October is Pastor Appreciation Month. There are still a few days left to thank your pastor and share your support for his or her leadership.
In a few short weeks pastors and congregations will be starting their new relationships together.
When Preachers’ Kids are ordained, are they “following in their parents’ footsteps?” Not exactly.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Fredith Easton who died on February 19, 2018 in Traverse City, Michigan at the age of 96. Fredith was preceded in death by her husbands Clifford Somerville and Rev. Walter Easton, retired West Michigan Conference clergy. Visitation will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home at 305… Continue Reading Easton, Fredith
Upcoming Events February Meeting: February 24th, noon at the Conference Office in Lansing (email to RSVP) Annual Conference Luncheon: Stay tuned for more details about date and time but hope you can join us to meet and catch up with other spouses Retreat: Planning is underway for a weekend retreat Other Ideas? We are… Continue Reading MI Clergy Spouse Association – February Meeting
This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about the work being done locally and how you can get involved. Plus, it’s a great way to network with all the wonderful folks who are working to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the Grand Rapids area. Continue Reading GR Metro Ministry Annual Meeting & Hands-On Ministry Showcase
A word from the Michigan Area Treasurer’s Office on the clergy housing allowance/exclusion ruling.
“I’m pulling for you,” says Pastor Ron Edmondson to his fellow clergy men and women.
James Emery White, founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC, begins a recent feature in churchleaders.com this way: “Someone brought something to my attention recently. A young woman on our staff came across a talk, given by a pastor, on a church’s website. It was my talk.” White goes on… Continue Reading Pastoral plagiarism do’s and don’ts
Mediation Skills Training Institute
for Church Leaders (MSTI)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
393 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL
(a suburb west of Chicago)
August 7-11, 2017
MSTI, presented by Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. Continue Reading Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders – Glen Ellyn, IL