We will elect both at-large and reserve lay members to the 2024 Annual Conference (June 20—22, 2024) in Hampton at the Mission Rivers District Conference this fall. Pastors and laity are urged to submit names for nomination to the District Office no later than November 17, 2023. If you are nominating someone else, please obtain their permission… Read more
In-Person These in-person classes will be Saturday, October 14 from 8:00am – 5:00pm at Ebenezer UMC, 161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford, VA 22554. Three classes will be offered: Fore more information about these classes see attached flyer.
Higher Education has always been a hallmark of the United Methodist Church. The value of resources for continued learning and higher education is fundamental to United Methodism. In keeping with our tradition of supporting higher learning, the Mission Rivers District (MRD) of the United Methodist Church has created a Student Scholarship Program. The program is… Read more
The Mission Rivers District offered an instructional Zoom Training Session on “How to create a narrative budget.” The training was Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. The video is available below, as well as the powerpoint discussed in the training. Narrative budgets are an important tool for communicating how financial stewardship connects with mission and ministry. Because numbers… Read more
BASIC + – Instructor Barbara Justis, CLM“This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged todiscover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance ofexercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritualpractices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable… Read more
Lay Servant Advanced Class: Leading Worship Zoom Online Course taught 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 (6:30pm – 9:00pm) Registration Closes on April 2. Required Books: Leading Worship: Taylor Burton-Edwards & Planning Worship: Taylor Burton-Edwards Instructor Tianna Durbin This 3 part 10- contact hour Advanced Lay Servant course is open to everyone, clergy and laity. The course counts… Read more