2023 Pre-Retirement Seminar

The Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, will be held October 2-3, 2023 at the Delamar, Traverse City, Michigan. This seminar is designed to assist you in planning for your retirement. Read more >>>

Update Leadership Information in Brick River

Churches can stay connected to the conference and well-informed by updating their 2023 leadership roster in the Michigan Conference’s database. Calling all churches within the Michigan Conference! Have you updated your 2023 leadership roster in Brick River, the official Michigan Conference database? It’s simple to do. Plus, it’s essential so we can stay connected and… Continue Reading Update Leadership Information in Brick River

One to One Interview Time!

Hello incoming and current Central Bay pastors! It’s time to schedule your One to One Interview with DS Kasper for 2023. One to One Interviews are for pastors who WILL be in Central Bay District July 1st. If you are retiring or if your church is in a new district after July 1, you do not… Continue Reading One to One Interview Time!

Transition Coaching

Your new appointment qualifies you for up to 12 coaching sessions! Download the full flyer and more information >>>

Two mandated trainings in 2023

All appointed clergy, including those serving in retirement, and laypersons assigned as District Superintendent Assignments Healthy Boundaries (Clergy Sexual Ethics) Online Training/March – May, 2023 WHY IT IS MANDATED For the last three decades, quadrennial training in the area of clergy sexual ethics has been required in the Michigan Conference and its predecessor conferences. The… Continue Reading Two mandated trainings in 2023

2023 CB District Ministry Shares

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

Clergy Retreat

Registration is Open! January 23-25, 2023  – THE CENTRAL BAY CLERGY RETREAT             Available to all Clergy and those clergy serving in Retirement             At Bay Shore Camp.                         Theme:  “Enough”   What is enough?  Am I enough?  What is your worth?  Who or what                                               determines it?  What does God say about enough? … Continue Reading Clergy Retreat

Michigan Conference LSM Resources

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. Lay Servant ministries can be a significant component of any discipleship… Continue Reading Michigan Conference LSM Resources

Message From Your District Lay Leader

MESSAGE BEING OFFERED BY YOUR DISTRICT LAY LEADERYour District Lay Leader, Denny Wissinger, is offering to visit your church during aworship service to share his message entitled, “Role of Laity.” Included in hismessage will be:o How Lay Servant Ministry training can help equip laityo Specific roles and duties of lay leaderso Ways laity can effectively… Continue Reading Message From Your District Lay Leader

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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