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Young adult ministry is a learning lab

Seed to Harvest is new young adult ministry

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.

Generous hearts ride COVID slopes

Generous kids and parents of Holt UMC

While COVID-19 has kept people apart for the past 12 months, United Methodist congregations have still come together in new ways. Generous gifts to Ministry Shares enabled exciting new ministries.

Giving and receiving in the city of Flint

Flint Freedom School 2020

Faithful payment of Ministry Shares makes good things happen. A visit to Flint, MI celebrates a church that paid 100% in a difficult year, and a ministry that adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.

Young Adult Ministries starts cohort

Cohort raises seedling

An 18-month cohort, facilitated by Young Adult Ministries, seeks to partner persons with seeds with others who will help those seeds grow. Young Adults are encouraged to sign up by March 15, 2021.

Michigan young adults hatch new ideas

Young adults in Ministry Incubator

“I look forward to launching a new cohort of imagineers who have ideas ready to be hatched,” says Lisa Batten. Ministry Incubators and Wesley Theological Seminary are Michigan Conference partners.

Michigan US-2s share

Trisha Manns advocates for US-2s.

Here are two great opportunities to get acquainted with young adult missionaries in Michigan. Join the conversation October 8th at 5pm.

US-2s share love in Kalamazoo

US 2 Emily Burns on the grow in Kalamazoo

The first of two features introducing six Global Mission Fellows working in Michigan ministry settings. Meet the US-2s of Kalamazoo.

Value of coaching explained

Coaching training ahead

High-quality coaching is coming to the Michigan Conference. A 16-week online training experience begins in October. Here’s how you can benefit.

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.

Profile in leadership

Lisa Batten receives Golden Yam Award

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Lisa Batten, the leader of Young Adult Initiatives.