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SEND Detroit Update - February 2019

2019 so far...

... two new churches launched in Detroit.

...17 planting families enjoyed retreat and refreshing at Great Wolf Lodge

... 3 new babies born to church planting couples.

2019 coming soon...

...Detroit Assessment Center with 5 church planting candidates. churches looking to begin public launch in this Spring.

...planter encouragement with Send Network Gathering in Chicago.

...partnership opportunities explored through Catch the Vision Tours.

Read on to see what God is doing for his kingdom in Send Detroit! We are grateful for your partnership.


2 New Churches Already in 2019!

Praise God for two new churches that are ministering the gospel in the urban areas of Detroit. On Sunday, January 13, The Commonwealth of Faith (Pastor Torion Bridges) began weekly services and hosted a community breakfast in Redford.

Then just on Sunday, February 10, The Refuge Detroit transitioned to weekly services in Southwest Detroit where Pastor Drew Ansley aims to live out a church that lives out the gospel, and makes disciples in community 7 days a week.


2 More Churches Starting Soon!

Mile City Church (Pastor Travis Whittaker) is following the Lord to plant a second campus in South Lyon later in March. Pray for God's grace upon them as they hold a preview service on March 3.

Transformation Church, Waterford has been building a team and has secured a location for public worship services. Pastor Seth Springs is leading the church by faith for a public launch on Palm Sunday, April 14


Great Wolf Lodge Family Retreat

February 8-9

Thanks to generous support of our partners, last weekend 17 church planting families numbering 63 people, were able to enjoy two days and one night at Great Wolf Lodge. Church Planting is challenging ministry, and the opportunity for retreat and refreshment was greatly appreciated by all. Please continue to pray for and support the missionary families of Send Detroit.


New Babies Abound!

Church planters have experienced growing families this year! Praise God for these precious new gifts of life and pray for God's grace in the lives of these growing families!

John Robinson Guyer

Born January 2, 2019

9 lbs, 4 oz

To parents: Michael and Emily Guyer

Treasuring Christ Church, Ann Arbor, MI

Noah Cruz Caldwell

Born January 5, 2019

7 lbs, 12 oz

To parents: Roland and Tedi Caldwell

The House of Restoration Church, Detroit, MI

Lily Joy Springs

Born February 5, 2019

10 lbs, 0 oz

To parents: Seth and Taylor Springs

Transformation Church, Waterford, MI


2018 Q4 Report

Among 11 Send Detroit church plants that are 3 years or less from their launch we have some encouraging stats from the last quarter of 2018...

  • 517 average weekly worship attendance

  • 65 people trusted in Jesus as Savior

  • 25 believers were baptized

  • 119 leaders active in making disciples for Christ

  • Cooperative Program giving was $5,627


Send Detroit Assessment Retreat

February 25-26

Send Detroit will be holding its 3rd assessment retreat later this month, hosted by Merriman Road Baptist Church, Garden City, MI. Please pray for wisdom and discernment among the assessors and God's will concerning the 5 church planting candidates who are planning to attend this assessment retreat.


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