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Study celebrates Black clergywomen

Celebrate Black clergywomen, including Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Jue and Rev. Jonathan Combs will lead an online study of the book “Pioneer Black Clergywomen” on Thursday evenings in May. Here’s how to purchase the book and register.

Summer is time for ministry and mission

Summer is butterfly time

Summer has always been a time of engagement for Michigan United Methodists of all ages. While the pandemic continues, there will still be plenty of opportunities for ministry and mission.

Ready to sharpen your vision?

Glasses for better vision

Vision casting is essential now that local churches are returning to in-person activities. It’s time to ask  “Why?” and “What?” before asking “Who?” and “How?”

Music shares Jesus’ healing love

Sacred music touches the soul

A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.

Help for navigating the digital future

REACH resources

So much of the digital landscape of ministry is still unscripted. REACH Resources provides free virtual training to provide energy and creativity.

Called for mission service

Katie once was in service at God's Country Cooperative Parish

Katie Peterson has been in service as a Church and Community Worker for 23 years, including a stint in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at God’s Country Cooperative Parish.

Laity serve Jesus in plain view

Laity of Greater Detroit District train online

The Laity in The Michigan Conference have opportunities for certification through the Lay Servant Ministries program. Training is now online.  Jody Pratt explains.

Coaching culture grows in Michigan

Coaching training ahead

The Michigan Conference’s lead coach, Naomi Garcia, explains the history of this significant initiative to develop a culture of coaching that is informative, transformative, and action-driven.

Chainsaws an unlikely mission tool

Chainsaws clean up in Iowa

Across the United Methodist connection, volunteers, with chainsaws at the ready, are cleaning things up and acting as a caring presence for Christ. 

Now is the time for some new beginnings

New beginnings for tomato plants

The Bible says that great beginnings don’t just happen. Here are examples of how pastors and laity have partnered with God to do the cultivation needed to nurture new life.