Welcome to the Grand Rapids District website! The Grand Rapids District is one of six districts in the West Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church. As the Grand Rapids District, our mission is to connect and support vital ministries of Jesus Christ.


Grand Rapids District UMC

Grand Rapids District Vision & Mission Statements

Vision Statement

Growing together, Reaching out

The churches of the Grand Rapids District of the United Methodist Church are healthy, vital, outer-directed and are united in actively making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  As clergy and laity, we live out our connection through cooperative initiatives, local and worldwide mission, mentoring, sharing of resources, and mutual love and support.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to connect and support vital ministries of Jesus Christ

Our mission calls us to:

  • Train, equip, encourage, and coach clergy and lay leaders for transformational ministry
  • Provide effective multi-layered communication
  • Promote networking and clustering among clergy and churches
  • Engage together in acts of mercy, and justice and spiritual growth
  • Be proactive risk-takers and change agents

(Adopted by the Grand Rapids District Conference, February 15, 2009)