Click on the link button to read more about these PROVEN and PRACTICAL mentor resources that can equip your church to serve in our schools.
Matt Mancinelli, CEO - SOAR, Detroit @ www.soardetroit.com
Cheryl Molhoek, Regional Director, Michigan-Indiana - Kids Hope USA
Do you want a recommendation of a Macomb County school principal to speak at your church? These are school principals who have expressed their faith in Jesus and a willingness to speak as their schedule allows. Use the request below.
How to Have the Greatest Impact
1. Connect with churches already serving in schools to learn how best to build trust and serve in public schools. (See list below)
2. Identify what school your church can best serve.
3. Don't do this alone. Network with MTC churches and contact proven resources like SOAR Detroit and Kids Hope USA.
4. And begin and saturate all you do with prayer!!
CHURCHES/MINISTRIES CURRENTLY SERVING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Amanda Moore Elementary - Grace Lutheran Church, Romeo - Pastor Eric Majeski - email@example.com
Cousino High School - Renewal Church, Warren - Frank Frontiero - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dakota High School - Compassion Pregnancy Center, Clinton Twp - Sue Nellis - email@example.com
Eppler Jr High - Fisherman's Net, Utica - Pastor Alex Silva - firstname.lastname@example.org
Osborn High School - Rockpointe, Sterling Heights - Pastor Mickey Badalamenti - Mickey@rockpointe.org
Rainbow Elementary School - Bethany Baptist, Clinton Twp - Pastor Mark Reynolds - mark@connect2Bethany.org
Richards Middle School - Bethany Baptist, Clinton Twp - Pastor Mark Reynolds - mark@connect2Bethany.org
Richards Middle School - Christ Church, Fraser - Pastor Kevin Harbin - email@example.com
Schwarzkoff Elementary - Macomb Christian Church, Macomb Township - Pastor Andy Timm -firstname.lastname@example.org
Siersma Elementary - Warren Community Church -Jillian Lyne - email@example.com
Lincoln High School Warren - Woodside Bible Church Warren - Pastor Jeff Keith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Insights for how to begin serving in our public schools
- Take away points from the July 12 meeting with public school principals
What do you want our churches to know about how to best serve our Public Schools?
- Prayer is important and needed.
- First step is to meet with the principal.
- Start small and build relationships of trust and understanding.
- Tutoring and mentoring are needed…especially male mentoring.
- After school support with students is needed to lighten workload of teachers.
- Not only are students in need of support and encouragement, but also the teachers and staff.
- Don’t proselytize but do be salt and light of Christ through your life.
Increase PRAYER in your community
- ALL MACOMB COUNTY CALL "FIRST OF ALL PRAY FOR OUR SCHOOLS" - Save the date for Sunday, September 15 at 6:30pm at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metro Parkway (16 Mile Road) Sterling Heights to pray for the 2019-2020 School year. Prayers will include school administrators, superintendents, principals, teachers, teachers aides, students and families, secretaries, custodians and supper staff. You will also hear MTC's vision for serving in our schools. This gathering is for all and promises to be an uplifting to hear from leaders, unite in prayer and catch the vision for reaching the next generation through one on one mentors from our churches connecting with students in positive and life-changing ways.
Develop BUSINESS MINISTRIES to bring the Gospel into the Marketplace
- The next Step is to have a follow up meeting with Pastor Ed Doerner of Messiah Lutheran Church, Midland, Michigan to get more details and nuts and bolts about how to broker resources for developing Pier Ministry Businesses to bring the transformed love of Jesus to everyone in our county.
- Send an email to email@example.com if you or someone from your church wants to be part of a follow up meeting. If you missed Ed's presentation on March 1, he shared how he mobilized the church outside the walls through a coffee shop, car repair business, appliance store, building a home, low cost groceries and more with the result of baptizing over 100 people in the community each year for the last 6 years.