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The Northern Virginia District supports over 150 clergy, men and women who are ordained and called to perform pastoral functions (relating to the spiritual care and guidance of a congregation). These clergy include local pastors and elders.

The Northern Virginia District is committed to resourcing and equipping clergy.

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Summer Learning

Summer learning sessions are designed to offer are an opportunity for clergy to connect, experience new learning and brainstorm ways to apply that learning to their congregation and Community. 

Charge Conference 2022

Schedule your 2022 Charge Conference, learn more about the process, and find the documents checklist on our Charge Conference page.

Clergy Meetings

District Clergy have 3 required Clergy Meetings per year to help equip them for ministry and offer opportunities for connection.

Resource Groups

Resource Groups are geographic groupings that will allow pastors to come together to consider how to network their church’s missions and ministries in ways that will richly bless the surrounding community and their congregation.

Resources for NoVa District Clergy

NoVa District Training Day

Saturday, January 20, 2024


NoVa District Training Day was Saturday, January 20. It was a joy to be back in person together and was awesome to connect virtually with so many. We learned A LOT and are excited to continue to improve this event. Missed Training Day? That's OK- our workshops are available until July 20, 2024 with a virtual ticket. Grab one today!


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Technological Education (Digital Ministry) CEUs

During this time of pandemic, we know that you have learned and gleaned new skills as a pastor. The Clergy Effectiveness team of the Board of Ordained Ministry would like to offer on behalf of. the creators, this document as a guideline for how to calculate online CEUs for this coming conference year. Many thanks to Rev. Joshua King, Mrs. Kim Johnson, Rev. Sean Devolites & Rev. Michelle Matthews for creating this document.  Let us know if you have any questions at clergyexcellence@vaumc.org.