The West Virginia Annual Conference is a Christ-led,
spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world!
Disaster Response, Volunteers in Mission, Ministries of Mercy and Transformation, Health Care and Advocacy; our Baptism covenant binds us together and informs us so that we may live into the Great Commission of Jesus Christ;
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
The information provided here offers young and old alike opportunities to connect with our West Virginia Conference Board of Global Ministries, Agencies, Mission partners, Missionaries, Justice and Advocacy Committee, United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men and more!
Board of Global Ministries
Board of Global Ministries is the Annual Conference Agency that is commissioned to connect the church in mission.
Volunteers in Mission
The UMVIM Motto is “Christian Love in Action” taken from 1 John 3:18, in which Christians are asked to love “not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”
Disaster response ministry demonstrates a core Christian value: caring for people affected by sudden emergencies.
The seven Mission Projects affiliated with the West Virginia Conference are one way we show the love of Christ in our communities. Emergency food and utility assistance, housing rehabilitation projects, thrift stores, and newborn layettes are a few examples of what these ministries do.
Parish development walks alongside local churches and parishes to aid in reshaping parish ministry.
Health & Welfare
Health and Welfare works with and promotes awareness of the following ministries:
Burlington UM Family Services
Golden Cross Sunday
Other Advance Specials
Our Annual Conference supports specialized ministries in the areas of:
Celebration of Mission Event
Health & Disabilities
Refugee & Immigration
West Virginia Council of Churches
Respecting the traditions of each denomination – while uniting to speak with one voice and to act with united hands – we carry the message of Christ’s church into the public arena.
Over the years, the West Virginia Council of Churches has been active in areas of social justice, health and economic issues, legislative issues and disaster response.
Our Annual Conference supports nine missionaries, including three Church and Community Workers who are assigned here in the conference.
Justice & Advocacy
The purpose of the Justice & Advocacy committee is to develop and promote programs on Christian social concerns within the bounds of the conference.
A list of special Sundays designated by the West Virginia Annual Conference.
CORR: Addresses issues around intercultural competency, and advocates for diversity across the Annual Conference;
CONAM: promotes Native American ministries around the Annual Conference and networks with the NEJ CONAM.
Ethnic Local Church Concerns: Keeping the vision of Ethnic local church concerns before the Annual Conference and providing guidance and resources.
United Methodist Women
For more than 150 years United Methodist Women have been dedicated to mission for women, children and youth around the world
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men as a whole are charged to declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life, to have spiritual growth of men through effective discipleship, and to model servant leadership of Christ in our daily lives.