Matt Bistayi, pastor of Valley Church in Allendale, received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference. After 10 years, Valley continues to “gain traction” with Jesus.
Gaylord, Southfield, Albion, and Burtchville are the four points of the 2019 Mission u compass. An excellent group of study leaders welcomes participants in all venues.
As a new camping season begins, the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference reaffirmed its strong commitment to United Methodist Camping after three difficult years of operation by the Board of Directors.
Africa University in Zimbabwe just held their 25th graduation ceremony. Young people from 22 Africa countries just got their diplomas.
“It’s not over until God says it’s over,” said Rev. Charles Boayue. Read his report as Dean of Cabinet and more in this additional coverage of the Michigan Annual Conference.
Acknowledging that actions taken in The United Methodist Church have generated both anger and hurt, Rev. John Boley encourages a turn toward new opportunities.
“A gracious exit” is a phrase from the disaffiliation legislation passed at the 2019 General Conference. The Conference Trustees describe next steps.
The focus on young people is a major part of the Liberia Conference’s strategic plan for the next five years. Youth are excited about the future.
The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.
Bishop David Bard called the church a “greenhouse” in his opening sermon on May 30. Seeds of leadership continued to be planted throughout the course of the 2019 Annual Conference.