We are United Methodists who live, worship, and serve God in most of West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland.
Our vision is to be a Christ-led, spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world.
Our mission is to discover, develop, and deploy passionate spiritual leaders who make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
2020 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 4-7, 2020 on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Appointments and Assignment announcements are updated each Monday morning. Appointments don’t take effect until July 1, until otherwise noted.
Connectional Ministries consists of ministry teams with special focus on Communications, Evangelism & Congregational Development, Leadership Formation & Ministry Support, Youth & Outdoor Ministries, Global Ministries and Ethnic Ministries.
Your conference communications team is here to empower and equip West Virginia Conference United Methodists to share glory sightings of how lives are changed by God’s love.
Learn more about the central office and professional staff that coordinates and resources the mission and ministry of the annual conference.
The purpose of Covenant Council is to provide spiritual discernment and leadership for the annual conference.
You may explore employment opportunities in the West Virginia Conference here.
Generosity is an important quality of the people called United Methodist. How and why we give as United Methodists is explored here.
¶ 121. The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor, thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world. The fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world is the vision Scripture holds before us. The United Methodist Church affirms that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and the Lord of all. As we make disciples, we respect persons of all religious faiths and we defend religious freedom for all persons. Jesus’ words in Matthew provide the Church with our mission: “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” (28:19-20), and “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. . . .You must love your neighbor as you love yourself” (22:37, 39).
This mission is our grace-filled response to the Reign of God in the world announced by Jesus. God’s grace is active everywhere, at all times, carrying out this purpose as revealed in the Bible. It is expressed in God’s covenant with Abraham and Sarah, in the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, and in the ministry of the prophets. It is fully embodied in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is experienced in the ongoing creation of a new people by the Holy Spirit.
John Wesley, Phillip Otterbein, Jacob Albright, and our other spiritual forebears understood this mission in this way. Whenever United Methodism has had a clear sense of mission, God has used our Church to save persons, heal relationships, transform social structures, and spread scriptural holiness, thereby changing the world. In order to be truly alive, we embrace Jesus’ mandate to love God and to love our neighbor and to make disciples of all peoples.