The Columbia District is a vibrant group of churches and dedicated pastors striving to fulfill our mission “To make and nurture disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”   Our district includes churches primarily in 3 counties:  Fairfield, Richland, Lexington, with a few in Kershaw County and one in Saluda County.  Churches comes in all sizes and settings, and we work at offering Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.  Our churches date to the 1800s, but we also have a young, new church, Journey UMC, Blythewood.   Cross-racial appointments are a priority, and we also address racial injustice through a networking group called CFRE:  Clergy for Racial Equality.   We proudly support ministries across the district and across the globe, including  Methodist Student Network Epworth Children’s Home Killingsworth Home for Women Missionary, Rev. Luke Rhyee in Guatemala and Sara Flores in Ecuador, and Columbia College