Online Candidacy Summit
Friday-Saturday, January 27-28, 2023
Residency Training at St. Francis Retreat Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 7-8, 2023
For Provisional Members
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Online Candidacy Summit
Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, 2023
For more information, visit our Exploring Ministry Toolbox
Office of Clergy Services Staff
The staff and resources of the Michigan Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the Office of Clergy Services, and the Office of Congregational Vibrancy & Leadership Development are here to support clergy leaders at all phases of their vocational journeys.
This page includes information about opportunities for development in the areas of finance, conflict, and coaching. There are links below that connect you to funding sources for BOM seminary and Continuing Education grants (Scott Lindenberg).
You will find a wealth of information for clergypersons, members of congregational and district committees, and members of the Board of Ordained Ministry at Resources/Board of Ordained Ministry.
Professional and leadership development opportunities can be found at Resources/Local Church/New Faith Communities.
Those considering ministry as a Licensed Local Pastor, Ordained Deacon, or Ordained Elder can start at Resources/Exploring Ministry.
Don't know where to start? Let us help!
Saving Grace: Financial Wellbeing for Clergy
Clergy are notoriously shy about engaging in conversations about money. But a direct link exists between personal finance management and effective pastoral leadership. The Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis, Senior Director of Church Relations for the UM Foundation of Michigan, regularly offers a six-week online class that explores personal finance from a scriptural and Wesleyan viewpoint and guides participants in the faithful management of their resources. This class is suitable for clergy leaders at all points of their vocational life. For information about upcoming classes, please contact [email protected].
Conflict happens. Sometimes it’s arrival is seen, heard and felt. Sometimes it disappears as quickly as it appears. Sometimes one can’t imagine or remember a time without it. Sometimes the heaviness of a pretend peace seems like the only option…a shared normal that doesn’t feel good. And…there are better ways to work through conflict to transform it for good.
Trained Michigan Conference facilitators, coaches, consultants and mediators are ready to assist ministry teams, committees, paid and unpaid leaders, congregants, small group ministries and more. Service fees and expenses vary. To learn more, please contact Naomi Garcia, Associate Director for Congregational Vibrancy, [email protected] - 517-347-4030 ext. 4092.
Leaving one ministry setting and moving on to something new can be a challenge, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Get the tools and resources to assist you in making a smooth transition.
"Come to the Well" Clergy Renewal
Watch the following videos on how four clergy cope with stress.