The Faith Formation Mission Area Team seeks to empower local churches and clergy in facilitating their worship, education and call.

To achieve this vision we participate in leadership in the following conference wide work and services:

•Youth Initiative/MUCCY (Michigan UCC Youth):
Creating networking possibilities for youth on facebook, blogs, e-mail group, etc.  Developing a youth event in conjunction with the Michigan Conference Annual Meeting.  Gathering Association representatives (adults and youth) to meet for planning youth events regionally and conference-wide.  Promoting regional and national youth events.
Contact:  Rev. Dr. Todd Farley toddsfarley@gmail.com

•Comma work:
Reminding clergy and churches about discernment:  Discernment is the art of listening to our inner selves and learning to recognize (discern) movements that arise from the Holy Spirit within us and distinguish them from those which do not.  This is true for individuals and community life together.
Contact:  Rev. Cheryl Burke cheryl@michucc.org

•Partners in Education (PIE):
Are available to help local congregations with ministries of education!  Offer workshops to help leaders in congregations plan and develop vibrant ministries of education.
Contact:  Rev. Jeffrey Dick  pastorjeffreyd@yahoo.com

•STEM (Systematic Training for Effective Ministry):
Supporting and connecting with the work of STEM, whose mission in partnership with the Christian Church (DOC) is:  to equip lay leaders, Christian educators, and licensed ministers to carry out their varied ministries through Biblical study, spiritual formation, and by developing leadership skills.
Contact:  Anne McCauslin  annemccauslin1@yahoo.com

•Networking Secretaries:
MICHOSSN -
Michigan Office Support Staff Network
Michigan is connecting with the National United Church of Christ Office Support Staff Network (UCCOSSN) and encourages all church office staff to connect as well. 

 How churches can engage with this team:

·Attend meetings and/or pray for the team.
·Support MUCCY events.
·Join the Facebook page, contribute to the blog.
·Invite a Partner in Education to provide a workshop in your congregation or Association around educational resources available in the UCC.
·Practice discernment in your meetings...share your experiences with the team and other congregations.
·Send church leaders to STEM class for further learning and leadership development.
·Encourage your office staff to join the Michigan Office Support Staff Network (MICHOSSN) and become part of UCCOSSN.

Upcoming Opportunities:


2017 Meeting Dates:
To be determined

 

Team Contact Information:
Chair:   
Staff:   Rev. Campbell Lovett, scclovett@michucc.org  517-332-3511 x205

Additional information