2017 Impact Detroit!

Conference News

GLC Annual Celebration 2017 – Taking Care of the Life of the Church

Date: Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29

Place: First Covenant Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Address: 1933 Tremont Blvd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: 616.453.6346

If you are planning to attend, please register ASAP.

Vitality Workshop - Thursday, April 27

Is your church a healthy missional church? Are you a healthy missional pastor? Whether your church is in the congregational Vitality Pathway, considering the Pathway, or you as the pastor are wondering what the Pathway is all about, join us for the GLC Congregational Vitality Workshop. John Weinrich will be hosting us for a one day conference the Thursday before the GLC Annual Meeting, April 27, from 12pm - 5pm. This is a free experience with lunch and dinner provided, all you need to do is RSVP to the GLC office. (734-451-4670 or laura@greatlakes.cc)  If you have any questions feel free to contact Chad Benkert at Chad@FedCovChurch.org or Mike Przybylski at mike@greatlakes.cc.

Impact Detroit: 2017 ECC Pre-Gather Mission Opportunity!!

Impact Detroit, which takes place June 20-22, 2017 in Detroit MI, is a pre-Gather mission opportunity designed around the 5 priorities of the ECC.  Together, the Detroit Metro churches have taken each of the 5 priorities and have created an impactful combination of workshops and hands-on experiences.  The hope is for Covenant churches across the country to partner with the Detroit churches to make a positive impact on the city of Detroit and that participants would go back to positively impact their home churches.

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  • Register for the Event - early bird pricing ends April 21
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Bridge-Building at LifeChurch

Bridge-Building at LifeChurch

LifeChurch Canton has started their first small group that is intentionally focused on racial unity. The racially diverse women are meeting on Thursday evenings and using curriculum from Be the Bridge. The group is led by Tamra Soderberg and Teré Turner. 

Before starting  the group, Teré was challenged by a friend who after multiple conversations regarding race, asked her if she was praying for racial reconciliation in our country. Her guilty answer was "no." God used that answer to convict her about her lack of concern for people that He cares about. She determined to pray about this issue and educate herself. She learned about things like ‘Systematic Racism’, ‘Implicit Bias’, and ‘White Privilege’. Teré said, “I am a white woman who grew up in a white...

CMMBC Community Soccer Camps - June 12-16, 2017

CMMBC Community Soccer Camps - June 12-16, 2017

Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp (CMMBC) is partnering with churches of the Great Lakes Conference and the Lee County Youth Soccer League to offer free soccer camps for students in grades K-12. Because we do not have a level playing field at CMMBC, we use the soccer fields at a local middle school. Soccer is a relatively new sport in southwestern Virginia. Many parents and coaches have never played the game. However, the interest in playing soccer is high. This is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus through an athletic camp.

Last year CMMBC ministered to 76 children through the first Community Soccer Camp. There is great excitement about offering free soccer camp again! We anticipate that the numbers could double this year because the camp...

CMMBC Recruiting Volunteers for Junior and Trailblazers Camps

CMMBC Recruiting Volunteers for Junior and Trailblazers Camps

The camp staffing model at Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp (CMMBC) is different from many other camps. We rely on churches to bring a mission team to staff a week of camp. Ideally, a church commits to bringing a team of 10-20 people to fill a variety of roles (speaker, nurse, kitchen staff, counselors, worship leader, activities or craft directors, etc.), and we provide local staff and volunteers to fill-in to round out the staff. Because we have not had any churches commit to bringing a mission team for Junior Camp or Trailblazers, we are recruiting individuals from across the Covenant to meet our current staffing needs. 

Junior Camp (grades 6-8) - July 9-14

  • Bible teacher/speaker
  • counselors (19 or older preferred)
  • craft-activities...

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