More webinars coming! We're planning more webinars to provide your church with essential resources and tools.
WEBINAR RECORDINGS & RESOURCES
Your Tech Questions
Thursday, March 19 7:00 PM
Online Funerals and Memorial Services
Monday, March 23 4:00 PM
Shelter in Place - Church Questions
Monday, March 23 8:00 PM
Pastoral Care at a Distance
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Online Streaming: Your Questions
Wednesday, April 8 at 2:00 PM
Countering the COVID-19 Aftershock: A Family Systems Reset
Part 1: Watch April 16 Webinar
Part 2: Watch May 7 Webinar
Part 3: Watch May 21 Webinar
Part 4: Watch June 4 Webinar
Part 5: Watch June 18 Webinar
Visit the Systems Toolbox for additional resources
Summertime Mission Experiences
Watch May 19 Webinar
AUTONOMOUS WORSHIP: Online Worship New People Want to Attend - June 2 Webinar
Reach Readiness2Launch Resource
Follow-up Webinar Resource
Visit the Revitalization Toolbox for additional resources
Local Church Resources During a Health Criss
The Michigan Conference is adding information as quickly as possible. Please check back often for new resources.
If you have specific need, please contact Michigan Conference Staff directly. Go to directory.
Bishop Bard, in conjunction with Conference Staff have developed a study guide to help local churches prepare for when restrictions are lifted and in-person worship is considered safe again. We encourage you to share and study this guide with church leadership using safe distancing guidelines and begin to plan now for the day when your congregation can be welcomed back inside your local church. To download the full color PDF version Click to download. To download a black and white PDF version, please click here. Bishop Bard has since released a more recent document with specific guidelines for safely reopening, UMC Principles and Directions. This Reopening Checklist will aid you as you work through the steps suggested in the Principles and Directions.
Churches are urged to comply with state COVID reopening law. Click here to read how COVID-19 Impacts the Church Workplace. View Vaccination FAQ's for more information about the legalities surrounding vaccinations.
Different Language Support
CDC has Resources in Different Languages/CDE tiene recursos en idiomas diferentes: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
Resource for Children in Spanish/Recurso para los niños: Hola! Soy el Coronavirus.
Resource from the United Methodist Church in Spanish/Recurso de la Iglesia Metodista Unida
Stewardship/How to put electronic giving in place