Good social media creates community. Paul Reissmann explains how Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter connect God’s people across The Michigan Conference.
The Indianapolis Plan for proposed UMC separation, is being put forward by a group including traditional, progressive, and centrist viewpoints.
Rev. Chris Ritter says of the Bard-Jones Plan, “They want to end our impasse by providing a means of separation.”
On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.
Will the denomination act toward schism or splinter? The author says it’s still too soon to tell what might happen. He urges careful consideration of consequences.
Church membership data plays a critical role in denominational decision-making. Heather Hahn explains how church leaders gather the information and the role it plays.
The current issue of Circuit Rider Magazine offers ten perspectives concerning possibilities for the UMC future plus some practical counsel.
In this month’s blog, Home Words Bound, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls life on the farm in Indiana and ponders the future of The United Methodist Church.
Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai chairs the UMC’s Connectional Table. She shares about rich connections she experienced at her home Annual Conference.
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.