Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

MLK Jr Scholarship Packets are available now Fill-able Application packet – PDF Application deadline: December 1, 2020 January 10, 2021 Celebration Honoring MLK Jr and Scholarship Recipients  – Flyer PDF

2020 Charge Conferences

Here is what you need to know about charge conferences this year:

2021 Equalization Applications Available

It is time again to nominate Lay Equalization members to the Michigan Annual Conference. Tentative plans are to hold a modified in-person conference June 3-6, 2021 at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI. Conference schedules and format could change as they did in 2020 based on public health realities. The Greater Detroit District seeks to… Continue Reading 2021 Equalization Applications Available

District Annual Conference Materials

2020 GDD Annual Conference

2020 District Conference Complete Conference Video (here) Welcome from the District Superintendent (PDF) Conference Materials District Superintendent Message (PDF) Agenda, 2019 Meeting Minutes, Nominations Report (PDF) Proposed 2021 District Budget (PDF) Workshop Handouts “A Wesleyan Approach to Leadership” Rev. David Nellist Pastor, Dearborn: First UMC Covenant Prayers   PDF  or  Word Connection Card  PDF or… Continue Reading District Annual Conference Materials

Revitalization Resources

Have you seen the resource Rev. Gary Step, Assoc. Director of Congregational Vibrancy, has assembled to support your efforts to revitalize your church setting?  If not, check them out here (link).  There is something for everyone, topics include: CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION Benefits Health Plans Retirement Plans Welfare Plans Wellness Initiatives Benefits Ministry Shares Finance/Treasury Contact Database… Continue Reading Revitalization Resources

Lay Servant Ministries – Fall 2020

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND EQUIPPING RESOURCE The current listing of approved textbooks and course offerings is here. Also included are the directions for ordering textbooks. FALL CLASS SCHEDULE Schedule overview Registration form with instructions here.

Motor City Wesley Partnerships

MOTOR CITY WESLEY is a collection of student-led missional communities interested in putting their faith into action. Typically each cohort experience consists of weekly discussions about Detroit, creativity, theology, homelessness, poverty, healthy food access, and God’s work of justice and reconciliation through Christ. Guests from Detroit non-profits and churches join in to share their experience… Continue Reading Motor City Wesley Partnerships

The Church and Covid-19

Covid and the Church

Reflection by Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr. Greater Detroit District Superintendent July 1, 2020 – Back in February 2020, I was busy like most of you with the routines of ministry and my life:

Online Ministry and Your Protection Policy

Policy Protection Review

As we are have increased online ministry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is an important time to make sure

GDD Social Media News

The Marketing & Communications Ministry is the official communication arm of the Greater Detroit District.  We follow the same content submission guidelines as the Michigan Area Conference of The United Methodist Church.  District News—website, eNewsletter and social media—exist to share information on behalf of the conference and district in support of equipping local churches for… Continue Reading GDD Social Media News