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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.

PAPA’s Ministries active in Haiti

PAPA's ministry sponsored a gathering of 250 Haitians for fellowship and training.

PAPA’s Ministries, with the help of the Rev. Lamartiniere Lucien and David Draeger, is sponsoring educational seminars in partnership with the Methodist Church of Haiti.

Liberian women rise above COVID

Women in UMW project in Liberia

UMW in Liberia is training women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages. 

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! 

Advocacy Team Training

This 2 hr. interactive advocacy workshop will train participants how to be more effective advocates for peace and justice, even while isolated at home. We will go in-depth on FCNL’s relationship-based style of lobbying and teach fundamental skills of strategic interactions with members of Congress. We will take an action together, and participants will learn… Continue Reading Advocacy Team Training

Travel a new road with coach training

Training on the road to change

Step up your effectiveness as a leader and help others do the same. Basic Coach Training is your road to fresh insights and new action.

Learn to be a grassroots advocate

Advocate for Justice

Learn how to be an effective advocate for peace and justice in this two-hour online workshops scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 from 6-8 pm. 

Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

The Volunteer in Mission Training looks at the preparation before, time spent on site, and reflection after the team returns as well as paperwork, registrations, and insurance requirements for travel.  Teams or individuals looking at domestic or international mission work should consider this training to prepare their team for the mission journey.  Training is required… Continue Reading Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

Greater Southwest District Conference 2019

The 2019 Greater Southwest District Conference and Training Day features workshops focused on best practices for local churches. We have several of our Michigan Conference specialists coming to offer their insight into what works for ministry with children and youth. We’ll also have workshops on how your church can be in ministry with our growing… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Conference 2019