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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.

Native Americans and United Methodism Course

Rev. Karen Wheat will offer a course on Native Americans and United Methodism. Mondays in October 5:00 – 7:00 pm Milwood UMC (3919 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001) A look… Continue Reading Native Americans and United Methodism Course

Western Waters District Lay Servant Fall Retreat – Registration is Closed

“Fall Retreat at the Lake”
September 22-23 — overnight lodging including meals is $45.
Order your own class book through the provided link.
Registration deadline is September 9 and class size is limited to first come, first served.
Register by paper (mail) or online (click the event post to read more and register) Continue Reading Western Waters District Lay Servant Fall Retreat – Registration is Closed

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

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.

Laity serve Jesus in plain view

Laity of Greater Detroit District train online

The Laity in The Michigan Conference have opportunities for certification through the Lay Servant Ministries program. Training is now online.  Jody Pratt explains.

COVID challenges test their faith

Bible holds hope in COVID times

This is the inspiring story of how the faith of four lay servants in southeast Michigan helped them cope with and manage COVID. 

Power in the Pew

“Lay Servants” Old and New” is the focus of this second blog by the Michigan Area laity.

The Michigan Conference