The Mission Center supports local missionary ministries and coordinates church planting. Training events, resources, and funding for growing Community of Christ are available to assist ministers and congregations as they witness and invite people to Christ.
Grant applications are available through the Mission Center for congregations that are seeking to launch new outreach activities or design ministries to welcome new groups of people. In recent years congregations have utilized grant funds to host community dinners, grow food assistance programs, purchase equipment for webcasting sermons, acquire materials for community carnivals, and more! The Invite-A-Friend to Camp grant encourages young people to practice invitation and allows for youth new to Community of Christ to experience summer camps.
Stories, ideas, and practices related to invitation and hospitality throughout the mission center are shared in monthly issues of the Missionary Moments newsletter. Congregations are able to engage in mission by utilizing models such as Open Table, Leading Congregations in Mission, A Witnessing Community, and others that are coordinated by the Mission Center.
Opportunities for new ministries and congregations are evaluated and supported by the mission center. The Detroit Hope emerging congregation continues to proclaim Jesus Christ and promote joy, hope, love, and peace in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit. Potential new ministries in Stevensville and Lansing are currently being explored.
Temple School AM 200 - $22.00
AM 200 Aaronic Ministers: Ministry of Presence
Where: Grand Valley Congregation - 4790 Jacob St SW, Grandville, MI 49418
When: March 9, 16, & 23, 30 3:30 - 6 pm.
Facilitator: Linda Johnson
Please register in the event section of www.cofchristmi.org
The Woodlands Campground in Hale, MI is looking for a year round resident manager. These grounds are located between West Branch and Tawas and owned & operated by The Community of Christ Church.
Introduction to Understanding Scripture will be offered on Thursdays in April at Capital Area Congregation in Lansing from 6 to 8:30. The cost is $22.
Register on cofchristmi.org under events. A book will be sent to you in preparation.
Survey of the New Testament will be offered at the Riverview Congregation on May 17, 31, and June 7 from 2 to 5:30. The cost is $22. Register on line to to receive books and instructions prior to the first session. Ruth Goldstrom Anger will facilitate.
Campground Resident Manager
Park of the Pines, Community of Christ campground, located on Lake Charlevoix, near Boyne City, MI, seeks a year round resident manager. Must have a good mechanical aptitude, good people skills, and handyman skills, (basic carpentry, electrical. mechanical, and plumbing work).
Journey House Scholarship Applications for Fall 2014 are available. New residents can apply for a $100 per month rent reduction from August to May. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. Any young adults enrolled in college courses are eligible to apply and live at the Journey House in East Lansing. The Journey House is an approved residence option for MSU freshman. Please share this opportunity with current and prospective college students in your community!
All Priesthood are invited to attend one of the meetings scheduled in February and March to learn about the interim policies on ordination and marriage.
Meetings are arranged in each Congregation Support Group area, but please plan to attend any session that works for you.
March 12 Marion
March 15 Gulliver
March 16 Caro
March 17 Capital Area Center
Interim policies are expected to be released by the end of January and become effective March 31st. Please plan to attend and learn what the policies are and how they are to be implemented.