News and Information

News and Information

Find articles written by our District Superintendents, Lay Leaders, Staff, and more here. 

2018-2019 Making Disciples

2018-2019 Making Disciples

Your Church + Your District: Working Together to Make Disciples Look what we've been up to! Each year the Bi-District Staff creates reports for District Conference. Our Communications Coordinator then puts that together into an infographic in order to quickly show you...

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Volunteers Doing Good!

Volunteers Doing Good! As Christians and especially as Methodists we are challenged to “Do Good”. A simple enough concept and certainly something that we collectively and individually work to accomplish. We do it by supporting the work of various agencies (religious,...

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September Book Reviews

Two Books to Consider As I prepare to preach at this year’s District Conference, I have been delving deeply into the Book of First Corinthians. Out of the numerous commentaries I have consulted, two that I have found particularly helpful and insightful are: First...

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Afternoons Apart

Afternoons Apart

Afternoons Apart December 11 | March 31 | June 2 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd (2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, VA 22181) Your District Superintendents want to offer Arlington and Alexandria Clergy time apart from your regular...

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Small Church Checkup

Small Church Checkup

Small Church Checkup 2.0 THE SMALL CHURCH CHECKUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION. We hope to bring this event back in the spring. Contact Michelle Chaney for more information. Whether you came to Small Church Checkup last February or missed it, you...

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Pastor as Coach

Pastor as Coach

Pastor as Coach November 6 | Vine Church (Graham Rd.) 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As clergy, we are in a season we’ve not experienced before. A time in church history that challenges us to try new things, to take risks, to travel into uncharted waters. It will be tempting...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward As we start our Charge Conferences for this year, it is always helpful to focus on the theme.  This year, it is “Moving Forward in God’s Mission.”  It’s not (moving forward in) the United Methodist mission, nor the Virginia Conference mission,...

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August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Two Books to Ponder On the recommendation of Bishop Weaver to the Cabinet, I have been re-reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. There is tremendous insight and wisdom, much of which is apropos to our current circumstances, though the book was first translated...

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Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future

Leading into a New Future As I reflect back over four decades of ordained ministry, I cannot remember a time when it has been more apparent that we are moving into a time of significant changes in our beloved United Methodist Church. Plans are being devised; meetings...

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