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Young adults want to be part of the church

Campus minister talking to university students

Feedback from young adult listening sessions has led the Michigan Conference Board of Young People’s Ministries to chart a way forward with new ministry offerings for 2024.

Youth Mission Journey planned for June 2024

Michigan youth on a mission trip in Tennessee

Michigan youth are invited to join other United Methodist youth in Iowa this summer for an immersion experience learning how to alleviate poverty.

Young People’s Ministries offers grants

Making friends at youth conference

Applications for mini-grants of $500 to $1,500 are due November 15 for churches that offer youth or young adult ministries in marginalized contexts.

Being ourselves and living different

Youth choir at church conference

Young people from around the United Methodist connection, including one from Michigan, reflect on the ‘life-changing’ Youth 2023, held in Florida.

Ready to travel to YOUTH 2023?

YOUTH 2023 logo

Every four years, United Methodist youth from across the connection gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship. Are your church’s youth ready to attend YOUTH 2023 in Daytona… Continue Reading Ready to travel to YOUTH 2023?

Is confirmation still important?

Youth participating in a service project

What does confirmation look like for youth today? Rev. Christy Miller White says confirmation can be engaging and relevant, and she can assist in resourcing congregations to find the best… Continue Reading Is confirmation still important?

Youth ministry workshops to equip leaders

Small group of youth

The Timothy Circle and Perkins School of Theology Office of External Programs sponsors a series of six free, online workshops to help congregations improve ministry with youth, ages 14-24.

Heritage District youth bond in mission

Youth removing tree limbs during a mission trip.

Youth from four Heritage District congregations form friendships and faith while engaging in mission at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit.

Faith formation moves into future

Coaches trained online

The pandemic has presented challenges to leaders involved in faith formation. Christy Miller White and Kathy Pittenger offer support with three new cohorts starting in January 2022.

Planning Your Ministry Year


Feel like you are always rushing at the last minute? Need a reset? Just starting out in children’s/youth ministry and not sure where to begin? Come to “The Basics of… Continue Reading Planning Your Ministry Year

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