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Leadership involves 4 C’s

Harriet Tubman, portrait of leadership

Director for the Lewis Center for Church Leadership encourages today’s leaders to harness power like two historic African American figures did over a century ago.

Summoning the Courage to Lead

Seasons of life require courage

In the face of upheavals in the church and in the nation, The Michigan Conference Office of Clergy Excellence is hosting three Courage to Lead retreats.

Midwest District Workshops and Conference

This is a great opportunity to learn at the workshops offered at 10am and 11am. Enjoy a nice lunch then stay for the Midwest District Conference where you will hear an update about the “state of the district”. Listen to what’s been accomplished this year, so far, and hear about plans for the future. Continue Reading Midwest District Workshops and Conference

Elders under age 35 keep dropping

Jarrod Caltrider, a clergyman under 35

Lewis Center for Church Leadership reports the number of U.S. elders under age 35 has declined for three straight years.

20 years of home-grown leadership

Mission Intern Sarah Alexander

The Mission Intern Program of The Michigan Area is celebrating 20 years of encouragement to young adults spending their summer exploring servant ministry.

AC 2019 is ‘greenhouse for leadership’

Persons holding placards during opening worship

The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.

AC members learn about leadership

Small child at Annual Conference

Bishop David Bard called the church a “greenhouse” in his opening sermon on May 30. Seeds of leadership continued to be planted throughout the course of the 2019 Annual Conference.

AC 2019 focuses on leadership

person standing out from the crowd

The theme of the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference is Bold and Effective Leadership. Four women will preach, teach, and witness to bring the theme to life.

Mission Intern applications now open

Mission Interns serving at Cass Community Social Services.

The Mission Intern Program of The Michigan Conference offers young adults an eight-week opportunity to be in ministry with children.

Top ten leadership competencies

Woman kneeling in a church sanctuary

What does it take to be a principled, Christian leader? What do strong leaders in the church need to be successful in 2019 and beyond?

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