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Recruit some virtual volunteers

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Even when they can’t be physically present, there are people who would love to lend a hand in cyber service. Make a plan and start recruiting virtual volunteers today.

Profile in leadership

Laura Witkowski and map of Michigan

Meet Laura Witkowski, who began leadership as an Associate Director of Lay Leadership Development for The Michigan Conference on July 1, 2018. She is ready to partner with local church in BIG dreams.

If I had a hammer

Hammer and Nail

In this “Power in the Pew” Laity Blog, Anne Soles encourages Michigan disciples to put their spiritual tools to work.

Leaders lend a hand to local churches

Conference Lay Leader, Anne Soles, encourages local church leaders to make contact with five new staff of the Michigan Conference staff in order to partner for Christ-centered ministry.

Power in the pew

This month’s laity blog considers how people and communities remain faithful in the midst of change.

Farewell Service & Reception for Bill Haggard

A farewell service and reception for retiring Grand Rapids District Superintendent, Bill Haggard is being planned for Sunday, May 6 from 3-5pm. Continue Reading Farewell Service & Reception for Bill Haggard

Raising an Ebenezer

In this edition of, “Power in the pew,” Anne Soles describes an ongoing hunger for hope.

GR Metro Ministry Annual Meeting & Hands-On Ministry Showcase

This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about the work being done locally and how you can get involved. Plus, it’s a great way to network with all the wonderful folks who are working to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the Grand Rapids area. Continue Reading GR Metro Ministry Annual Meeting & Hands-On Ministry Showcase

Laity with a passion for mission

Deaconesses and Home Missioners are laywomen and laymen called by God to a lifetime of service.

Freeing laity for ministry

The pastor of Bee Creek UMD in Spicewood, TX, says it’s time to tap the power of the laity.

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