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Costumes for Kiddos a treat

Children in Halloween costumes

The question of the season is, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Costumes for Kiddos is a ministry that provides an answer for some families in the neighborhood.  

Children’s ministry tools available

Christmas is coming. Here are children's ministry ideas.

The Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Michigan Conference Children’s Initiatives Coordinator, publishes a monthly newsletter to enhance your ministries. Have you subscribed?

Enneagram opens spiritual doors

Man walks toward doors

Assessment tools like Myers-Briggs and DiSC help people grow in self-understanding. Enneagram is an ancient process that opens spiritual doors and deepens faith.

Coaches keep dreams alive

right questions are key to dreams

Coaches training begins next week. This is a great opportunity to enhance your personal and professional life while helping others by asking deep-diving questions to encourage new perspectives.

Elders under age 35 keep dropping

Jarrod Caltrider, a clergyman under 35

Lewis Center for Church Leadership reports the number of U.S. elders under age 35 has declined for three straight years.

Value of coaching explained

Coaching training ahead

High-quality coaching is coming to the Michigan Conference. A 16-week online training experience begins in October. Here’s how you can benefit.

Team partners with Safe Gatherings

Heart and hands for safe care

An online abuse prevention program through Safe Gatherings is now open for application and training as an authorized care provider in The Michigan Conference.

Deaf awareness ‘breaks sound barrier’

Deaf boy uses sign for Love.

Communication barriers and cultural differences exclude Deaf and hard of hearing persons from life in the church. Expand your ministry with these resources. 

Go to college outside the box

College students return to campus. Reach them outside the box.

Worship services and VIM trips are traditional ways churches involve college students. Step outside the box with these seven ideas from ResourceUMC?

Creating a narrative budget

move beyond a pie chart to a narrative budget

Church finance expert Bonnie Ives Marden shares a step-by-step process of creating a narrative budget, a powerful and effective tool for stewardship, evangelism, and marketing. 

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