In October, Michigan Area Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey invited a group of US urban bishops and their staff to talk about new life in the church and visit entrepreneurial ministries in the city of Detroit. The tour is part of a multi-year effort by six bishops who are seeking how to best lead the church in urban ministry. Two years ago, with the encouragement of the Residential Bishop’s Learning Forum, this learning cohort was formed to explore effective new forms of urban ministry. The bishops have sought out ministries trying new styles of worship, who engage in sustainable community economic development and embrace all including the poor, those in recovery, former inmates and people with developmental issues. The cohort comprised of Bishops Sally Dyck (Northern Illinois), Gregory Palmer (West Ohio), Deborah Lieder Kiesey (Michigan Area), Michael McKee (North Texas) and John Schol (Greater New Jersey) have visited two major cities each year. Bishop Martin McLee (New York Area) also participated in the cohort until his death in September. His delegation continues to actively participate in this initiative.