Constitution & Bylaws (updated 2014)

Pastoral Consultation: Same-Gender Attraction, Relationships, Lifestyle resources

“A Church Worthy of Its Calling” – Phil Kniss (Sermon notes)
“A Church Worthy of Its Calling” – Phil Kniss (Soundcloud audio)
“Framing the Issue of ‘Forbearance’ and ‘Membership Guidelines'” – Panel Discussion (Soundcloud audio)
Panel notes – Harold Miller
Panel notes – Spencer Bradford
Devotional – David Mishler
“Six Christian Views of Homosexuality” – Nancy Heisey presentation
“Hopes, Challenges and Next Steps for VMC” – David Brubaker
“Leas’ Five Levels of Conflict” – David Brubaker

Denominational Resolutions:

Membership Guidelines
FAQs regarding the two resolutions on polity and practice

Conference Council documents:

Sustainability task force report

Embracing Faithfulness, Discerning Our Differences

VMC Delegates discussion of MC USA Healthcare Access Project

Congregational Life Commission documents:

Memory Garden Development & Policy

Faith & Life Commission documents:

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:


Mission and vision statement