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2024 Clergy Retreat

February 5-7, 2024 CranHill Ranch 14444 17 Mile Rd. Rodney, MI  49342 “Healing & Restoration”  Everyone has been hurt in their lifetime.  Hurts have come from family, friends, co-workers, even the church.  Those hurts can cause division, broken relationships and deep wounds.  During this clergy retreat, each of you will be introduced to a Biblical tool… Continue Reading 2024 Clergy Retreat

The Countdown Begins: Exploration 2024 is Almost Here!

Applicants from within the district may be eligible for a scholarship to assist with costs. Dear Friends, We’re excited to announce registration is officially open for Exploration 2024. We invite you to join us for three days of meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops. Exploration was created for young adults between the ages of 18-26 with the purpose of… Continue Reading The Countdown Begins: Exploration 2024 is Almost Here!

Church Conference Invitation Challenge

The 2023 Church Conferences by Connexon Zone included a challenge to create an invitation to a ministry or mission event that was so enticing that we would all want to attend or participate. Of course, even the best invitation is useless if it is not sent out and shared. So, in addition to having a… Continue Reading Church Conference Invitation Challenge

Adult Leaders Needed!

Your Central Bay Youth Leadership Team has an awesome plan for the 2024 Summer Youth Mission Trip! We’ll be bringing hope to our District’s backyard in Big Rapids, Michigan. The trip will take place between June 23 and 29, 2024. Depending on the group size, we may even stay on the Ferris State Campus and… Continue Reading Adult Leaders Needed!

Lay Equalization Members to 2024 Annual Conference

It’s that time of year again when laity have an opportunity to apply to serve as equalization members to the Michigan Annual Conference which will be conducted during the period May 30 through June 1, 2024. To be considered to serve as equalization members, applicants must meet church membership requirements; apply to our District Co-Lay… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members to 2024 Annual Conference

Employee Assistance Program

Our EAP program is for clergy and their families to deal with a number of personal, job or family related problems. They provide limited free counseling and then will provide a referral for longer term counseling. They provide legal assistance and financial services as well. I’m attaching the Fact Sheet for our EAP. We often… Continue Reading Employee Assistance Program

11 Steps to Make Christmas Your Best Outreach of the Year

This isn’t your typical “Christmas Outreach Ideas” post, where you’d get a list of 25 random things. Rather, it’s a simple 11-step plan to supercharge your Christmas Outreach efforts. Read more >>>

Catch 22

We don’t have any children at our church, so we don’t plan children’s events. So you’re OK with the lack of children in your church then, because what are they supposed to come to? Remember the movie Field of Dreams, “if you build it, they will come”? How can you get children in to your… Continue Reading Catch 22

Join the Admin Connection!

Administrative Assistants….Let’s Connect! Calling all admins (full/part time, paid/volunteer, overworked/under-utilized) we want to connect. Please join us for a monthly Zoom gathering the second Wednesday of each month. 11:30-Noon. October 10, 2023, Promoting Events November 14, 2023 December 12, 2023 Join us every single month, or just when you can – this is going to… Continue Reading Join the Admin Connection!

Fall LSM Classes

Basic LSM Class Lay Servant Ministries, of Central Bay District, invites you to attend a class that introduces you to Lay Speaking/Lay Servant Ministries. God calls us all to a life of servanthood as disciples of Jesus Christ. This class will give you an opportunity to explore all the possibilities of ministry and service within… Continue Reading Fall LSM Classes

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