Forms and other documents available for download from our website are listed below. All downloadable documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Some are available in MicroSoft Word format (where indicated) by e-mailing request to:  

Builder's Club

The Roanoke District Builder's Club is to help build, expand, and renovate church facilities in our District.

Children & Youth / Next Generation

Safe Sanctuaries Update - How Safe is Your Church? - May 2021
Safe Sanctuaries - sample policies, upcoming training, resources for protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults
Religious Exempt Child Care Programs - State of Virginia law now allows surprise inspections on religious exempt child care programs. Their purpose is to check records, safety or anything related to being in compliance with Virginia State Code (See highlighted area on page 40)

Churches (Miscellaneous Documents)

Dementia & the Church Webinars - from UMC Discipleship Ministries
Local Church Resource Guide -- products & services vetted by GCFA
Me Too Toolkit - resources from General Commission on the Status and Role of Women


Crisis Communications - from Natural Disasters to Safety - help from VAUMC
Church Management Software - 20 options and assessment tools
Social Media Platforms - how to choose what you need
VAUMC Advocate Archives - 2011 to 2019 


Covenant Relationships

Disaster Response

Disaster Ready Congregations - Connecting Neighbors Training Powerpoint from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
Disaster Response - Church Handbook for Natural Disasters & Extreme Weather

District Conference 2020  (held 11-15-20 via Zoom) 

District Conference 2020 Book of Reports - (note: this is a large document and will take a while to upload) 

General Conference 2020 - (moved to Aug 29 - Sept 6, 2022)


General Conference 2019

Lay Leadership

Lay Leader Handout - Martha Stokes

Lay Servant Ministries (including Lay Speaking)

Lay Speaker Record Form (Keep track of your Lay Speaking Courses)


Advance Catalog - Global Mission UMC opportunities/projects (large doc)
Henry Fork Service Center  - UM Mission in the Danville District   
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) - food packaging ministry
Society of St. Andrew - gleaning ministry
Pinnacle Living -- formerly Virginia United Methodist Homes
Samaritan Offering Story - Mary Opal Thomas


2020 Parsonage Review Letter-to S/PRCs and Trustee Chairs  
Annual Parsonage Review - 2020 (MSWord available)
Parsonage Inventory (MSWord available)

Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Prayer Wall on Facebook - for laity and clergy to share prayers
September 30 Days of Anti Racism Prayer - General Commission on Religion and Race
Actions and resources to end racism - from the United Methodist Church
Resources - from the Virginia UMC Conference

Stand Against Racism GRANT - this $50 grant, from the Roanoke District Common Table, can be used by churches toward the creation of signage that sends a message of denouncing racism. Contact the District Office to apply:

Botetourt County Quick Guide - Council of Community Services
2018 Giles County Resource Guide - NRV Community Services
Montgomery County Quick Guide - Council of Community Services
New River Locations -- New River Community Action
Blue Ridge Independent Living 2021 brochure - Covid questions - Blue Ridge Independent Living (Roanoke) 
Assisted Living Information for Families - Assisted Living Research Institute

Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee (S/PPRC)

Appointment Making Preference Form 2020-21.  PDF  WORD 
Staff/Parish Relations Video for 2019 - from Bishop Lewis
Employment Requirements during Covid - DS Email.  Law details.  
S/PPR Committee Training Powerpoint 11-2019

Treasurer/Finance Committee

How to Pay Apportionments in 2019 - David Dommisse, Conference Treasurer 
Finance & Fraud Training 2-23-2021 - David Dommisse, Conference Treasurer
Why Statistics are Important - local church statistics
Dollars & Sense - VAUMC News from the Business Office

United Methodist Connections

E-Advocate - VA UMC News
Virginia Chapter PAUMCS (Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional  Structure)
ARMS - Assoc of Retired UM Ministers and Spouses - newsletters and more
United Methodist Archives and History -- link to resources at