The Baltimore-Washington Conference, its churches and their members are responsible for a multitude of ministries that touch and transform lives throughout our region, the nation and the world. Each is a sign and instrument of Christ’s outreaching love and liberating Gospel that offer hope and healing.
The ministries to which we are called and respond as clergy and laity are diverse beyond measure. Our ministries are as large-scale as our participation in denominational efforts to respond to the global AIDS pandemic and as small as a local church after-school program, where children learn and play. This section of the website offers mere glimpses of such ministries occurring in churches and communities throughout our conference and beyond our borders.
In our outpourings of responses and resources, we bring to life the words in paragraph 128 of the Book of Discipline. "The people of God, who are the church made visible in the world, must convince the world of the reality of the gospel or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation of this responsibility; the church is either faithful as a witnessing and serving community, or it loses its vitality and its impact on an unbelieving world." As United Methodists, through our ministries, we choose vitality, social action, holiness and life rich in the Spirit.