Students on the campus of three state universities — GVSU, WMU, and CMU — find a warm welcome and put faith into action at Wesley Foundations of The Michigan Conference.
During the pandemic, Wesley Foundations in Big Rapids, Detroit, and Marquette found new ways to engage students and create loving community. Fall of 2021 is a time of “building back.”
Tim Kobler and James Magee talk about a new year of campus ministry at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Two of eight Wesley ministries across the state.
She was the first African-American woman to be ordained an Elder in the Detroit Conference of The United Methodist Church. Meet the Rev. Janet Gaston Petty.
Revs Peggy Paige, Jackie Roe, and Jodie Flessner believe Michigan’s small, rural churches will come out of the pandemic year with new strength for future ministry and mission.
In 2016 two African pastors were sent by The Michigan Conference to begin a French United Methodist Church in Detroit. The congregation is on the grow despite challenges of COVID-19.
One bold step that Streams of Faith took in 2020 was its merger with Circles-Grand Rapids. This multiplied the efforts that help 600-700 Kent County families rise out of poverty.
What happens when local churches pay their Ministry Shares in full? Lives are changed through the mission efforts of organizations like God’s Country Cooperative Parish. Ministry Shares multiply God’s blessings.
“No one has ever done this before,” says the Rev. John Harnish. He offers a prayer for pastors struggling with the complexities of church in a pandemic.
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.