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Faith formation moves into future

Faith Formation training online

The pandemic has presented challenges to leaders involved in faith formation. Christy Miller White and Kathy Pittenger offer support with three new cohorts starting in January 2022.

Camp and the call of Memory Lane

Fire Bowl at Lake Louise Camp

Where does a lifelong commitment to God begin? The Rev. Gary Keene traces his ministry journey from a camp in Michigan to California, through Montana, Nashville, Colorado, and now retirement.

Christian Education Sunday 2021

Christian Education Sunday 2021 Equipping, Resourcing, Growing in Faith Many churches have a Christian Education Sunday as a day to highlight the faith formation ministries of the congregation. Sometimes it also includes the presentation of Third Grade Bibles, prayer for Faith Formation Leaders/Sunday School Teachers/Youth Leaders and more. Often an offering is taken as one… Continue Reading Christian Education Sunday 2021

Christian Ed Sunday coming Aug. 22

Christian education helps people grow

Gifts to the annual Christian Education Sunday offering are used to provide mini-grants supporting faith formation efforts in local churches across Michigan.

Webinars re-imagine faith formation

Adult learning online

As we emerge into the post-pandemic world, we can begin planning for the future of faith formation in our local churches.

Post-pandemic resources available

Seven webinars are coming in June and July aimed at helping your church build faith and community in the post-pandemic era.

Ministry in post-pandemic times

Ministry with children includes hands and heart

Faith formation is entering a new season as churches return to in-person activity. This Zoom session explores your questions about the return to vital ministry with children.

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

UM Camping sets a new course

Stuart Smith shares a new approach to camping

“The report of camping is at the heart of everyone,” said trustee chair Jim LeBaron after a new program approach was shared during the 2020 Corporate Session of The Michigan Annual Conference.

Profile in leadership

Rev. Cathy Pittenger with young people of Waterford Central UMC

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Kathy Pittenger, the new Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives.