our causes and partnerships

We like to partner with others who are working to fulfill the mission of Jesus

in our community and around the world.

Here are some of those with whom we work and support as ministry partners.

Click on photos to reveal more information about these ministries.

  • hitting the streets

    Hitting the Streets is a ministry of the Ferndale Free Methodist Church to meet the physical and practical needs of the homeless community in our area.  We seek to provide for essential needs for individuals while extending to them the love of Jesus and our own personal friendship.  Our desire is to provide whatever care is at our disposal and to help each person know and experience the love and grace of Jesus.

  • dinner church: detroit

    Mark & mary cryderman

    What's Dinner Church?  We sit at tables, feast on great food, engage in lively conversation, hear live music, drink awesome coffee, and enjoy friends in a family atmosphere. As we finish our meal, the dishes are cleared, we refill our coffees and settle in for a nice 12 minute story. A true story. A story that might even challenge you or change your life!  Each weeks story finds its roots in the Bible – and if you don’t have one of your own, we will give you one! The story grabs the attention of your children – or the child in you! Whatever your age – you will probably laugh or cry, find hope or be encouraged!  And after the story?  Dessert, and a 10 minute craft for the kids. Whether you lean toward God or away from him, or you’re simply trying to discover who he is – you’ll fit right in!

  • w.e.b.b. kids

    W.E.B.B. Kids is the mentoring program of our church to Webb Elementary School in Hazel Park, Michigan.  We send mentors to the school through out the year to meet the emotional, social, and academic needs of students.  We provide one-on-one mentoring relationships between adults from our church with children who will benefit from the loving, caring attention this program provides.

  • care net

    Care Net is a counseling and crisis pregnancy center whose desire is that every woman – every couple facing pregnancy will be fully informed and have all the information they need to make the best decision for them. They operate from a holistic model meaning that they are concerned about your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. As a non-profit, faith-based organization they are committed to serving clients of all faiths and walks of life without prejudice or judgment.

  • south oakland shelter

    For over 30 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has been ending homelessness for individuals and families in crisis. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk people seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.  Click here for info on the End Homelessness Now Run.

  • The detroit initiative

    mark & Linda van valin

    As part of the Southern Michigan Conference's MISSION IGNITOR, the Detroit Initiative is an essential part of a church planting incubator that provides the support and financial and technical assistance to birth and develop churches to maturity. The environment and structure of an incubator provides space for new ideas to be tried and provides for mutual collaboration and support from both seasoned leaders and others currently launching new churches. Here are some of the initiatives that are currently in our incubator.