We are a Christ-led, spiritual breath of fresh air that changes the world!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus nec ligula tortor. Donec fermentum leo eu nulla aliquet porttitor. Vestibulum dictum id libero non ultricies. In at eros purus. Mauris pellentesque, eros eu malesuada imperdiet, enim arcu sollicitudin nisi, ac consequat sapien dolor quis dui. Adipiscing elit. Vivamus nec ligula tortor.

¶ 202. The Function of the Local Church – The church of Jesus Christ exists in and for the world. It is primarily at the level of the charge consisting of one or more local churches that the church encounters the world. The local church is a strategic base from which Christians move out to the structures of society.

The function of the local church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to help people to accept and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to live their daily lives in light of their relationship with God. Therefore, the local church is to minister to persons in the community where the church is located, to provide appropriate training and nurture to all, to cooperate in ministry with other local churches, to defend God’s creation and live as an ecologically responsible community, and to participate in the worldwide mission of the church, as minimal expectations of an authentic church.
(2016 Book of Discipline)

To this end, the West Virginia Annual Conference 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.

The Book of Discipline 2016 states that Connectional Ministries are to focus and guide the mission and ministry of the conference by:
  • envisioning the ministries necessary to live out the mission of the church in and through the annual conference;
  • creating and nurturing relationships and connections among the local, district, annual conference, and general church ministries;
  • providing encouragement, coordination, and support for the ministries of nurture, outreach, and witness in districts and congregations for the transformation of the world;
  • ensuring the alignment of the total resources of the annual conference to its mission;
  • developing and strengthening ethnic ministries, including ethnic local churches and concerns;
  • providing for advocacy and monitoring functions to ensure that the church is consistent with its stated values.