2016 Fall Conference Recap

The 2016 Fall Mission Center Conference was once again held at Saginaw Valley State University.  On Friday, Nov. 4 registration opened and a worship experience helped the nearly 100 people gathered to focus on the theme "A Future of Hope" and center on Community of...

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Giftedness and Calling – Week of October 24, 2016

“No. 7: Mission is a unique expression of giftedness and calling. Mission emerges from our collective and unique giftedness and when we use our gifts for the sake of creating communities of peace and justice.” What does this mean, and how does this impact how our...

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Mission is Contextual* – Week of Oct. 10

Leading Mission Tip -- After a few weeks involving travel and enjoying grandchildren and grandnephews/nieces, I’m back with another Leading Mission Tip! I hope mission center folks are finding these useful; if not, let me know what I can do to clarify how...

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Reunion/Family Camp Director Application

Applications are now being accepted for the following events: Reunion @ Sanford Campground - June 22-27, 2018 Reunion @ Park of the Pines - July 13-20, 2018 The Michigan Mission Center sponsors reunions/family camps for all ages at four campgrounds owned and operated...

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Are We Ever Satisfied?

I recently read a comical illustration about how most of us are never satisfied with what we have.   In this story, a married couple, George and Marlene, had been married for 40 years. George had just turned 60 years old a few months earlier and they were celebrating...

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What is Generosity?

What is Generosity? The Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary defines generosity as: the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish; the quality of being generous; especially: willingness to give money and other valuable things to others. So how do we as...

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Stewardship: It’s Our Choice

Stewardship: It's Our Choice In a recent meeting that we had with some of our Michigan church leaders, it was brought up by a couple of folks, that we don't seem to talk much in our sermons about stewardship anymore.  That's not the first time I've heard that...

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Youth Camp Director Application

The Michigan Mission Center sponsors summer youth camps for senior high, junior high, and junior age children at three campgrounds owned and operated by Community of Christ in Michigan. Please contact Winnie Johnston, Youth Camp Coordinator, at...

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Response from USA Apostles to Shooting in Orlando

The USA Team of Apostles has authored the following letter in response to the violence that occurred on June 12, 2016 at the Pulse night club in Orlando, FL resulting in the death of 49 people.  Please share this letter with other disciples and friends. Click Here for...

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2nd Principle: Jesus’ Mission — Week of May 23, 2016

“Christ’s mission is our mission”! OK, so what was Jesus’ mission? Community of Christ has taken Jesus’ proclamation in Luke 4:18-19 as signaling his primary focus. Luke 4:18-19 records an event that occurred toward the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, when he went to...

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