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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Increasing number of clergy are receiving their seminary degree from a United Methodist-affiliated institution.
Delegates consider matters concerning appointment, ordination and pastoral effectiveness.
A celebration of 60 years of full clergy rights for women will take place in Houston, TX.
The Rev. Ed Trimmer of Martin Methodist College reflects on the growing number of licensed local pastors in The United Methodist Church.