Blackfeet United Methodist Parish
The Context for Ministry
The Blackfeet United Methodist Parish (BUMP) serves the people who live on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation located just east of Glacier National Park in the state of Montana. The majority of the present-day residents living on the Blackfeet Reservation are bloodline descendants of the original indigenous inhabitants of this area.
Since 1882, The United Methodist Church has had a continuous presence on the Blackfeet Reservation. The participants in the ministry and programs of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish reflect the cultural and racial diversity of the larger community. Most of our members are connected to the Blackfeet Tribe by blood, marriage, or occupation and are the bearers of much wisdom which comes from generations of the struggle for life with dignity.
Our Mission Statement: The mission of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish is to develop a Christ-centered community for creating disciples to serve all people.
Our Vision: To maintain strong, healthy and growing churches that are committed to the health of our community and our connectional ministry through vital outreach ministries to the poor and marginalized on our reservation.