Spiritual Leader Development

Spiritual Leader Development

The Baltimore-Washington Conference seeks to develop mature Jesus followers (lay and clergy) who know their purpose and use their gifts to build up the body of Christ for the transformation of the world. All Christians are called to a ministry of sharing God’s love in the world. Some have the vocation of leading the church in its work of forming disciples and equipping faith communities to live out God’s mission in the world.

We recognize the critical importance of developing new leaders to guide the church and the world through changing times. Christ-shaped, visionary, nimble and effective clergy and laypeople help United Methodists mature in their discipleship and expand their ability to share God’s love with others in relevant and active ways. The early Methodist movement grew through the efforts of laity who led small groups, taught Bible study, provided outreach ministry and led the administrative life of the church.