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Black churches are resilient

Black churches active during pandemic

The Rev. Candace M. Lewis, Gammon Theological Seminary president, lauds the innovation and adaptability of Black congregations in coping with COVID-19.

Youth ministry beyond Zoom fatigue

Youth connected with Bible and Zoom

“Zoom creates a sense of dread for many and can make even the best-planned activities fall flat.” Christy Miller-White offers alternatives.

UMW transforming the transforming

Devon Herrell transforming the way to do Mission u

United Methodist Women Mission u events moved online in 2020 to help participants prepare for faithful living and transforming the world in the midst of a pandemic.

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.

UM Publishing House rebounds

United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, TN

The pandemic and trends in church life and publishing forced the United Methodist Publishing House to refocus product development and become leaner. Today, sales are moving up.

Take Both/And approach to worship

a Both/And approach needed post-COVID

The methodology for streaming worship completely shifted paradigms twelve months ago when the pandemic began. The Both/And workshop helps the next transition.

Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

Growing your church without walls

Child at laptop engaging with church without walls.

Ten months ago, each church in The Michigan Conference seemed to change overnight. Dirk Elliott, Director of Congregational Vibrancy, shares best practices for continuing multi-site ministry once COVID restrictions lift.

More Advent counsel from Bishop Bard

Advent message by Bishop Bard

Given the exponential rise of COVID cases in Michigan, Bishop David Bard urges local churches to refrain from in-person gatherings these next six weeks. “The good news of great joy… Continue Reading More Advent counsel from Bishop Bard

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