Amigo Centre: Pastors are invited to spend time in retreat at Amigo Centre, Sturgis, MI, using the walking trails and the Nature and Activities centers. Amigo offers a reduced price per night for the room for a pastor (no extra charge for spouse); meal costs are discounted if meals are already being served. Call (269) 651-2811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hermitage: The Hermitage, Three Rivers, MI, offers 62 acres of rolling hills as a place of retreat, as well as resources for spiritual direction. Guest rooms and cabins are available.
- NEW Congregational Resource Guide from the Center for Congregations
- Building Communities of Hope
- Christian Formation Resources-Living in the Word
- Congregational Coaches
- Spiritual Direction Resources
- Advent/Lent Planners (AMBS): These annual events take place in fall (for Advent) and winter (for Lent) and are based on the worship resources published in Leader Magazine. More information and upcoming dates can be found at AMBS Church Leadership Center workshops.
There are a number of Service Resources involving work with:
- Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
- Mennonite Mission Network
- Mennonite Voluntary Service
- Service Adventure
- Youth Venture
Leadership Training and Development
- !Explore (AMBS)
- Everence Sharing Fund Matching Grants
- School for Leadership Training (EMS)
- Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation (EMS)
Conference provides resources and staffing to help congregations fulfill their mission:
- Guidance to find qualified pastoral candidates and training opportunities for current leaders
- A community of peers, connecting regularly to dream, pray, and discern
- Access to staff, specialized teams, and other resources not otherwise available to most churches
- Matching Capital Grants for Churches
- Pastoral Family Assistance Program
- Insurance for church staff
- Streamlined donations process for congregations (send the contribution receipt with one check to the IMMC office, which then distributes the contribution to all recipients).