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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?”

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.

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.

Coaching is like knitting

Yarn for knitting

Coaching can be hard to describe. Naomi Garcia suggests that knitting–making and connecting loops into something attractive and useful–is similar to the coaching experience.

Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Holy Week campaign reaches neighbors

The Michigan Conference is helping people across the state to find your church’s online worship during Holy Week. Now is the time to make sure the link to your virtual events is on the campaign listing.

God blesses from start to finish

God is part of vibrant living

God is doing a new thing at Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven, MI. Finishing Well is an intentional ministry focused on the needs of those in the congregation who are in their final third of life.

An invitation to reconnect

Reconnect with this experience

COVID-19 has presented new leadership challenges and opportunities. The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick talks about today’s ministry landscape and how leaders can reconnect with their calling.

More music for your Lenten worship

Lenten music offered free

With COVID-19 forcing churches to move to online worship, many are concerned about finding music they can legally use on the internet. These two Korean United Methodist clergy share free recordings.

Blizzard, winter, or ice age?

Winter in Michigan

Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis describes the church’s response to COVID-19 through the lens of a book, “Leading Beyond the Blizzard.” We must seek a vision for a “post- ice age” she asserts.