Michigan United Methodists are engaged in mission across the state and around the world.
EngageMI is an initiative that helps connect congregations with Ministry Partners for learning, acting, and giving. EngageMI provides Six Steps to guide churches seeking to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. The stories on this page share the good news of how individuals and churches are stepping up with caring hearts and helping hands. The most recent stories are featured here. Additional accounts are accessed from the “See All Mission Ministry Stories” link. We DO have a story to tell and YOU can be part of that story!
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STEP ONE: On September 30, 2023, eighty persons gathered from across the Michigan Conference to get fired up about Starting & Sustaining Ministries of Compassion, Justice, and Inclusion. Continue Reading Mission leaders learn to fish in new waters
STEP TWO: Two pastors reflect on biking across the state in one day to raise $6,000 for students attending schools in Michigan and in Liberia.
Continue Reading Biking across Michigan for young leaders
STEP THREE: Justice for Our Neighbors Michigan, one of 19 JFON affiliates, announces a new name—Immigration Law & Justice Michigan—coupled with an enduring passion for mission. Continue Reading JFON rebrands all network affiliates
STEP FOUR: Valerie Mossman-Celestin just returned from her first trip to Haiti in five years. It was a time to reconnect with the community, reassure the staff, and recreate the ministry. Continue Reading Cardiac care now at the heart of HAPI’s vision
STEP 5: United Methodist missionary Temba Nkomozepi recently sat down with Rev. Alex Plum to talk about the work at Mujila Falls in Zambia and how he views mission as bidirectional. Continue Reading Leaders explain mission is a two-way street
STEP SIX: Two Michigan United Methodist churches utilized Mustard Seed Migration Grants to begin new ministries to refugee neighbors. October 1 is the deadline for the 2023 grant cycle. Continue Reading Michigan churches help settle refugees
Last Updated on January 5, 2024