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Vision for ministry overcomes virus

Beginning a first appointment during the time of COVID is odd, uncomfortable, and exciting all at the same time. These visionary leaders are ready for ministry with God as their helper.

Michigan Communications recognized

Mark Doyal recognized as out-going president of UMAC

UMAC recognized Michigan Conference Communications for their excellence in Digital Publications, Writing, and Publicity and Advertising at their virtual gala on May 21, 2020.

Cass in ministry during pandemic

Taking temps at Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services has “been there” for the vulnerable residents of Detroit for decades. And the 2020 pandemic may have changed their ministry but it has not stopped it.

From Michigan to Zimbabwe

Roger Ireson AU 20th in Zimbabwe

The Rev. Dr. Roger Ireson provided key leadership in the birthing of Africa University. He reflects on how a century-old vision took shape in Zimbabwe.

Shipley receives Asbury Award

Tony Shipley receives the certificate

On November 13 at a ceremony held at Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, MI, the Rev. Dr. Anthony Shipley was presented with the Francis Asbury Award for his contributions to higher education. 

God’s gift of a second career

Second career pastors serve many churches in Michigan

The third in a series, “For such a time as this.” Pastor Leslee Fritz talks about the joys of ministry as a second career.

Time to give your best

June 2, 2019 was a time to celebrate those commissioned

This is the first article in a new series, “For a time such as this.” The theme is based on Rev. Jennie Browne’s sermon at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference. 

Called by God to the margins

Margaret and Joel both followed God to the margins. Third in a series of stories, “Passing the Mantle,” about Michigan people called into ministry.

What do you do when God wants you?

Pastors passing mantle at 2017 Annual Conference.

The first in a series, Passing the Mantle. These are the stories of persons called to serve in The Michigan Conference.  The Revs. J.D. Landis and Cora Glass talk about God’s call.  

Breakin’ up is hard to do

Woman praying at General Conference 2019

Relationships — between individuals, nations, churches, or denominations — are complex. Jack Harnish explores the difficulties United Methodists now face.

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