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Conference Council

Mission: Virginia Mennonite Conference equips pastors, lay leaders, and congregants to support worship, mission, and service for Jesus Christ and to bring Good News to the world in which we live.

Vision: The Spirit of God enables Virginia Mennonite Conference to empower communities of faith to follow the way of Jesus Christ.

Constitution & Bylaws (updated 2014)

Congregations in Formation Procedures

VMC Taskforce Final Report 2013

District Report Form

Embracing Faithfulness, Discerning Our Differences

VMC Delegates discussion of MC USA Healthcare Access Project

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Congregational Life Commission:

Memory Garden Development & Policy

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Credentialing Resources

Credentialing Process Guide Sheet

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Credentialing forms:

Ministerial Leadership Information (MLI) inquiry form (external link)

Current MC USA and MC Canada credentialing, competencies and education document

Pastoral Training Form

Spouse response form (Typeable)

Spouse response form (Printable)

Special Ministries application

Code of Sexual Ethics for Ministers form

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Credentials Committee forms:

Oversight Leader Cover Sheet

Credentials Committee Members Response Form

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Delegate job description

Congregational delegate job description

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Denominational Resolutions and Resources:

Forbearance
Membership Guidelines
FAQs regarding the two resolutions on polity and practice

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Mennonite Church USA Resources page [external link]
Faith-formation resources curated by Anabaptists [external link]

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Faith & Life Commission:

Procedural Guidelines for Suspension of Ministerial Credentials in the Event of Conducting a Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

Virginia Mennonite Conference is participating in Mennonite Church USA discernment processes with multiple issues facing the church including human sexuality. Find a list of current resources here.

Prior statements on human sexuality include:

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Statement on the Death Penalty by Virginia Council of Churches (signed by Conference leaders and pastors)

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Finances, Salary, and Tax Guidelines

Congregational Financial Forwardings Sheet

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Salary and Benefit Guidelines

Guidelines for pastors’ salaries and benefits [external link]
Salary computation software [external link]
Corinthian Plan [external link]
Is your congregation eligible for this tax credit? [external link]

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Grants

Ministry Training Trust Funds
Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC) is pleased to offer financial assistance for ministers seeking financial assistance for education and training as they prepare for, or are involved in, Christian ministry, including pastors, congregational lay leaders, missionaries, and post-high youth sensing a call to Christian ministry. Funds are provided through several Ministry Training Trust Funds (MTTF) grants established by former VMC church leaders and/or their families. MTTF grant provisions require that applicants be active members of a Virginia Mennonite Conference congregation. Please click on the link below for an application form; instructions for applying are on the form.

MTTF application form (DOC)

MTTF application form (PDF)

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Church Worker Assistance Program
A grant for licensed counseling services available to eligible church or agency workers, dependent on funding available through an endowment managed by Virginia Mennonite Conference. Prerequisite: Applicants must have membership in a VMC congregation or serve with a VMC-related agency. Read more about the CWA program.

CWA application

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Retired Church Worker Aid and Enrichment Fund:
A program to provide some financial assistance for eligible retired church, agency or mission workers, or their surviving spouse, due to financial hardship for either aid or enrichment purposes.

Retired Church Workers’ Aid and Enrichment Fund application

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Policies:

Leadership Handbook (with Appendices)

Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure

Procedural Guidelines for Suspension of Ministerial Credentials in the Event of Conducting a Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony

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Ministerial Complaints:

Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure

Constitution & Bylaws (updated 2014)

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Reporting and Review Forms

Overseers’ quarterly report form

District report form

Biennial Review Form for Special Ministries

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Reports & Statistics booklets

2016-2017

2015-2016