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Clergy asked, ‘And are you still alive?’

Alive In Christ. Tania Dozeman ordained Elder at Troy, Michigan

It was not the typical Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination held on June 8. But the celebration that took place at Troy Historic Village confirmed, we ARE yet alive.

Special day for clergy at Troy Historic Village

Tania Dozeman ordained at Troy Historic Village

The 2021 Service of Recognition, Commissioning and Ordination blended the traditional and the new as Bishop David Bard blessed 36 candidates for ministry on June 8 at Troy Historic Village.

A journey toward ordination

Ordination on horizon

Tania Dozeman shares some “random thoughts about the experience of a second career person’s journey toward ordination at the end of a pandemic as the UMC faces a split.”

Leading in times of turmoil

Jennie Browne preaching on Saturday at Annual Conference 2019, for such a time as this.

As Esther rose up to lead in “such a time as this,” these men and women rose up in 2019 in response to God’s call to serve in a stressful time.

AC 2019 is ‘greenhouse for leadership’

Persons holding placards during opening worship

The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.

Uptick in graduations from UM schools

Increasing number of clergy are receiving their seminary degree from a United Methodist-affiliated institution.

Clergy issues put to vote

Delegates consider matters concerning appointment, ordination and pastoral effectiveness.

Global Clergywomen Gathering Aug. 29-31, 2016

A celebration of 60 years of full clergy rights for women will take place in Houston, TX.

Thoughts on clergy trends

Ordination 2013

The Rev. Ed Trimmer of Martin Methodist College reflects on the growing number of licensed local pastors in The United Methodist Church.