Flint Grassroots Initiative
Dreams became a reality this summer at Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp (CMMBC)! A year ago, Jody Eidnes, the GLC Conference Administrator, called Joe and Tammy Faulkinbury, directors at CMMBC, about hosting a mission team from Stuttgart, Germany. The conversation wandered through the typical mission opportunities in the area, staffing one of four summer camps offered at CMMBC or bringing a team to work on infrastructure at the camp or in the community. Jody pressed in a little further, asking what CMMBC would really like to do if dreams were possible. The conversation began about prayers to add two camps, perhaps a young adult camp for high school graduates or soccer camps for grades K-12. With the support of churches from the...
Dennis Carlson, Associate Pastor of Faith Covenant in Farmington Hills, Michigan along with his brother Rod Carlson (of San Jose, California), participated in the RAGBRAI XLIV—The (Des Moines) Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, July 24-30. They rode an average of 60 miles per day, over the course of seven days, and climbed 18,488 feet in elevation—3,994 of them in a single day – disproving the myth that Iowa is flat. Some 10,000 cyclists participated in the race, and in keeping with tradition, the race began with bikers having their rear wheel in the Missouri river at Glenwood, and ended with riders dipping their front tires in the Mississippi River at Muscatine (pictured above). Churches, schools and civic organizations all along the 420...
The GLC’s Alex Rahill has been named the new national Director of Church Planting. He is currently serving as the GLC Director of Church Planting and pastor of LifeChurch in Canton, Michigan. Rahill planted LifeChurch Canton in 2002 with 25 people. Currently LifeChurch has about 1200 attenders per weekend and has planted two other churches – LifeChurch Southfield and LifeChurch Livonia. He will transition into his new role starting in November.
For more details please see the ECC article http://covenantcompanion.com/