How to make a bad decision…or not

We all want to make the right decisions for our lives and our families’ lives. So, why does it sometimes seem so difficult to do? If we don’t really know what a bad decision looks like on the front end, we fail to foresee the unwelcome consequences of our decisions. In this series, which runs from April 11 to May 2, we will explore four of the worst decisions made in the Bible. By learning how to make bad decisions, we’ll gain insight on how to make good ones.  

Serve where you feel most “at home”

Are you looking for “your place” to serve within Ward? If you want to continue serving the church but are not ready to be back serving amongst the congregation, we have alternative serving options available for you!

Welcome Executive Director Kyle Nabors

We’re pleased to share that Kyle Nabors has joined Ward Church as its Executive Director.  Kyle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, having spent much of his career serving faith-based organizations.

DivorceCare Winter program

Find help, discover hope and experience healing through DivorceCare, a 13-week Christ-centered program that includes three main parts—video, group discussion and personal Bible study. Begins January 14, 2021.

Christmas with Ward On-Demand

Experience the hope and peace of Christmas anytime with Ward Church’s 2020 Christmas service. Enjoy an inspiring message, stunning musical arrangements and heartwarming moments with WardKids.

Season of Giving Roundup

Whoa! You have joined some incredible work, making a positive difference in the lives of children and families near and far the past couple of months…

Partnering With SOAR Detroit

An opportunity to serve the children of Detroit right from your home. You can donate an hour or more each week to help teach a child to read.

From Your Pastor: Worship in the Weeks Ahead

As you are most likely aware, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced new restrictions aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Learn more about the weeks ahead for Sunday worship services and other programming.

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Before COVID-19, Ward Care Ministries hosted a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group, but since the pandemic began in March our group has not been able to meet. We want to announce that our group leader, Elaine K. Williams, LMSW, Cht., and author of the book, “The Sacred Work of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” has started a Facebook page for grandparents raising their grandchildren on a full-time or part-time basis.

Stories From the Field: Disaster Relief Team

The Disaster Relief Team responds to disasters around the country, working hand in hand with Samaritans Purse. Ward volunteers are deployed to cities where homes are ravaged and people are hurting. They provide practical help through tarping roofs, removing trees and debris and more.

Grief and the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated? Navigating grief is hard, but can be especially difficult during the Holiday season.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave & Jana Czopek

“Being a volunteer with WardKids feeds my soul. I love to see them grow and I am wired for community. Even when I’m busy and stressed with responsibilities – it is so rewarding. They give back more than we give out.”

Season of Giving

We are collecting for Season of Giving again! Each year we give to three of our local partners so they may bless families and children during the Christmas season.

Dad + Daughter One Day Canoe Trip

For fathers and daughters of all ages! We’ll meet at Heavner Canoe and Kayak Rental on October 10 at 10:30 a.m. for cider and donuts, launch canoes at 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a leisurely canoe trip to the Proud Lake waterfall (dam). Then we’ll turn around to return to the canoe launch site and have a picnic lunch at about 1:00 p.m. and wrap up to go home by 2:30 p.m.

Life Remodeled

Looking for an opportunity to serve the Detroit community? In response to Covid-19 the Life Remodeled team has rescheduled their 6 day project to take place from Oct. 5-10, 2020.

Fall Leadership Community Meeting

Whether you lead a company, a small group, or a family, you have faced the difficulty of decision making in uncertainty. Join us on Monday, September 14 over a Zoom gathering of leaders throughout our church.  This year, we will be talking about finding opportunities in crisis, preparing for a Post-COVID world, and holding plans loosely.

Fall Small Group Hosts

God created us to live in relationship with Him and with others. Small groups create space for us to care for others and to be cared for. They launch us into learning and growth – all in the context of community. It’s part of our design!

The WKND – Students Fall Retreat

Students in grades 6-12 and their friends, Friday, October 2 and Saturday October 3. Expect a weekend of safe, physically distanced fun, challenging talks, great music and opportunities to make new friends and grow deeper friendships with others.

Midweek Bible Study Online

Wednesdays, September 9-December 16 at 7:00 p.m. online via Zoom meeting. Our teacher is Pastor Ken Fresh.