Tag: Lisa Batten
Let go. Rest. Incubate.
Lisa Batten’s recent experience at the UMC LEAD Conference affirmed that we, as the church, must continually evaluate what we’re doing so that we can risk something new.
Finding sacred spaces of hope
Members of a growing Michigan Conference Contemplative Cohort invite you to spend Fridays in Advent exploring a form of contemplative prayer. This week, Lisa Batten encourages us to create sacred… Continue Reading Finding sacred spaces of hope
Ministry incubation, Seed to Harvest
The second cohort of ministry incubators is now being sought. Those with the seed of an idea for new ministry will be given the support and tools they need to… Continue Reading Ministry incubation, Seed to Harvest
Student Day blesses MI scholars
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry provides loans and grants from the Student Sunday Offering. This year’s offering is set for November 28.
Ministry Incubation is not ‘fairy dust’
In 2020, ten young adults of The Michigan Conference made up a new pilot group of Ministry Incubators. Ministry Incubation now moves on to a second phase involving local churches.
Young adults serve through MI-1
The Michigan Conference has long been a leader in leadership development with young adults. A new program, MI-1, provides 18 to 28-year-olds opportunities for service.
Campus Ministry back to school
During the pandemic, Wesley Campus Ministries remained committed to the needs and dreams of young adults. Now they welcome students back to campuses around the state.
Michigan gets a helping hand
Please welcome three new Global Mission Fellows. Meet the women who arrived in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Detroit for two years of service with God’s people in The Michigan Conference.
Our summer interns transform the world
They are growing in faith by serving God’s people. The Summer Intern Program is an eight-week experience that places young adults in churches and non-profit sites around The Michigan Conference.
Young adult ministry is a learning lab
As the church emerges from COVID, young adult ministries offers a spirit of experimentation and learning that will help build and grow the Michigan Conference.