One of the best ways to partner with Courage Church is by bringing a Short Term Missions team to Detroit and getting hands on experience serving people in the city.
When you partner with Courage Church, you will be given the opportunity to tangibly meet people right where they are, and show them the love of Christ.
We are also committed to helping disciple, train, and teach the students and teams who come and spend time with us in Detroit, and will offer a variety of opportunities to pour back into your team while you are here.
What is the Reconciliation Table?
The Reconciliation Table is a 65 foot table in the center of a Detroit neighbor that is all about Reconciling people back to God through a dignified presentation of who He is.
We take Jesus literally when he says in Luke 14 “when you give a banquet, invite the people who can never pay you back”
We set the table for our neighbors. Always.
We host mission teams all summer in Detroit!
On any given week throughout the summer, teams will help with:
-Assisting at Courage Kids Club (Thursday evenings)
-Throwing banquets at the Reconciliation Table as Jesus describes in Luke 14.
-Gardening in the Reconciliation Table Garden.
-Serving at adopt-a-block - activities vary from: feeding people and meeting tangible, small needs, going out and serving meals to the homeless, cleaning up the streets, mowing someones lawn or something else that meets a tangible need, serving at the Courage House (cleaning, yard work, construction projects)
-School Assemblies at Detroit Public Schools (summer school)
-Construction projects, gutting and renovating (depending on skill sets and present needs)
-Boarding up houses
-Passing out flyers for our Kids Club events and Sunday services.
-visiting people’s homes
-Random acts of Kindness
-Working on the Courage House, our ministry house. There are a variety of projects that have yet to be completed there (like painting)
price: $225 per person (if you are staying at the Courage House) Price includes 5 days of ministry, training, discipleship. Housing at the Courage House, breakfast and lunch are included. The price is reduced if you are covering your own lodging and breakfast. Contact us for more information.
We also ask you to consider raising an additional project budget to help us with a construction project or a large outreach. (ie - money for backpacks to throw a backpack giveaway, or for the lumber if you are building a section of our library, etc.)
Watch a recap of our 2018 backpack giveaway:
Thank you for your interest in booking a Courage Church speaker at your upcoming event/service.
Courage Church is a home missions church for the City of Detroit, MI, and when you bring out one of our teachers, you are helping us to spread the word about the amazing things that God is doing in Detroit, and you are partnering with us in those things. Even though we are confident that you will be blessed by the service, this is also a great way to help Courage Church expand our reach and meet more needs in the neighborhoods we serve. Often, a speaking engagement is the first place that we are able to plant seeds on the hearts of people who will later do mission trips with us in Detroit, or partner with us on future projects.
We realized long ago that what God was doing in Detroit was something far bigger than ourselves, and so we are always look for opportunities to partner with others, and share both the vision for what God is doing, as well as opportunities for you to be involved.
All of our teachers live in the community we serve (Southwest Detroit) and are ready to share stories of reconciliation, hope, and vision with you.
It would be an honor to partner with your church on what God is doing in Detroit.
All year long, Courage Church works to live the Gospel out in tangible ways in Detroit, from Joy to the D at Christmas, to the backpack giveaway every summer, to medical outreaches, kids club and hosting short term missions teams all summer long.
Watch a recap of 2018 Joy to the D:
One of the most practical ways that you can be a part of what God is doing through Courage Church is by giving a one time gift, or by becoming a regular partner of ours by giving a recurring monthly gift.
We believe that everybody has a role to play in Detroit's comeback story, but we also know that not everybody has been called to move here and do ministry with us full time on the ground. If that is you, we ask that you would prayerfully consider supporting us with a monthly recurring gift.
Please note: if you are a church in the state of Michigan, we prefer you give to our home missions account via the Michigan district. The numbers are the same. All out of state churches may give through our ministry work account at the same number through the national office.
Courage Church is always looking for people who want to partner with us on the ground in Detroit. Come and live in the Courage House, and serve Courage Church and the City of Detroit for a summer, a school year, or a full year! There are a variety of options! Reach out to us to discuss which one is best for you.
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