Mission / Outreach
Many people in our church serve through opportunities established by the Detroit Presbyterian group called:Hands on Mission. Click on it to learn more.
We envision transforming relationships as the body of Christ by:
1. We see God’s presence in the whole world and are given the responsibility to care for all of God’s creation.
How do I get involved? Because we are sent out by the Spirit to make a daily difference in the world, we have an abundance of mission and outreach opportunities for all ages. Learn more about our hands on mission opportunities (below), and find out about the ministry of our deacons, and Stephen Ministry, and new member classes. We invite you to come, serve with us!
How else can I get involved?
Nurturing and Outreach
Our deacons and Stephen ministers attend to the spiritual needs of those experiencing transition and that need support during these times. Our deacons provide transportation ministries and ministries to the sick and homebound. Our Stephen ministers have undergone training to provide a supportive role in difficult situations that many of us experience.
These ministries are accomplished by the grace of God and your efforts. Just click on the gold-colored titles to be taken to the respective websites.
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Volunteers spend three hours at the
World Medical Relief
Volunteers spend the morning at the World Medical Relief Detroit facility sorting donated medical equipment and medical supplies for distribution locally and overseas. Suitable for ages 10 and up.
This group is dedicated to improving the quality of life and our environment by planting trees in
Detroit Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers spend a day helping build decent, affordable housing. No previous construction experience required! There are also opportunities to serve lunch/refreshments during “blitz builds”. Suitable for ages 16 and up.
South Oakland Shelter (SOS)
Transforming our church to host the homeless for one week each year provides the opportunities to serve. Everything from setting up beds, preparing and serving meals, providing transportation, and overnight hosting are needed.
South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (S.O.C.H.)
Volunteers are needed to staff the daytime
Various community groups, using the kitchen and Fellowship Hall at the Baptist church in
Joy of Jesus Camp Clean Up
Spend a spring day in the beautiful “thumb” area of
Yucatan Peninsula Mission
The youth will be going to help our brothers and sisters in the Yucatan in April 2-10, 2011.