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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

Faith Formation training 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.

Christian Ed Sunday coming Aug. 22

Christian education helps people grow

Gifts to the annual Christian Education Sunday offering are used to provide mini-grants supporting faith formation efforts in local churches across Michigan.

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.

Faith on go against child hunger

This year they walk for hunger

More than half a million children in Michigan suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The 2021 Michigan Conference 5K is just the beginning of an initiative to help our kids… Continue Reading Faith on go against child hunger

Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Holy Week campaign reaches neighbors

The Michigan Conference is helping people across the state to find your church’s online worship during Holy Week. Now is the time to make sure the link to your virtual… Continue Reading Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

Creativity in faith formation

Use creativity for a fun Easter Egg event.

From Lent in a Box to how to reinvent your Easter Egg Hunt … these resources will send you on toward Holy Week with creativity. 

More Advent resources available

Advent journey to Bethlehem

Advent began on November 29. The Michigan Conference has produced new resources that will help your congregation on your virtual journey to Christmas Eve.

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