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MISSIONS

It is our desire to be a servant in our community. We have committed ourselves to be the hands, feet, face and voice of Jesus Christ to the homeless and the hungry in surrounding communities, as well as throughout the world.

In accordance with Acts 1:8, NewLife Community Lutheran Church wants to be an effective, missional church.

If you would like to be part of the mission work at NewLife, please contact the church office.

Family Promise of Genesee County

Family Promise of Genesee County is a branch of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, a non-profit 501(c)3 national corporation (familypromise.org) currently operating in 41 states. There are 181 affiliates in operation and dozens others in development. They are dedicated to keeping families together during temporary periods of homelessness, while assisting them in finding permanent housing.

As a church, our response to this mission was housing families at our facility once per quarter. Since pandemic, we have been able to financially support this organization as their focus has shifted from housing families to homelessness prevention. 

Flint Mission Network

As a congregation, we have a timely opportunity to redefine what it means to serve others. The needs are great in Flint’s east side and a partnership has been formed with Franklin Avenue Mission, The Luke Clinic, York Avenue Mission, and Mercy House to help meet the basic needs of this community. It is our privilege as a church to be able to support his organization by serving alongside the workers, community members, and volunteers. 

To learn more about this partnership, please visit FlintMissionNetwork.org.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” ~ Isaiah 6:8

My Brother's Keeper Monthly Servant Event

NewLife has a wonderful mission opportunity right here in our own back yard on the third Friday of each month. My Brother’s Keeper is a homeless shelter in Flint that provides a meal, a bed and a devotional time for men in need. Since 2011, we have had the privilege of serving God as we serve these men for an evening by preparing a meal, leading a devotional time, and eating and visiting dinner tables.

You can be involved in a variety of ways including set-up, food preparation, serving, visiting and clean-up. Check out our Mission board in the cafè for more information.

Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.   ~Matthew 25:40

Feed The Hungry Collection

A special third Sunday offering is collected each month to support Our Savior Lutheran Church’s food pantry, Lamb of God Lutheran Church’s meals for the FAM Diner, and My Brother’s Keeper, a men’s shelter in Flint. Your generous donations help feed many in our community who would otherwise go hungry.

Puerto Rico Missionaries

Rev. James and Deaconess Christel Neuendorf serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as missionaries in Puerto Rico. Both have served as missionaries in this region since 2008, based in Panama and then in the Dominican Republic.

James serves as a church planter and pastor in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His focus is to establish a strong Lutheran presence in this city which will boldly proclaim the Gospel and meet the physical and spiritual needs of a community that is hungry for the Gospel and for hope. As a deaconess, Christel is involved in the long-term disaster relief efforts at the mission’s various Casa de Amparo y Respuesta al Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response) mercy houses. She is also engaged in assessing needs in the community and coordinating efforts to meet those needs as a congregation and mission.

To read more about James and Christel and to support the work they are doing in Puerto Rico, please visit their website: www.lcms.org/neuendorf