Mission – The mission of campus ministry in the Virginia Conference is that of the United Methodist Church: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Vision: “Campus Ministry invites and equips students to explore, engage and embody an active faith in God.”

The strength of our campus ministry is directly dependent on the effectiveness of our local boards. For this reason we consider board training and development essential to our mission. Campus ministers are members of the local boards and director’s of Wesley Foundations. They are expected to take the lead in guiding their boards through the basic responsibilities (side menu) and improving board effectiveness (top menu)

Purpose: To provide guidance and training for the UMC Virginia Annual Conference Campus Ministry Local Boards.

Local Board’s and Board Chairs should start with a review of the following pages on the left hand menu – these are “board basics:”

  • Board Responsibilities
  • Position Descriptions
  • Financial Management
  • Campus Ministry System
  • Board Reports

The pages on the top menu are designed to improve overall board effectiveness in the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing
  • Missions
  • Outreach
  • Personnel
  • Property Management

The resources and examples used on this site are compatible with those used by the Global Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of the United Methodist Church and the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (BHECM) of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

BHECM Handbook

  • The handbook provides guidelines and procedures for the effectiveness of campus ministry in the Virginia Conference. The resources on this site are compatible with handbook. (BHECM Handbook (2019)