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Annual Conference set for May 30 to June 1

Voting at AC

The theme and the keynote speaker for the 2024 Michigan Annual Conference have been announced, along with important reminders for lay members.

Seeing the local church as a business

Line from dictionary

Rick Gregg, Northern Skies Co-District Lay Leader, uses the metaphor of the church as a business and explains why he’s proud to be a shareholder in the greatest business going.

What do home missioners do?

Bill and Michelle White from 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan

Bill White, co-founder of 5Loaves2Fish Northern Michigan, is one of three home missioners featured in an online event about this ministry path for laity.

Laity, get out on the playing field

Delegates at General Conference holding hands

Denny Wissinger, Central Bay Co-District Lay Leader, outlines the role of laity and encourages us to find our place in the church and do our part in making disciples.

Pray, listen, study, and act

Reading Bible

Reflecting on experiences as a lay leader, Gordon Galloway gives practical wisdom on things we can do to prepare our hearts and minds for discipleship.

Watch people discover their gifts

Pastor talking to church member

Colleen Croxall invites us to lean into the theme of this year’s Laity Sunday by thinking of ways to encourage others to live out the gifts God has given them.

Getting through every season of life

Children going back to school

Back-to-school time is exciting but can also produce anxiety. Beth Pelkey, Northern Skies Co-District Lay Leader, shares some creative ways we can help our friends and neighbors.

A pastoral letter to laity

Symbols of one's baptism in Christ

This pastoral letter from the Connectional Ministries Team Staff offers a prayer of lament along with the names of the local pastors, clergy, and churches within the Michigan Conference leaving… Continue Reading A pastoral letter to laity

Rediscover the power of praying together

Two women praying together

Register for Discipleship Ministries’ new Prayer Partner Project, which starts in September, and join other United Methodists returning to the basics of discipleship in prayer.

Teach your children well

Youth doing long jump

By attending track-and-field meets and motocross events with her grandchildren, Cyndy Rossman, East Winds District Co-Lay Leader, has learned that church can happen anywhere.

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