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Dwayne Bagley

From: Greater Southwest District, District Superintendent … To: Transitional Leave – ¶353.2c. This ministry transition begins July 1, 2024.

Will we go to where the people are?

Migrant children holding water bottles

Rev. Dwayne Bagley, superintendent of the Greater Southwest District, illustrates how churches in his district are compelled to take the gospel into their communities.

Prentiss appointed as new DS

New district superintendent

Bishop David Bard announces the appointment of the Rev. Dean Prentiss as the next superintendent of the Greater Southwest District, effective July 1, 2024.

Being the church while it’s under construction

As we continue to face the uncertainty of The United Methodist Church’s future, Rev. Dwayne Bagley asks us to rely on God’s faithfulness and respond with faithfulness in return.

October is a great time to connect with your local school

school supplies

The Rev. Dwayne Bagley encourages churches to engage their local schools by first asking them these two questions: “What do you need?” and “How can we help?”

Stepping away from white privilege

Stepping out of white privilege

The Rev. Dwayne Bagley encourages those who “have been white too long …  to take steps that change our location and expand our relations.” 

A proposal for dismantling racism

March to end racism

It will take more than good intention to dismantle institutional racism in The Michigan Conference says the Rev. Dwayne Bagley.

What’s next this spring? Easter!

Easter in a mask for 2020

Easter is not one day. Easter is a whole season. The Rev. Dwayne Bagley looks forward to the hope that Easter promises for all God’s children in 2020.

Carrying the light of Advent

Tea candles carrying Christ's light.

Dwayne Bagley shares a lesson, from his days at Albion United Methodist Church. Carrying the light of God’s love into the world may be messy but it is what humans… Continue Reading Carrying the light of Advent

District dialogue: now what?

Prayer flags march through the 2019 General Conference.

The Rev. Dwayne Bagley watched the livestream of the 2019 General Conference and ponders what’s next for the people called Methodist.

The Michigan Conference