Bold & Effective Leaders. Vibrant Congregations. Ministry and Mission. These Christ-centered aspects of the Michigan Conference’s vision inspired conference members to embrace their story.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Continue Reading Rhythms of Grace – Faith Formation Leaders Day of Self Care – Redeemer UMC, Dewitt
The Rev. Dr. Jerome DeVine cautions pastors and laypersons to not put the “new wine” produced during the pandemic back into old wineskins.
Bishop David Bard thanks church leaders for their patience and careful planning for the common good as a corner is turned in the pandemic.
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.
Vision casting is essential now that local churches are returning to in-person activities. It’s time to ask “Why?” and “What?” before asking “Who?” and “How?”
In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop Bard considers what scripture, poets, and everyday experience reveal about the challenges of holding it together.
2020 was an uphill climb for many congregations. That’s why REACH leaders invite pastors and laity to take steps to greater vibrancy with Network Groups.
In response to “emerging priorities and pandemic realities,” The Michigan Conference announces staff changes involving four leaders. In July 2021, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne becomes Clergy Assistant to the… Continue Reading New leaders in the new year ahead
Joy Barrett serves on a new technology study team looking at online options to accommodate full participation of 900 delegates and leaders participating in the General Conference from four continents.