Protection Policy

The Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church is committed to ensuring that we provide safe places of worship and fellowship to everyone we serve. The Protection Policy Team is committed to ensuring quality and consistency in training and application process, accessibility and ease of use for users, and expediting the process for both applicants… Continue Reading Protection Policy

Michigan Area School for License as a Local Pastor

We hope you can join us for this year’s School for Pastoral Ministry presentation of “Streams of Healing Water”  Featuring: Rev. Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary/CEO Discipleship Ministries UMC and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, Chief Connectional Officer of the Connectional Table UMC Tuesday, August 20 – Wednesday, August 21 The purpose of the School for License… Continue Reading Michigan Area School for License as a Local Pastor

Website Checkup

Thou Shalt Have a Website. District Superintendent, Reverend David Kim has a goal: 100% of Central Bay District churches will have a functional website by District Conference on October 19, 2019.  Currently more than half of the district churches do not.  Where does your church stand? Cast a wider net. Get discovered by a  broader… Continue Reading Website Checkup

Meet Your EngageMI Ambassadors

There have been questions regarding the new EngageMI program and these people are knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and meet with those mission people in the churches who would like that.  Please feel free to suggest these ambassadors to those that need help in understanding and reporting the Learn, Give, Act program for 2019. … Continue Reading Meet Your EngageMI Ambassadors

Native American Pastor Shares

Rev. Carmen Cook hopes the church will become more inclusive in embracing worship styles of other cultures, including Native American. “We don’t need to make all people white. That’s an insult,” she observes. “If we respect our different cultures and practice loving each other for who we are, that would take us a long way,”… Continue Reading Native American Pastor Shares

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