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Program staff shift into team ministry

Puzzle pieces coming together

The Michigan Conference’s new Connectional Ministries Team plans to equip and connect local churches through three key initiatives. The team invites you to meet them and learn more via online… Continue Reading Program staff shift into team ministry

Peer group to focus on healthy relationships

Family tree

Explore how your family system impacts work and relationships and learn practical methods to bring calmness to life when feeling stuck or anxious.

Basic Coach Training: Start Coaching Tomorrow

  A coaching primer formerly known as Basic Coach Training. Asking the right questions is an essential part of being a coach. Basic coaching skills can dramatically improve your effectiveness,… Continue Reading Basic Coach Training: Start Coaching Tomorrow

Protect yourself from scams and frauds

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Naomi García describes how to avoid scams we are liable to fall for by paying attention to what our body, heart, and spirit are telling us.

Ministry transitions call for coaching

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Naomi García outlines the coaching and conflict resolution resources available to those in ministry transition in the Michigan Conference.

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.

Coaching culture grows in Michigan

Coaching training ahead

The Michigan Conference’s lead coach, Naomi Garcia, explains the history of this significant initiative to develop a culture of coaching that is informative, transformative, and action-driven.

Coaching is like knitting

Yarn for knitting

Coaching can be hard to describe. Naomi Garcia suggests that knitting–making and connecting loops into something attractive and useful–is similar to the coaching experience.

Embracing a third way

Third Way celebrates human diversity

Naomi Garcia examines scripture and encourages others to join her in the anti-racism initiative of The Michigan Conference. It’s the third way; a Jesus thing to do.

Great training opportunities ahead

Looking for training

Coach training and the Readiness to Launch network are two excellent online offerings from the conference office of Congregational Vibrancy. Sign up now! 

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