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How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

Under pressure!

Social distancing and masking is added pressure for youth ministry.

Are you under pressure to plan this new year “like normal”? Christy Miller White encourages persons to reimagine ministry in the face of continued uncertainty of life during the pandemic.

It’s always time for tech talk

Solving tech problems

This REACH Resources Facebook event, Digital Christians, deals with tech specs as well as the challenges and opportunities of doing ministry and mission online.

Love is everywhere in our churches

Churches continue to feed the hungry

This is the second in a series of reflections by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference on life and faith during the COVID-19 era. The Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford shares how God’s love is at work in churches of the Midwest District.

Time for spiritual decluttering

We accumulate spiritual clutter

Every so often you declutter the junk drawer, the basement, or the garage. How about taking time at the start of the new year to declutter your spiritual life?

Growing your church without walls

Child at laptop engaging with church without walls.

Ten months ago, each church in The Michigan Conference seemed to change overnight. Dirk Elliott, Director of Congregational Vibrancy, shares best practices for continuing multi-site ministry once COVID restrictions lift.

Promises for the New Year

God's promises for 2021

Leaders from the Greater Detroit District take a look back at 2020 and share hope for the New Year found in the promises of God.

Climb higher with REACH Network

Climb to the top

2020 was an uphill climb for many congregations. That’s why REACH leaders invite pastors and laity to take steps to greater vibrancy with Network Groups.

Jesus comes amid disruption

Disruption in Bethlehem when Mary and Joseph arrive

The Rev. Glenn Wagner talks about disruption–yesterday, today, and tomorrow–and offers faith lessons on how to deal with it.

Rejoice in our ministry in Zambia

Zambia missionary feeds hungry.

For years The Michigan Conference supported missionary Paul Webster in his work at Mujila Falls in Zambia. Today Temba Nkomozepi leads the agricultural and rural development in the community.