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Discern Your Call: CLM Discovery

Have you thought about your calling as a layperson lately? What is God calling you to do? God calls us all, and sometimes that call is to the ministry of… Continue Reading Discern Your Call: CLM Discovery

Recognizing God’s voice on the road to wellness

Lay leaders are key to local church ministry, encouraging all members of the body of Christ to listen for God’s voice and join other believers on the road to wellness.

Laity supporting clergy

Laity and clergy benefit one another in shared ministry and there are key ways laity and clergy can better partner together.

Hybrid meetings are inclusive

Offering hybrid meetings allows churches to include as many people as possible, and here are some tips on how to run effective meetings and allow people to connect as they… Continue Reading Hybrid meetings are inclusive

Equipping laity to serve the church

Holding hands in prayer during Bible study.

The Lay Servant Ministries program, available in every Michigan district, has classes to encourage the development of lay leaders.

Tips for Annual Conference 2022

Friends greet at Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference is coming June 2-4. Laura Witkowski understands that some are excited about annual conference and some are overwhelmed. She offers some tips from 22 years of personal experience.

Fulfilling the Great Commission | presented by the Board of Laity

Fulfilling the Great Commission laity event

The Board of Laity is excited to offer an event to equip and challenge laypersons in Michigan to live out the call of The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. This… Continue Reading Fulfilling the Great Commission | presented by the Board of Laity

The wonder of Christmas

Wonder of Advent for a child

There have been some bright spots of wonder in these months of pandemic. For Annette Erbes, those include “the unexpected gift of quality time with children.”

Gospel on the ground during COVID

Lent during COVID

Jesus has continued to move among United Methodists during the COVID era and Michigan’s laity have taken his message “just where people are” since March of 2020.

How lay equalization is fulfilled

Lay equalization brings people to Annual Conference

How can a layperson attend Annual Conference as a voting member? There are two ways — election by a local church or selection by the district for Lay Equalization.

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