Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

2023 Charge Conferences

Central Bay District 2023 Church Charge Conference and SPRC meetings Partnering with you to bring people to Jesus. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. It’s here, its here!! Conference time is moving in fast. Ahhh, I can almost smell the newly sharpened pencils. Oh how I LOVE Church Charge Conferences. Central Bay,… Continue Reading 2023 Charge Conferences

What’s Your Christmas Look Like?

No, really…what do you have on the calendar for children this Advent season? Is the Children’s Pageant on the calendar? Do you have Christmas Eve services planned differently this year, since Christmas Eve is on a Sunday? How are you welcoming children and youth during the entire month? Advent is a unique and busy time… Continue Reading What’s Your Christmas Look Like?

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

Register Now for Communications Learning Week

Communication is the key to unlocking your potential. United Methodist Communications is firmly committed to helping you maximize the features of today’s communications vehicles as you go forth and “make disciples of all nations.” Communications Impact Week is underway. It’s not too late to take part! United Methodist Communications is firmly committed to helping you… Continue Reading Register Now for Communications Learning Week

Starting and Sustaining: A Michigan Conference Board of Global Ministries Event

Wanting to connect the church and community? Wondering how best to sustain and grow a vital ministry? Looking for another approach after good plans don’t work in the same way? Get more information >>>

Charge Conference Expectation

This year at each Connexion Zone Church Conference you are asked to highlight an upcoming ministry in and/or with your community by creating an invitation you would use to share with the people of your community. The invitation that is deemed the most attractive, as in the most likely to attract persons to the ministry… Continue Reading Charge Conference Expectation

Board of Laity Grants Available

Opportunities to improve leadership and communications skills and resources for faith formation and anti-racism are abundant! Perhaps you hope to participate in some continued training or wish to provide resources to laity.  If your church is lacking the funds to offer continued education or resources for laity and a grant would place these opportunities within… Continue Reading Board of Laity Grants Available

Family Systems and Coaching Training

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

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 Ministry Shares >>>

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

Central Bay District