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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!

Ministry Shares

2024 Ministry Shares >>> Checks payable to: Central Bay DistrictMail to: Central Bay DistrictPO Box 5386Saginaw, MI 48603First half due May firstSecond half due October firstTotal to be paid in full by October 31, 2024 989.793.8838 or [email protected] call or email with any questions Download the full list of 2023 Ministry Shares >>>

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!

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

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

CC Schedule

Zone 1: Oct. 21 at Pigeon: First UMC Zone 2: Sept. 30 at Vassar UMC Zone 3: Oct. 7 at Frankenmuth UMC Zone 4: Sept. 16 at Freeland UMC Zone 5: Sept. 23 at Mt. Pleasant: First UMC Zone 6: Oct. 14 at Farwell UMC Zone 7: Nov. 4 at Bay City: Grace UMC Zone… Continue Reading CC Schedule

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 >>>

Family Systems and Coaching Training

Want clarity on what’s important to you? Three opportunities begin this fall. 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

Are You a Pastor in Transition? Prepare Yourself

The first 90 days of a new appointment can help “set the stage for success or sow the seeds of trouble and potential failure,” says Michael Watkins. The first of two articles on pastoral transition. When pastors receive a new appointment, they have 90 days to prove themselves, gain credibility and start to establish positive… Continue Reading Are You a Pastor in Transition? Prepare Yourself

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