Documents & Resources

Conference Council

Mission: Virginia Mennonite Conference equips pastors, lay leaders, and congregants for worship and service, and to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to neighbors near and far.

Vision: God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world.

Constitution & Bylaws Updated 2014

Constitution & Bylaws (Spanish)

Congregations in Formation Procedures

2020 Reports & Statistics Book

Proposed VMC Strategic Plan (July 2020)

Next Steps in the Strategic Planning Process (2020)

Race Explanation Essay to Conference Council (2020)

Race Relations Letter (2020)

Faith & Life Commission

Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective

VMC Ministerial Misconduct and Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedure (2019)

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

Forbearance Resolution (2015)

Membership Guidelines Resolution (2015)

FAQs regarding the two resolutions on polity and practice (2015)

Procedural Guidelines for Suspension of Ministerial Credentials in the Event of Conducting a Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony (2013)

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

Credentialing

Credentialing Process Guide Sheet

Credentialing forms:

Ministerial Leadership Information (MLI) inquiry form

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

Core Credentialing Competencies and Education Grid

Credentials Committee forms:

Code of Sexual Ethics for Ministers form

Special Ministries application

Oversight Leader Cover Sheet

Credentials Committee Members Response Form

Grants

Ministry Training Trust Funds Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC) is pleased to offer financial assistance for ministers in Virginia Mennonite Conference seeking financial assistance for education and training from a qualified and certified institution. Recipients may include pastors, congregational lay leaders, mission workers, post-high youth sensing a call to Christian ministry, and others. Funds are provided through several Ministry Training Trust Funds (MTTF) grants established by former VMC church leaders and/or their families. Following the parameters of the designated endowment fund that confers this grant, the MTTF grant requires 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

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 and the approval process must be done in advance of services being rendered.

CWA application

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

Historic Reports

VMC Taskforce for Financial Sustainability Report (2013)

VMC Delegates discussion of MC USA Healthcare Access Project (2008)

Embracing Faithfulness, Discerning Our Differences (2004)

Mennonite Church USA Resources

Mennonite Church USA Resources

Mennonite Church USA Bylaws

Faith-formation resources curated by Anabaptists

Policies

Leadership Handbook (with Appendices)

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

Report Book

2019 Reports and Statistics Book

2020 Reports and Statistics Book

Strategic Plan

Proposed VMC Strategic Plan (July 2020)

Next Steps in the Strategic Planning Process

Race Relations in VMC

Race Explanation Essay to Conference Council

Race Relations Letter