Introducing the 9 new districts
At the 2017 Annual Conference, members overwhelmingly approved a plan to make the new Michigan Conference a nine-district structure. This summer, Bishop David Bard tasked with drawing up those district boundaries, assembled a task-group of laity, clergy, staff, and cartophiles to advise him on the new ministry areas. The new district boundaries are now set. Missional and geographic affinity, number of churches and charges, and square mileage were all important factors in determining boundaries. Below you will find maps, stats, and lists of churches for each of the nine new districts.
Completing this important task takes us one step closer to the creation of nine new districts. The work of naming, forming, and structuring the districts continues with the goal of each district aligning with the new Conference structure, the Directors staffing model, and funding strategies in order to fulfill the new Conference Vision.