Growing your church without walls
Ten months ago, each church in The Michigan Conference seemed to change overnight. Dirk Elliott, Director of Congregational Vibrancy, shares best practices for continuing multi-site ministry once COVID restrictions lift.
Guide to counting virtual worship attendance
Year-end reports are coming. This is the standardized guide to counting virtual worship attendance for the Michigan Conference.
Online worship is a weekly lifeline
Michigan’s United Methodists have been in worship from home since March 15. These five pastors report how technology has enabled the spread of the gospel to members and to neighbors.
Closed on Friday, connected on Sunday
On Friday, March 13, Bishop David Bard asked all Michigan churches in his care to be closed to in-person events. On Sunday, less than 48 hours later, congregations came together… Continue Reading Closed on Friday, connected on Sunday