Children's Ministry Leader Training Guide
A Director's Guide for inviting, training, equipping, and celebrating children's ministry leaders and volunteers.
This resource was created by Rev. Melissa Gepford (Great Plains Conference, UMC) and adapted by Rev. Kathy Pittenger (Michigan Conference, UMC)
Christian Education Sunday 2021
Equipping, Resourcing, Growing in Faith
Many churches have a Christian Education Sunday as a day to highlight the faith formation ministries of the congregation. Sometimes it also includes the presentation of Third Grade Bibles, prayer for Faith Formation Leaders/Sunday School Teachers/Youth Leaders and more. Often an offering is taken as one of the Special Sundays for the Michigan Conference. Half of the offering goes to Michigan Camping and the other half goes to the Michigan Conference for faith formation/discipleship ministries. Learn more here.
Click here to download the flyer
Ideas, Links, Articles, and Resources to help you learn about and plan for Back to School Blessings, Fall Kick-off, Bible Presentations, Teacher Training and more. Ideas are also posted in the Michigan Conference Children's Ministry Facebook Group.
Post-Pandemic Webinar Series
The videos and resources for the seven webinars that were offered in summer 2021 are all available here. Includes faith formation webinars about hybrid, hospitality, community, Christian practices, and life stages.