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Trust the wind, trust what’s next

Photo of Sunfish, Jodie Flessner's sailboat.

Rev. Jodie Flessner takes lessons learned while sailing and finds parallels to our life of faith. Can we let go and trust the winds of the Holy Spirit to raise… Continue Reading Trust the wind, trust what’s next

Midwest District Listening Events

Midwest District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Margie R. Crawford has led a few listening sessions looking toward the future.  During those sessions, she has shared the Blessing One Another Video, created… Continue Reading Midwest District Listening Events

The stuff we are made of

Scripture made her hopeful

We are created by God and continue to be recreated by our life experiences. A Bible and a Lord’s Box made this woman a person who trusts God and faces… Continue Reading The stuff we are made of

Prepare for those first 30 days

First 30 days critical for Fresh Start

The first 90 days of a new appointment can help “set the stage for success or sow the seeds of trouble and potential failure,” says Michael Watkins. The first of… Continue Reading Prepare for those first 30 days

Our God is bigger than COVID

Halloween during COVID

Two years of COVID risks and uncertainty have left their mark on Michigan’s churches. But these pastors are among many who found the courage, stamina, and grace to manage change.… Continue Reading Our God is bigger than COVID

We face a new frontier

What we see of earth from space

Today, says the Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford, “We are being asked to see ourselves, our faith, and our relationship with our Lord in a different way.”

Motivated to live our Christian values

Values change behavior

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne offers “three insights that should be motivating us to dream up new ways of living our values and carrying out our purposes as United Methodist… Continue Reading Motivated to live our Christian values

Stepping boldly through change

Move into change

Change happens. The Rev. Scott Harmon looks at changes at Camp Michigamme, in the Church, and in his life. His trust in God gives him hope.

The gift of new wineskins

Grapes for wine that needs new wineskins

The Rev. Dr. Jerome DeVine cautions pastors and laypersons to not put the “new wine” produced during the pandemic back into old wineskins.

Take action to create change

Making change by phone

The General Board of Church & Society offers a “Creating Change Together” toolkit to help you create engagement and put faith into action.

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