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Program staff shift into team ministry

Puzzle pieces coming together

The Michigan Conference’s new Connectional Ministries Team plans to equip and connect local churches through three key initiatives. The team invites you to meet them and learn more via online… Continue Reading Program staff shift into team ministry

You are not alone in ministry

Hands together

The Michigan Conference is launching seven new cohorts to give leaders peer support as they navigate faith formation in their churches or start new ministries.

How to build lifelong faith

Large family with people of all ages

In a new cohort beginning January 10, John Roberto will guide church leaders in envisioning and implementing a lifelong faith formation plan.

Advent offering, resources announced

Advent candles

The Michigan Conference announces the recipients of this year’s Advent offering along with updated resources for children and families.

Why teach kids about faith?

Mother and child

Start the kids you love on a faith journey by taking simple steps and helping them explore ideas of faith and belief in daily life.

Making a case for our children’s spirituality

Mother and daughter sitting on a couch

Forming a deep spirituality is just as important to our children’s development as learning to read or grasping math equations, and the Michigan Conference is helping families and churches do… Continue Reading Making a case for our children’s spirituality

Conference launches spiritual formation toolbox

Mother reading to child

The Michigan Conference, in collaboration with Traverse City: Central UMC and the Northern Waters District, launched an innovative set of videos and online resources to equip parents and caregivers as… Continue Reading Conference launches spiritual formation toolbox

8 ways to nurture faith

Growing a child's faith

“[Parents] may not be the expert on all things theological, but they are the expert on their kids.” The Rev. Kathy Pittenger talks about faith formation.

Faith formation moves into future

Coaches trained 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.

September is Hunger Awareness Month

Fighting hunger in Stony Creek

A new Child Hunger Working Group of The Michigan Conference encourages United Methodist churches to learn, act, and advocate for the feeding of hungry children and families across the state.

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