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Help at the starting line

Berkley First found help in Fresh Expressions.

Pastors and churches in Michigan have gone through months of learning new things. More help is available from the Office of Congregational Vibrancy.

COVID challenges musicians and choirs

Virtual choirs perform during pandemic

The pews are empty and choirs sidelined. But musicians have kept their worship communities alive even while they can’t gather.

Rural parishes are a gift

Growing in rural countryside

Allen Stanton says, “Rural churches are places where people ask serious questions, explore their faith and seek to live it out in meaningful ways.”

Multi-ethnic dialogue: listen first

multi-ethnic church holds baptism in Ohio

Multi-ethnic communication begins by actively listening to the different voices and experiences in your church and community.

Time to rethink spiritual economics

God's economics explored in worskshop

Rev. Jennie Brown introduces Spiritual Economics, a 4-session online workshop offered this August. The truth about money values lies at the heart of this approach.

Resources for CR/CC ministry together

Resources for multi-cultural ministry

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) offers resources for those starting ministry together in cross-racial or cross-cultural appointments.

Webinars continue with more resources

webinars in time of COVID

Michigan Conference staff, with the assistance of Michigan Conference Communication, are producing webinars with practical information on how to be in ministry during the COVID-19 era.

Video Sermon Bank available

Bank of online sermons available.

Here’s an online answer to pulpit supply. The Board of Congregational Life offers a Video Sermon Bank for use by preachers who need time away.

Online collaboration grows disciples

Collaboration supported their ministry

Their collaboration began as a way to provide online worship with their congregations. Soon, these pastors learned that the effort was also a source of learning and support for them.

More resources to assist reopening

Cass City reopening for worship

Michigan Conference leaders offer additional resources for making important decisions around reopening. These include discerning the comfort level of your congregation and ways to share sacraments.