Hope is in the air! Easter is coming!
As we emerge from a year of trial and tribulation, it has become even more apparent how desperately people need to experience the hope and new life that Jesus’ death and resurrection has made possible for each of us. Through local partnerships, we are poised to help those most impacted by the pandemic and to also minister to the spiritually curious throughout our region. We invite you to partner with us financially through this Easter Offering, to support some of the great grassroots work being carried out by churches within our EPC Church planting network and to help us identify new church plant opportunities.GIVE
This year’s Easter Offering will help us identify, resource, and empower church planters to launch new church plants through the EPC’s Detroit Church Planting Network, which was founded along other EPC Churches in Metro Detroit. We believe that planting new churches is the single most effective strategy in reaching new people with the good news of Jesus. But beyond strategy, we believe it is our calling to live out the mission of God wherever he directs us to go.
This offering will also go to help existing church plants, Abundant Mercy Church and 5point7 Community Church, in their efforts to reach new people and have impact in their communities.
Abundant Mercy Church in North Detroit opened their doors a year ago and since then have seen waves of people come to church who, admittedly, have never attend a church or had not attended in years. They hope to continue expanding their reach to the unchurched by purchasing and renovating an apartment in the community for ministry purposes.
“We are extremely grateful for the thoughtful and consistent support Abundant Mercy has received from Ward over our first year as a church. We have felt your prayers, been assisted by your pastoral wisdom, and been greatly encouraged by your Gospel commitment. We are eternally blessed to be Kingdom partners with Ward and we look forward to the harvest God will reap in 2021!” – Pastor Josh Speyers, Abundant Mercy Church
5point7 Community Church on the eastside of Detroit has striven to remain actively involved in the life and well-being of the community since 2017. The church uses its building and property to bless its community through events, like soccer tournaments and backpack drives, as well as ongoing activities, like the after-school mentoring program at Wayne Elementary. As they look to 2021, they hope to improve their facility and address issues with their parking lot.
We need your help to assist these churches, so they can continue their gospel-centered work unabated. Please consider one of the following ways to partner with us financially toward this end:
- Visit ward.church/give and click “Give now.” Select the designation – “Easter Offering”
- Text “Easter” + $ amount (ex. Easter 50) to 248-206-2481.
- Drop off your gift at the church in one of the giving boxes – be sure to indicate that this is for the Easter Offering.
Learn more about all the upcoming Easter season events and more at https://ward.church/easter/.