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District Training Day – January 13!

Come and celebrate the start of a new year with a day of Worship, Fellowship and Education! Come for just the morning, just the afternoon or the whole day! Classes will include S/PPR Training, Church Finance 101, Safe Sanctuaries, Simplified Accountability Structure, How to Build a Youth Ministry, Growing Your Social Media, First Aid and…
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District Conference 2023

The District Conference 2023 will be held virtually on December 4. Please contact the District Office or your Church Office for more information.

Call for Nominations for AC 2024

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…
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Lay Servant Training

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.

Lay Servant Advanced Class: Polity

This online class will be held on three Monday nights: 9/25, 10/2, 10/16from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. It will be taught by Lauren Leggett. For more information about this class, see attached flyer.

DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

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…
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Narrative Budget Training

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…
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Spring 2023 Basic+, Leading Public Prayer, Called to Preach Online Classes Offered

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…
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Spring 2023 Leading Worship Online Training

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…
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