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Bright Spots - Videos to brighten your day

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



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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.

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:

For church use questions, please contact Maria Maxwell, Richmond District Developer,

For technical issues, please contact Amanda Landry,

Logos Library

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

Building and maintaining a relationship with virtual worshipers through email

Historically, the church has relied on discipleship and interpersonal evangelism supported by in-person worship. Everything changed with COVID-19. As the pandemic closed public gatherings, social media and streaming may have expanded your connections in sharing the gospel with new virtual worshipers.

Where do you go from here? How do you form lasting relationships with new people you’ve met only through a screen? Learn more from United Methodist Communications…

Media Library

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