Funding Support for Attending World Conference

Money has been set aside in the Disciple Development Fund to support members who need assistance with the costs of registration or travel to World Conference .  Visit the 2016 World Conference webpage for more information about the events in Independence, Missouri...

read more

Church Updates

Church Updates is the free web app that's changing the face of ministry. Online Interactive Prayer List Volunteer Recruitment and Scheduling Increase Opportunities for Members to Give Streamline Member Communication...

read more

Mission Expansion Grants

A portion of the mission center budget is designated for grant funding to support local efforts aimed at developing new ministries or growing efforts that reach new individuals and communities. Applications (complete the...

read more

2016-17 Scholarships Applications Available for Journey House

The Journey House Campus Ministry Center is accepting lease applications for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 academic semesters.  Students enrolled to complete any post-secondary degree or training programs are eligible to live at the Journey House. Rent is $399 per...

read more

Encountering Each Other – February 21, 2016

In becoming a “missional” congregation, there are 5 steps to engage in: Encounter, Discover, Envision, Experiment, Evaluate and Renew. The first one – Encounter – “creates safe and sacred space for the congregation to encounter God’s Spirit, each other, and the...

read more

“Missional” Songs – February 14, 2016

Becoming a “missional” congregation means adopting an outward-focused mindset, and becoming aware of needs in our communities through developing relationships with our neighbors. Our new hymnal, Community of Christ Sings, shows this missional emphasis through many...

read more

Centering Prayer – February 8, 2016

Centering Prayer This week’s “Leading Mission Tip” will continue the focus on spiritual formation as the basis for discerning God’s will for individuals and the congregation. There are many types of spiritual practices which open us to connecting with God’s Spirit....

read more

The Importance of Spiritual Formation – February 2, 2016

This week’s Tip focuses on the importance of spiritual formation as a means of staying connected to God’s Spirit, to discern God’s will for the congregation. Try starting every meeting or gathering with a spiritual practice, such as “Dwelling in the Word,” in which we...

read more

New Organization and Leadership Structure

A new organization and leadership structure is now fully in place for the USA Field and Michigan Mission Center as 2016 begins.  Dianna Vanderkarr will be the main point of contact for pastors, and Jack Tigner will be the main point of contact for congregation...

read more

Campground Operating Principles Team

The Mission Center Officers are forming a team to study and recommend a plan outlining the principles for operating our campground properties (Blue Water, Park of the Pines, and Sanford) beginning Jan. 1, 2017. This team will be charged with evaluating the current...

read more

Charting Our Course

As we continue to work through many transitions in the mission center and live with the question of what matters most for the journey ahead, we are now at a point of considering some decisions for our future together. Two hour information sessions that covered...

read more