Provisional Members

Provisional Membership Handbook (pdf)

Provisional Residency Events
Registration links and schedules will be posted below, when available
Year 1 Provisional Members
    • UMVIM Training and Team Experience; July 12-13, 2017 (VAUMC in Glen Allen)
    • Mentor-Covenant Group Retreat; August 22-23, 2017 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond) 
    • Mentor-Covenant Group meeting at the 5-Talent Academy presentation; October 19, 2017 (Woodlake UMC in Richmond)
    • Provisional Residency Event, May 1-2, 2018 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)

Year 2, Year 3, and Beyond Provisional Members
    • Residency Program; July 18-19, 2017 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond) 
    • Provisional Residency Event, May 1-2, 2018 (Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond)

Ordinand’s Retreat, May 8-9, 2018 at Roslyn Retreat Center
Registration is open ( and a schedule will be posted here when it is available. 

Year 2 Supervision and Preparation for Full Membership Application
The following links may be helpful as part of Year 2:
Annual S/PPRC Evaluation for Clergy and Staff, Virginia Conference (Word)
Characteristics of Effective Clergy (Word)  

Teaching Plan for 2018-2019 Application (PDF) – Provisional Members may complete their Teaching Plan the year prior to the year in which they will write all their papers and apply for Full Membership.

Informal Advisory Volunteers (Word) updated September 2016
A number of our past and present Provisional Members have asked about informal advisors who would be willing to be contacted about reading papers, participating in mock interviews and generally being helpful about sharing their experiences in applying for Full Membership and Ordination. This list of ordained clergy have volunteered to serve in this capacity.



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10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
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