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2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar

The 2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, will be held October 2-4, 2022 in Traverse City, MI. Continue Reading 2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar

2022 list of appointments

Cabinet met to choose ministerial appointments for 2022.

Click here to view a complete list of ministerial appointments for The Michigan Conference, effective July 1, 2022.

Deacons come to the lakeshore

Deacons on staff at Lake Huron

Fourth in a series of articles about the ministry of the Deacons in Michigan. Meet Ann Emerson and Cora Glass, who are in ministry together at Lake Huron Retreat Center.

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

Pastors face another COVID new year

Pastors try new approaches

Michigan pastors see signs of hope even as the pandemic hangs on. Centered in Christ, they are partnering with laypersons in their congregations to “build a new kind of church.”

Gospel on the ground during COVID

Lent during COVID

Jesus has continued to move among United Methodists during the COVID era and Michigan’s laity have taken his message “just where people are” since March of 2020.

Time to support our pastors

Support pastors in October

“How can we support our pastors and clergy leaders?” asks the Rev. Jennifer Browne. She suggests three things to do during Clergy Appreciation Month.

2021 Pre-Retirement Seminar – Webinar

Retirement

The Pre-Retirement Webinar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, will be held October 11-12, 2021. This FREE webinar is designed to assist you in planning for your retirement. Continue Reading 2021 Pre-Retirement Seminar – Webinar

How lay equalization is fulfilled

Lay equalization brings people to Annual Conference

How can a layperson attend Annual Conference as a voting member? There are two ways — election by a local church or selection by the district for Lay Equalization.

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