Select Page


Who we are: Connected People of God

At our best, we are the spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church.


In the Virginia Conference, we are:

875 churches

261,484 members

2,230 clergy


Our domestic and international mission reaches over 1,400,000 people.

Together, our mission and ministry is how we #BeUMC. 


image of 3 newspaper stands with News title in foreground

Latest news from the conference and around the global denomination

Registration now open for Post General Conference Panel Discussion. Learn More…

Virginia Conference Announces Newest Staff Member, Rev. Dr. Jason Stanley. Learn More…

April 2024 Projected Appointments. Learn More…

Ministry innovation is focus of upcoming appointment to New Town UMC, campus ministry. Read more…

Apr. 4— Bishop Sue addresses disinformation in UMC ahead of postponed 2020 General Conference scheduled for end of April 2024. Read more…

Information related to 2024 Clergy Appointments. Read more…

UMC Bishops call for Ceasefire in Gaza. Read more…

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Appointive Cabinet announce Guiding Principles for UMC Clergy and Disaffiliated ChurchesRead more…

Resources: Featured resources of the month.

General Conference 2024

After a four-year delay, the 2020 General Conference will take place April 23-May 3, 2024 in Charlotte, NC. Learn more…
Resources: Featured resources of the month.

Annual Conference 2024

The 2024 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 20-22 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Learn more…
Resources: Featured resources of the month.

New Series Focuses on UMC Future

The first episode of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson’s new web series “Strength for Today. A Bright Hope For Tomorrow // God’s vision for the next chapter of the United Methodist Church” is out now.  This is a video  and podcast series where Bishop Sue talks about various topics with leaders from around the UMC and will be available every Sunday until Advent.  In the first episode, Bishop Sue talks to Bishop Ken Carter from the Western North Carolina Conference. Read more…

Annual Conference 2023 logo for the Virginia Conference UMC
‘Next Steps’ in VAUMC disaffiliations result in creation of Bridge Churches. Learn more…
Resources: Featured resources of the month.

VAUMC shares local church status following last Special Called Annual Conference related to disaffiliation, Paragraph 2553

The Virginia Annual Conference held four Special Called sessions from 2022 to 2023 for churches who followed the disaffiliation process outlined in Paragraph 2553 from the Book of Discipline to be considered for ratification by the Annual Conference body. As a result, 227 local churches disaffiliated from the conference during this time. Read more…
United Methodist Disaffiliation: News releases and more information available.

Have questions about disaffiliation?

Get the latest news concerning the further postponed General Conference session from 2022 to 2024 as well as disaffiliation in The United Methodist Church.
need help? resources for communication technology

Need communication technology help?

Our team of communications experts from around the conference can assist you with questions about general communications, live streaming, social media, and video production. Fill out the support form.
Church in Ukraine mostly destroyed but with tower standing.

Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months for United Methodist local churches or United Methodist-related agencies/institutions. Learn more…

Need Resources?

Start your search with the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the page or take a look at commonly asked for resources at the Resources page.
Get Started
hands together in group huddle, Need Resources heading
Translate »