ADDENDUM TO YEAR END REPORTING:  You will find Supplements 1 and 2 in your church dashboard (link). This will be done as a FormVite, similar to how you submitted your church and clergy profiles.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PRINT AND MAIL. We no longer require you to mail them in. Once they have been signed and you have "Officially Submitted" your Formvite, there is nothing else you need to do.

Instructions (please make sure to "Allow Images" for full instructional help, as the instructions include images):

  1. To find the form, please go to your Church Dashboard and click Submittable Forms: 
  2. Click on the form "Supplements to 2018 Statistical Table 1 AND 2"
  3. Click "Start this Form"  
  4. Fill out the form as completely as you can. The first name and last name should be of the person filling out the form. You can go back and edit as much as necessary,by clicking the "Save Progress/Submit" button (note: your form is not officially submitted until you follow all the instructions below!) 
  5. There are three signatures required. Each person must attest and sign that the form and the statistical table has been completed to the best of their knowledge. 
  6. If all three are not present to sign at the same time, you can send them the URL (found at the top of their browser - your URL is unique to you, please do not use the one below, but the one in your browser) to each person via email. Please make sure they hit save after they sign. 
  7. Once everyone has signed and the form is complete, go back to your fomrvite page (this can be completed either by going back to your church dashboard and clicking "Submittable Forms" OR by hitting the "Save Progress/Submit" button and then clicking the "Tell Us You're Done" button. 
  8. If everything has been filled out and the required signatures are complete, it will give you the option to "Officially Submit My Form" by typing in your name and clicking the button.
  9. If completed correctly, it will say "Your progress: SUBMITTED ON" 

Thank you for your assistance in submitting these supplements. As always, please contact your District Office Administrator if you have any issues. 


Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


  • Resources
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