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Bishop Cedrick D. Bridgeforth has called United Methodists across the Greater Northwest Area to follow Jesus’ challenge in the story of the Good Samaritan to “go and do likewise.” As people of faith, committed to the love of Christ in our various communities, we are encouraged to go the M.I.L.E.

Ministry that Matters

Church can become a verb by committing to ministry that matters — working within our communities to address underlying needs in areas such as housing, climate, hunger and health. This is what Bishop Cedrick calls our “window work.”

Itineration & Location

In order to lead our ministries to effectively work within our communities, we must ordain, appoint and assign clergy leaders to the right ministry setting with the right resources in place to effect change.

Lay Ministry Enhancement

Laity are already a critical resource in our congregations and ministry settings, but there is a need to equip and empower laity to be a more active voice in our churches and communities we serve.

Eliminating Racism

As people of faith, we need to renew our efforts to eliminate the racism that is pervasive not only in society, but within our congregations, ministry settings and the institution of the church in general.