For nearly 150 years, the Southern Michigan Conference has grown and prospered because of the interwoven nature of our connectional relationships between pastoral and lay leaders and local churches. Connectionalism has been one of the constants that has made us strong and abounding in fruitfulness both within Southern Michigan and beyond. The wisdom of our founders embraced the idea that meaningful connection among our leaders and the churches they serve was to be preferred over autonomy. 

The Southern Michigan Conference consists of a network of nearly 40 local churches and church plants spread across a 15 county area in our state as well as Ontario and Ohio. Together we worship and work together in order to extend the Kingdom of God both within and beyond our own borders. We are bound together by our commitment to Scripture, our Wesleyan/Armenian theology and our Book of Discipline.