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Thoughts on Tempered Resilience

Resilience in the smithing process

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne shares a review of Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change by Tod Bolsinger. 

NCJ Conf defines path for the future

NCJ Writing Team and Bishops

On Nov. 10-11, 2021, NCJ delegates talked about anti-racism, the future of The UMC, voted to reduce NCJ bishops by one, and also approved “The Covenant to Build BeLoved Community.”

Your plan or God’s plan?

Making a plan

As she graduates from college and prepares for the next phase of her journey, Madison Myers asks, “Do you believe there’s a plan for your life?”

Conversations on UMC vision launched

Connectional Table invites conversations. CT is led by Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

With General Conference now delayed to 2022, the Connectional Table hopes to bring more people into conversations that could help the denomination move forward.

Young adult ministry is a learning lab

Seed to Harvest is new young adult ministry

As the church emerges from COVID, young adult ministries offers a spirit of experimentation and learning that will help build and grow the Michigan Conference.

Delegates push back on COB plans

COB march at 2019 General Conference in St. Louis

Delegates in the U.S., including the Michigan Conference, question plans by the Council of Bishops (COB) around the postponement of episcopal elections until 2024.

UMC’s future a hot topic

Future of UMC in question

As legislative proposals continue on hold, the future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of statements and opinion pieces from across the globe.

Camp board shares restructure plan

Board of Camping announces sale of properties

The Michigan Area United Methodist Board of Camping announces its plan to move into the future focused on three facilities.

Excited to be the church

Church wins with love

The Rev. Jodie Flessner is convinced that the future of The United Methodist Church does not depend on General Conference delegates but on faithful disciples taking God’s love into the… Continue Reading Excited to be the church

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

Financial impact of potential UMC split

Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.

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