Discipline ¶424

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  ¶  424. Program-1. To oversee the programs of the Church within the bounds of the district in cooperation with pastors and congregations, working with and through the district council on ministries where it exists.
2. To work cooperatively with the conference council on ministries or alternative structure and its staff in all program concerns of the Church; may serve as a member of the annual conference council on ministries.
3. To give leadership within the district in the quest for Christian unity and interreligious relationships as an extension of the episcopal office.
4. To establish long-range planning that is responsive to ecumenical and racially inclusive perspectives and to initiate new and vital forms of ministry.
5. To participate with the cabinet in submitting to the annual conference a report reflecting the state of the conference, with recommendations for greater effectiveness.