We are the Arlington and Alexandria Districts of the United Methodist Church.
Often referred to as the Bi-District, the Arlington and Alexandria Districts work closely together sharing office space and even some staff. We are located at 3600 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Arlington and Alexandria are two of the 16 districts in the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Your Bi-District staff desires to come alongside the work of the local church in order to help you fulfill that mission.
Ministries & Missions
The Arlington and Alexandria Districts support a variety of missions and ministries throughout Northern Virginia and beyond. Be sure to check out all of these important organizations!
Next Level Innovations (NLI) is an investment in churches that have a recognized potential for reaching more people in their community and inviting them to become disciples of Jesus. These churches have healthy and coachable leadership (clergy and lay).
Bi-District Youth Ministry
The Bi-District Youth program is overseen by our Bi-District Youth Council (BDYC). Typically the BDYC puts on 3-4 events for students each year.
Neighborhood Seminary is a two-year non-credit theological education program open to lay persons aged 18 to 108 who have a desire to engage God’s mission in the world.
Lay Servant Ministries
The purpose of the Lay Servant Ministry is to empower laity to serve the Lord in the church. Lay Servants focus on communicating the Scriptures and their faith, providing basic skills in caring for others, and serve their churches/charges in leadership roles.
United Methodist Women
Arlington and Alexandria each have their own UMW website where details about their ministries may be found.
United Methodist Men
Arlington and Alexandria each have their own UMM website where details about their ministries may be found.