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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?

3 deresolutions for leaders

Leaders working a project

January 1st is a time for leaders to do new things and to evaluate those old things to stop doing.

Bishop Haller visits Ubuntu Center

Africa University Task Force 2011

Seven years after the West Michigan Conference celebrated a successful $500,000 fund drive for Africa University, Bishop Laurie Haller helps dedicate the Ubuntu Centre on the AU campus in Zimbabwe.

Power tips for women leaders

Woman leading group

Susan Beaumont says power accrues more easily to men than women, so women must learn how to use their power. 

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.

Keep your new appointment on track

The first 90 days of a new appointment are crucial. Here are eight tips for a healthy start.

Positively urgent

Tired of doom and gloom? Check out this article from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

Profile in leadership

Meet the Rev. Benton Heisler, newly named Director of Connectional Ministry for the Michigan Conference.

5 leadership lessons

Lovett H. Weems, Jr. outlines how his leadership was influenced by others in this Leading Ideas feature.

Knowing the next generation

Rev. Frank Powell encourages churches to understand rather than stigmatize Millennials.