Resources

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 a request to: RoanokeDistrict@vaumc.org.  

Annual Conference 2021


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 the protection of children, youth, and vulnerable adults

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

Communications

Crisis Communications - from Natural Disasters to Safety - help from VAUMC
Church Communications - Best Practices - from VA United Methodist Church
Church Management Software - 20 options and assessment tools
Social Media Platforms - how to choose what you need
VAUMC Advocate Archives - 2011 to 2019 
VAUMC Resource Hub - links to how-to's, logos, webinars, Advocate podcasts

Copyright


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
Before a Disaster Happens - VAUMC brochure

District Conference 2020  


Lay Leadership 

Lay Leader Training 2021 - Martha Stokes, VAUMC Lay Leader

Lay Speaking/Lay Servant Ministries 

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


Leadership Development 



Missions

Advance Catalog - Global Mission UMC opportunities/projects (large doc)
Rise Against Hunger - food packaging ministry
Society of St. Andrew - gleaning ministry
Pinnacle Living -- formerly Virginia United Methodist Homes
Samaritan Offering Story - Mary Opal Thomas

Parsonage


Annual Parsonage Review - 2021 (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

Botetourt County Quick Guide - Council of Community Services
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 - 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

Virginia Conference Business Office
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