Ministry Fair

Ministry Fair


Each year, our Diocese hosts a Ministry Fair. This training and information day continues to be an engaging and life-giving learning opportunity for our diocese. Since 2002, we have consistently offered important workshops from lay and clergy congregational leaders on relevant topics with a theme. Our theme for 2019 is Fire of Renewal: Sharing God’s Love.

Ministry Fair will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, 9am – 4pm.

Submit your proposal for a 1 hour 15 minute workshop.

Our keynote speaker will be The Reverend Marcus George Halley, an Episcopal priest who serves as the eighteenth Rector of Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles (Minneapolis) as well as Missioner for Evangelism for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. He is also an adjunct Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Throughout all his work, Fr. Halley seeks to make disciples, share the Gospel, speak the truth, and invite people to follow the compassionate way of Jesus of Nazareth. His blog, provides more background on his story!

And your story is important, too!  How has your congregation or ministry team shared God’s Love?  How has this renewed the fire in your hearts to live into the way of Love?

You know how sharing God’s love can be infectious?
You know how ministry joys can renew the fire of the Spirit?
You know that hidden ministry in your congregation that brings such joy?

We want to hear about it! You inspire others with your fresh expressions of ministry! We invite you to submit a proposal for a one hour and fifteen minute long workshop that demonstrates our theme of “Fire of Renewal: Sharing God’s Love.”

Any ministry in your congregation that expresses a fresh Way of Love will be considered! Possible workshop suggestions: Sharing Meals With Neighbors, Praying In The Park, Thrift Stores, Meeting Schools with Backpacks for Kids, Safe Space for Trans Youth, Delivering Water to our Neighbors, Interfaith Celebrations, Community Gardens and more!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit all your workshop idea(s), please fill out this form no later than Friday, March 15th. The committee will review all of the proposals and contact you. For more information, contact The Rev. Vicki Hesse, Director of the Whitaker Institute, at