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Prepare for those first 30 days

First 30 days critical for Fresh Start

The first 90 days of a new appointment can help “set the stage for success or sow the seeds of trouble and potential failure,” says Michael Watkins. The first of… Continue Reading Prepare for those first 30 days

Earth Day resources for creation care

Mother and daughter look at the earth

Discipleship Ministries provides resources for the observance of Earth Day and ongoing efforts at environmental stewardship.

Holy Week services available now

Holy Week Lily and Thorns

Wesley Foundations, Southfield Hope UMC, and God’s Country Cooperative Parish lead in worship videos provided by The Michigan Conference for Holy Week.

Chaplains in the COVID trenches

Chaplains help staff stress

Deacon Christina Wright serves as associate director of the hospital’s spiritual care team. She shares how chaplains have supported healthcare staff during the pandemic. The final of a four-part series.

8 ways to nurture faith

Growing a child's faith

“[Parents] may not be the expert on all things theological, but they are the expert on their kids.” The Rev. Kathy Pittenger talks about faith formation.

Amplify resources at a discount

Amplify at your fingertips

Register now for webinars that explain the partnership between the Michigan Conference and United Methodist Publishing House for the Amplify streaming service.

Time to plan a safe Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday witness of yard crosses

As the coronavirus continues to affect the health of those across the state, care should be taken with planning for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

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.

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