The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) offers resources for those starting ministry together in cross-racial or cross-cultural appointments.
Beginning a first appointment during the time of COVID is odd, uncomfortable, and exciting all at the same time. These visionary leaders are ready for ministry with God as their helper.
Michigan Conference staff, with the assistance of Michigan Conference Communication, are producing webinars with practical information on how to be in ministry during the COVID-19 outbreak.
In days gone by one Methodist pastor might serve half a state. United Methodist pastors are still on the move, for these good reasons.
From: Northern Waters District — Bellaire: Community UMC To: Northern Skies District — St. Ignace UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2019.
From: Greater Detroit District — Romulus: Community UMC To: Greater Detroit District — Romulus: Community and Detroit: Resurrection UMCs This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2019.
From: Retirement To: Mid-Michigan District — Dimondale UMC. 1/4 time interim appointment effective February 1, 2019
From: Greater Southwest District — Hartford UMC To: Central Bay District — Frankenmuth UMC Effective July 1, 2019
From: First Appointment To: Greater Southwest District – Kalamazoo: Milwood UMC as Licensed Local Pastor serving as Associate half-time Effective: January 1, 2019
From: Retirement To: Greater Southwest District – Gull Lake UMC Co-Pastor 1/2 time Effective: January 1, 2019