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Ministry Incubation is not ‘fairy dust’

Incubation with books

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

MI-1 serves at NOAH

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

Campus Food Pantry at FSU Wesley

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

Young people lend a hand in Michigan

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

Serving in Detroit

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

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.