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

Fall LSM Classes

Register online >>> Download the flyer >>> Basic Class Class Sessions: Saturdays October 8 and 15, 9:30am – 3:00pm Location: Rose City Trinity UMC 125 W. Main St., Rose City, MI Note: Lunch will be provided. Read the first 3 chapters of the book before the class. Class Facilitator: Pastor Helen Alford – helenea@yahoo.com Purchase… Continue Reading Fall LSM Classes

2022 Charge Conference Information

SPRC Pre-Conference Zoom link >>> Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh….GUESS WHAT SEASON IT IS?? Yup, you know it. Church Charge Conferences are about to begin. (insert loud, headbanging music). So much to be excited about. But wait…there is MORE!! Paperwork is going to look a little different this year. Here are… Continue Reading 2022 Charge Conference Information

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

The Future of the UMC

The future of the UMC depends on the decisions made by all United Methodists.  As the United Methodist Church waits to learn if a gathering of the global denomination will take place in August 2022, many are looking for answers about what may happen and the impact on their local church.  The conference has assembled… Continue Reading The Future of the UMC

Youth Mission Trip 2022

REGISTER TODAY! Registration and information sheet below – submit registration to Jennifer Lane at ced@mtpfumc.org Get more details >>>Registration form and medical release >>>Pay via PayPal >>>

Clergy Retreat

February 21-23, 2022Bay Shore Camp & Family Ministries450 N Miller RdSebewaing, MI 48759 Dear Pastors; You are invited to the Central Bay District Clergy Retreat  on February 21, 22, and 23, at Bay Shore Camp in Sebawaing, MI The planning team has worked hard with Bay Shore Camp to provide you with a restful, educational… Continue Reading Clergy Retreat

Lay Equalization Member to Annual Conference

Each congregation elects at least one lay member of annual conference. Equal numbers of clergy and laity are members of annual conference, so each congregation elects a number of lay members equal to the number of clergy for that congregation. Additional at-large equalization lay members are selected by the board of laity to reach the… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Member to Annual Conference

2021 Church Conferences

It’s here. It’s here…can you smell the freshly sharpened pencils and the hear the rustle of the paperwork? Charge Conference is BACK! Hopefully, better than ever. There is so much info to share, don’t be afraid to read over this note more than once. In this world of Covid19 we have all learned flexibility is important.… Continue Reading 2021 Church Conferences