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Is your Protection Policy up to date?

Protection for Children in a Sunday School Class.

A protection policy lays out the church’s plan for proactive ways to prevent harm. Is your church’s plan up to date?

Faith formation moves into future

Faith Formation training online

The pandemic has presented challenges to leaders involved in faith formation. Christy Miller White and Kathy Pittenger offer support with three new cohorts starting in January 2022.

Being better at church business

Business plan for ministry

Glenn Wagner offers ideas from scripture and from experience about how to help churches with the business details of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Be ready to help when disasters strike

Disasters bring neighbors together

“We are not called to do it alone.” Carol Blair Bouse encourages local churches to network with others when disasters come to their communities.

Resources to help plan Advent 2021

Lighting Advent wreath

The Christian Year ends with Christ the King Sunday on November 21. Then comes Advent! Here are dozens of activities, ideas, and resources to guide your planning for all ages.

Ways to connect with your neighbors

Neighbors want to connect

People are hungry for relationships. The Rev. Dirk Elliott says, “Maybe now more than any time in our past, we need to find ways to connect and build relationships with people.” Here’s how. 

Simple practices encourage generosity

Fruits of generosity

Resources from the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan help nurture a culture of generosity.

Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx?

Many Hispanic people live in the Western Hemisphere

Words matter. United Methodist Communications helps us better understand the use of the words Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx as we enter Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Celebrate Heritage Month together

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated annually between September 15 and October 15. Here are resources that will help your church participate in this observance.

Amplify webinar with Amy-Jill Levine

Amplify features book discussion

Amplify Media is a streaming service of the United Methodist Publishing House that allows churches unlimited video access to resources that encourage deeper discipleship.