“Living out the Love of Jesus…. to our Neighbors”
The Mission Committee of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church is a collection of committed disciples seeking to listen for God’s unique calling in this moment and in this community. The Mission Committee undergoes a process of discernment, paying attention to the needs we observe in our world and the people and organizations committed to addressing those needs.
The Mission Team’s PURPOSE is to educate and involve the congregation in worthy missions, locally and worldwide. Our SCOPE is to coordinate all Cross of Christ sponsored mission activity, coordinate the distribution of mission funds, foster mission awareness in the congregation and to facilitate mission activity of members. Our Mission team member’s QUALITIES include having a heart for missions, are actively engaged in missions, and see the whole picture, not just one specific mission, but all mission activities.
Mission of the Month
We love working with others who are doing God’s work in the world. We encourage charitable groups to take the initiative to get to know us so we can get to know you and the good works that you do. We are especially interested in charities that offer a partnership opportunity. Our Mission Committee will review your application, schedule a follow up call and perhaps even a site visit; all with the aim of getting to know you, your ministry and your support needs. Our Mission Committee selects a mission for each month of the calendar year to be the recipient of our loose plate offerings at our Services. Being the “Mission of the Month” is a great opportunity to make your good works known in our congregation. You’ll be invited to bring literature to share, create a sign board at our welcome center, speak at Services on a given Sunday and field questions. All of this will help our congregation to get to know you. In return you’ll gain some financial support along with our prayers and maybe even some volunteer help.
If your organization is interested, then CLICK HERE to complete the Cross of Christ Mission of the Month application.
CLICK HERE if you’re curious to see a list of past and current Mission of the Month recipients.
With a Mission to LIVE OUT THE LOVE OF JESUS, we are really intent on making a difference in this world. We cannot do it alone. We need everyone in our church to play a part and we need you to join us. Our volunteer opportunities offer a little something for everyone:
- The Annual Antique Show brings people of all ages together for one of the area’s best shows ever. Dealers come from all over and the food is great. We need volunteers to help us prepare for and run the show. Proceeds from hosting the show go to selected charities. Past recipients include Angela Hospice, Central Detroit Christian, Detroit Rescue Mission, Grace Centers of Hope, St Paul International Pontiac and Project Compassion, to name a few.
- Our Annual Christmas Program is another magnificently powerful event. If you can sing, play a musical instrument, act, bake cookies, be on the tech crew or welcome guests as they walk in, we have a place for you. Proceeds from the performances go to selected charities. Past recipients include Grace Centers of Hope, Angela Hospice, Haiti Mission Team, Lighthouse Path and Fan the Flame.
- Our Summer of Grace is a deliberate reminder that we are to be like the early church after Pentecost where early Christians went out to the ends of the earth to spread the good news of salvation and to bring hope and joy to the oppressed, poor and forsaken. Every Summer, we head out to various places in the Greater Metro Detroit Area and partner with a number of like-minded folks to bring hope to our brothers and sisters in Detroit, Pontiac, and wherever else God takes us. Past partnerships include Habitat for Humanity Detroit, LIFE Remodeled, Forgotten Harvest, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, Grace Centers of Hope, Family of God and Lighthouse Path.
We have a history of supporting missions around the world. While we no longer send a group of folks to Haiti, we continue to support the efforts of others who do. We are currently supporting mission activity in India.