Bi-District Initiative

District Initiative Plan Announced by Bishop and Appointive Cabinet 

Beginning October 1, each of the eight District Superintendents will convene a workgroup from their districts to integrate the two districts into one. This planning will be a collaborative effort of the Cabinet and District Leadership. It will be anchored in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, as we equip disciples who are life-long learners who influence others to serve. By centering this critical work at the district level, it will engage people who are experts on the geography, ministries, and missional needs of their communities.    CLICK HERE to read the entire announcement.

Roanoke/Staunton District Initiative Team

Roanoke/Staunton District Superintendent, Rev. Doug Forrester, has convened a workgroup with leaders from each district to integrate the two districts into something new.  This District Initiative Team (DIT) meets regularly and is collaborating on a new structure, centered on supporting clergy and laity while understanding the geography, ministries, and missional needs of our communities and our core mission to make disciples for Christ.  CLICK HERE to view the DIT Team members.   May we all be in prayer for the workgroup and ask for God's guidance and wisdom to be with them.

Minutes of the District Initiative Team meeting are available:
Listening Posts by Zoom

Your feedback is important to the process and a series of Listening Posts have been scheduled for clergy and lay leaders to receive updates and give input.  More information on these listening posts will be shared by email to clergy and local church lay leaders.  

On Monday, November 1, 2021, all Roanoke and Staunton District Clergy and Local Church Lay Leaders were invited to participate in the first Listening Posts.  Other opportunities are being scheduled and will be shared when confirmed.  Check back for more details.

Other Resources

Job Description of Staunton District Director of Congregational Excellence