About Covenant Mission Detroit
COVENANT MISSION DETROIT: You can do this!
Registration for Covenant Mission Detroit and housing have ended.
June 25-27, 2013
A “first ever” mission opportunity preceding the Covenant Annual Meeting.
Serve and make a difference.
Gain insights from Detroit pastors and ministry leaders for engaging in “Love Mercy and Do Justice” ministries in your local community.
Beginning Tuesday evening, June 25, with registration, barbecue, orientation, and worship and continuing Wednesday and Thursday with 13 options for service and learning. Closing on Thursday evening, June 27, with participants joining in the opening worship for the Covenant Annual Meeting.
WHAT AND WHERE?
$100 per person, age 13 and over;
$250 for a family of three or more (for two adults plus children);
or when accompanied by a paying parent or guardian- $50 for a child, ages 6 to 12.
Note: Fees are for entire experience. No one day fees are available.
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION?
Housing during Covenant Mission Detroit can be arranged with host homes in the Detroit area on a first come, first served basis. Transportation will be provided only from host homes or the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center. If you decide to find alternative housing, you will also need your own transportation. Please list any special needs or allergies when registering for housing during the registration process. Host home housing is not available during the Annual Meeting.
Meals included with the Covenant Mission Detroit fee are: Tuesday barbecue, Wednesday lunch and dinner, and Thursday lunch. If you stay in a host home your breakfast will be provided by your host family.
“What does the Lord require? Love Mercy and Do Justice – our Annual Meeting theme and our clear clarion call! Micah’s mandate (6:8) clearly summons God’s church to action. Covenant Mission Detroit provides an opportunity for Covenanters to serve with and learn from Detroit area pastors and ministry leaders engaged in “joining God in making things right in our broken world.” Wherever you live, opportunities abound for incarnational ministry among the marginalized and disenfranchised, the hungry and the homeless, the stranger and the alien, the sick and the helpless. “Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me — you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40.
Debbie Blue, Executive Minister of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, The Evangelical Covenant Church
In front of the Coleman Young Municipal Center in the city of Detroit, MI is the Spirit of Detroit Statue. Inscribed behind the statue is “NOW THE LORD IS THAT SPIRIT AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY.” II CORINTHIANS 3:17
The Spirit is definitely present and moving in the city of Detroit. Churches are reaching out to their communities, needs are being met, and people are coming into life-giving, liberating relationship with Jesus Christ. We would like to invite you to come and experience what God is doing in and through the churches of the Detroit Metro area. Come to Detroit for “Mission Detroit 2013” (June 25-27, 2013) immediately before the ECC Annual Meeting (June 27-29, 2013).
There will be opportunities for a variety of ages and abilities to partner in ministry with the Detroit churches. Each opportunity will be accompanied by information as to the discernment process that the church went through to recognize the community’s need, the development process to begin the ministry, and the ongoing adjustments, energy, and skill needed to keep the ministry on track.
You Can Do This! You can come to Detroit and experience all that God is doing and you can take home help and encouragement so you and your church can engage your community as the body of Christ.
The Covenant Mission Detroit Planning Team
(Pastors/leaders from Detroit area churches and Great Lakes Conference Staff)