Annual Conference 2017 may look and feel different than any conference we’ve ever had. But one thing will not change … we will experience God’s overwhelming power through worship, mission and celebration.

We’ll learn and grow and return home with a renewed spirit to be true disciples. Learn more about all of the exciting programs being planned for this year’s event.

Welcome Bar-Be-Que

On our first night together, we will welcome Bishop David Bard with a fun-filled evening of barbeque and entertainment. Make plans to be a part of this special evening.

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Design Team

Since the 2015 vote to merge Michigan’s two conferences, the Design Team has been working hard to ensure the transition is smooth and effective. This year, we’ll hear more about this critical process and have a chance to provide input.


We will pray, praise, listen and respond to the Lord who calls us in order to send us into the world. We will honor our saints, ordain new clergy, celebrate the ministry of our new Bishop, and be inspired  in service and mission to God’s world.



One of the highlights of annual conference is the ordination of new elders and deacons. This year, we will celebrate the Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Election in a combined service with candidates from both the West Michigan and Detroit conferences. Be a part of this special time of welcoming.