UMC Mission and Connectional System

Today, the United Methodist denomination continues to be organized in a “connectional” system, which “enables us to carry out our mission in unity and strength” (Book of Discipline, ¶ 701). Every local church is linked to an interconnected network of organizations that join together in mission and ministry, allowing us to accomplish far more than anyone local church or person could alone.  Learn more.

For Prospect the connection is:

Global > US > Southeastern Jurisdiction > Virginia Conference > Farmville District > Brunswick Circle > Prospect Church

THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS TO MAKE
DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD.

 

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” (Matt. 28:18-20Matt. 22:36-40). This mission is achieved through vital congregations that equip and empower people to be disciples of Jesus Christ in their homes and communities around the world.

Our four areas of focus are:

  • Seeking Health and Wholeness for All
  • Overcoming Poverty Together
  • Making New Disciples in New Places
  • Leading Where God Calls

Learn more about the four focus areas.

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Mission Statement for the Virginia Conference

EQUIPPING LOCAL CHURCHES FOR MINISTRY AND PROVIDING A CONNECTION FOR THE MINISTRY BEYOND THE CHURCH.

Ministry Vision for the Virginia Conference

TO BE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST WHO ARE LIFELONG LEARNERS WHO INFLUENCE OTHERS TO SERVE.

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis

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2021 VA Annual Conference Theme

The theme for 2021 is “United as One” with the guiding Scripture of John 17:20-23 (NRSV).

“I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

Bishop Lewis shared that this Scripture shows Jesus praying for himself, his disciples, and for all believers.

“This Scripture shares the importance of us being One,” she said.

2021 Annual Conference Website 

 

 

Office of Connectional Ministries

The Office of Connectional Ministries serves as the centering point for the program ministry boards and agencies of the Virginia Conference to fulfill this mission. Through this office, supervision is provided for 6 ministry areas (Communications, Congregational Excellence, Inclusivity and Lay Leadership Excellence, Information Technology, Justice and Missional Excellence, and Ministries with Young People) to equip the local church for ministry and provide a connection beyond the local church for ministry.    Learn more from website.

 


 

 

 

 

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Vision of the Farmville District 

Being passionate about leadinglistening and loving all people to build up the Kingdom.

Ministry Vision for the Farmville District

TO BE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST WHO ARE LIFELONG LEARNERS WHO INFLUENCE OTHERS TO SERVE.

 

Rev. Jay Carey  District Superintendent (2021 Appointment)

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Connectional Circles (Learn more.)

The Farmville District is further organized by groups of churches referred to as a Connectional Circle with a designated leader. Prospect in part of the Brunswick Circle.

Leadership Connectional Circles  (July 2021)
Chairperson: Rev. Philip Hong—PhilipHong@vaumc.org
Co-District Lay Leader: Sue Mayo—BnSMayo@yahoo.com
Co-District Lay Leader: Geraldine Sanderson- GeraldineSanderson4@gmail.com
District Superintendent: Rev. James Carey—FarmvilleDS@vaumc.org
Mission Representative:  Rev. Michael Teixeira– MichaelTeixeira@vaumc.org

BRUNSWICK CIRCLE:
Leader: Rev. Gina DeJesus, GinaDeJesus@vaumc.org
  Brodnax Charge (Bethany, Brodnax),
  Lawrenceville UMC,
  Prospect UMC (Ebony)
  North Brunswick Charge (Antioch, Lebanon),
  Olive Branch UMC
  Rock UMC
  West Brunswick Charge (Bethel, Macedonia)

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