey of clergy and laity in Virginia to learn more about the conference communications tools usage. Valuable information was gathered to help to continue to improve conference communications. Click here for details (pdf).

Real Discipleship Survey

All churches in the Virginia Conference have access to the Real Discipleship Survey online. This system, designed by Phil Maynard of EMC3 Coaching, offers a way for churches to survey their members’ maturity on six dimensions of the discipleship journey. This service is offered to all VAUMC churches free of charge.

The survey measures: a life of worship, a life of hospitality, a life open to Jesus, a life of obeying Jesus, a life of service, and a life of generosity. Upon taking the survey, participants discover if they are exploring, beginning, growing, or maturing in each of those categories.

Instructions for:
Church Participants (pdf)
Pastors/Administrators (pdf)

To access the Real Discipleship Survey, please click here: www.discipleshipsurvey.com

For church use questions, please contact Maria Maxwell, Richmond District Developer, mariamaxwell@vaumc.org

For technical issues, please contact Amanda Landry, amanda@emc3coaching.com

Listen to new Connectional Ministries podcasts

There are new VAUMC podcasts. Both available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“The VAUMC Connection” is a series of standalone projects that will include news from the conference center, “The Audio Advocate” and a collection of resources and conversations shared by the Connectional Ministries Office. Available on Spotify and Apple.

“1000 Question Christian” is a weekly podcast where clergy are asked off-the-wall questions–anything from weird stories in the Bible to pastoral advice. The first episode, “Dinos, Donkeys, & Doubts,” is live now. Available on Spotify and Apple.

You are invited to join the Virginia Conference Resource Hub. This Facebook group has been created by the conference Board of Communications and the conference Communications Office with the goal of providing a space to share information and resources about various topics related to church communications, technology, discipleship, and more. This is a place where those who have questions and those with experience and answers can collaborate, assist, and equip one another. Join group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vaumcresourcehub

Media Library

Need photos for your social media or marketing campaigns? Access a number of pictures with United Methodist Communications Media Library. Learn more…