Opportunities to Serve in the District
  • District At-Large Lay Delegates.  Each District is allotted a certain number of Lay Delegates to vote on items at Annual Conference.  In the past, we have had several at-large delegate who have not exercised their privilege.  This affects many issues and we want to have good representation in the future. Current at-large delegates have been contacted and given the opportunity to accept or decline the opportunity to serve.  Several openings are available.  If you are interested in serving, contact the district office for details.
  • Church Field Trips.  Beginning in January of 2015, the SHV District would like to make available to any interested church the opportunity of a Sunday morning field trip.
  • Sometimes we struggle to see what the next step is for us and so having the opportunity to experience it and discuss it with others can be inspiring and life-giving. It is important to learn from others- triumphs and failures- and to listen to those who are farther down the road than we are.

    Please give the District office a call if you are interested in a field trip and we will work out the details with you. We are willing to also secure a lay speaker for your church on the Sunday you are away!

    • We will take the pastor and a group of key lay leaders from a visiting church to a healthy, fruitful congregation that is just slightly larger than their own.
    • We will worship at the host church, meet with their pastor and key lay leaders for a discussion afterwards and conclude with a free lunch.
  • Is God calling you to help change the world through mission service? Young people all over the world are encouraged to apply to serve as a United Methodist Global Mission Fellow, Global Justice Volunteer, or Individual Volunteer. For more information visit the Global Ministries website www.umcmission.org/gt