Book of Discipline


Ministry & Education Funding

Funding for Ministry Resources

Find funding resources for your church and ministry projects. Learn more

Conference Loan Fund

The EPA Conference Loan Fund is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. Its purpose is to make loans to churches and agencies for building projects. Learn more

Higher Education Scholarships & Grants

Get information and applications for EPA Higher Education scholarships and other funding resources for students. Learn more

Funding for Ministry and Leadership Development Booklet

Ministry Resources

Use this page to quickly find the resources you need for your church’s ministry. Please visit the Ministry Page for each ministry area to find complete information and context for these resources. Continue

Local Church Resources

Local churches, similar to the conference, have many important administrative responsibilities in caring for the life, property, mission and witness of the congregation. Roles and responsibilities, overseen by the pastor,  are delegated among various church leaders, boards and committees, including the Trustees Board, the Finance Committee, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, the Administrative or Church Council, etc. Each requires training and resources to work effectively and cooperatively with fellow laborers in the household of God.  Here we offer links to forms, job descriptions, instructions, reports and other resources for lay church leaders. Learn More

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is a crucial value and pursuit of our conference and constituent churches that seeks to ensure optimal safety from any harm or abuse, especially for children, youth and vulnerable adults, in all conference and church properties. Safe Sanctuaries includes policies and procedures approved and adopted by the Annual Conference in accordance with Pennsylvania state law. Those policies and procedures–including mandatory reporting expectations and security clearances or waivers for all personnel who have regular contact with children and youth–are implemented with the help of various forms stored in this section of the Website. Continue

Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation

“Building financial resources for ministry.” The Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation serves the financial stewardship and investment needs of churches in the Eastern Pennsylvania, Baltimore-Washington, and Peninsula-Delaware conferences, providing valuable information, education and investment management services consonant with United Methodist principles. Their services include stewardship education and planned giving counsel. Their goal, as a ministry partner, is to help the conferences and churches invest, grow, manage and utilize funds for enhanced ministry to achieve the denomination’s mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Continue


The ICARE Team responds upon request to situations involving sexual misconduct related to congregations and/or clergy of The Eastern PA Conference. Learn more

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

Do you believe you have witnessed or been a victim of sexual misconduct in one of the churches or ministries of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church? We are here to help!

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