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Virtual church will continue

Virtual church is here to stay, even post-COVID-19, says one Louisiana pastor.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the ways in which we worship together, and one United Methodist pastor in Louisiana says the change is for the good as his ministry has expanded.

Good to be together

Clergy and laity find renewal and inspiration during the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference.

Attendees reflect on their experiences at this year’s Annual Conference, feeling renewed and inspired as they return home to their places of ministry.

AC presents awards and honors

Michele Weston receives the Harry Denman Evangelism Award from Dirk Elliott.

Awards and recognitions were given to individuals and congregations at the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference in honor of outstanding service.

Celebrating extraordinary women

Women guiding children

Three Michigan clergy women talk about mentors who made a difference in their faith journeys. Who were the women who inspired YOU growing up?

Being better at church business

Business plan for ministry

Glenn Wagner offers ideas from scripture and from experience about how to help churches with the business details of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The challenges that face us

When facing challenges, get back in touch

By the Rev. Paul Perez, this month’s blog is part two of a series reflecting on the Michigan Conference’s Strategic Directions. It focuses on the missional and connectional challenges facing… Continue Reading The challenges that face us

Jesus proved every life is a ministry

Ministry opportunities around the world

James Kang, writing for Rethink Church, says now is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embrace the idea that ministry can happen with “a congregation of one.”

32 coaches now taking assignments

Coaches help leaders grow

Michigan Conference-trained coaches are helping leaders experiencing transition. These one-hour coaching sessions last for 12-14 months. Want a coach? Fill out the Coaching Request Form.

Pastoring the digital parish

Resources for Digital ministry

“Pastoring in the Digital Parish” is “the digital ministry class you missed in seminary,” according to the Rev. Ryan Dunn, who hosts the podcast produced by United Methodist Communications.

Prayer power connects people

Prayer group in Atlanta GA

Rev. Jacqui King lives by the scripture about loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself. King says, “For me, prayer is that love… Continue Reading Prayer power connects people

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