Posts from November 2016

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2016 Spring Retreat

by Kim Johnson

I was glad that I attended the Bi-District youth spring retreat because I was given an opportunity to lead a group and teach them more about God and what he does for us when we aren’t looking. I was able to help people to a better path towards God. The message was not boring but […]

Bowling Lock-In 2016

by Kim Johnson

The bowling lock-in was a fun way to learn and grow closer to God and meet and connect with old and new friends. In the beginning we played fun games followed by great worship music and an interesting message. After midnight we did a lot of cosmic bowling along with music upon request and a […]

Ministry in a World of Division

by Kim Johnson

Just as I have loved you, so you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.—John 13:34-35 I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they […]

Lay Leadership 101

by Kim Johnson

Recently, I was blessed to attend an outstanding conference and retreat on Ethical Leadership. One could say, “How appropriate a time for this kind of subject matter!” Or another might add, “Isn’t all leadership ethical?” I’ll stay away from the political implications and just share some thoughts that are applicable to any of our lay […]

Courageous Leadership

by Kim Johnson

This charge conference season I am blessed to travel to each of the fifty churches in the District, hearing how you are discerning God’s will for your congregation in this next season of your life together. I don’t know what has changed, but something is different about charge conferences this year. I have been inspired […]

Welcome Kim Johnson

by Kim Johnson

The Bi-District is excited to welcome Kim Johnson as our new Communications Coordinator. Kim is a communications professional with 15 years of experience in print and digital media. Kim grew up in Richmond, VA and attended Mary Washington College. She has a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary and has previously […]

Hurricane Matthew Relief

by Kim Johnson

Here is the latest from the Virginia Conference Disaster Recovery ministry: Patty Bryant House Blessing On December 17, a Saturday, we will gather in Evergreen to celebrate the completion of a new house for Patty Bryant, whose father was killed in the February tornado and who lost her home and greenhouse in the storm. What a […]