AWANA International – Northern Michigan
Awana is a nondenominational ministry that assists churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Awana offers a series of clubs and programs geared to the needs of a particular age or grade. As a vital part of our local church ministry, Awana clubs and programs effectively reach young people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Local Contact : Scott Conner 231-342-2180
Bethany Christian Services
Bethany’s mission is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through adoption, foster care, counseling and support.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization that is dedicated to seeing every child reached with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, disciple and established in a local church.
Community Bible Study
Community Bible Study’s mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study available to all. This non-denominational class meets on Tuesdays, September – May from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City.
Local Contact : Jaema Stilley 231-218-4621
Community Meals Program
A community program that serves Sunday evening meals to those in need, as well as, meals at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Local restaurants generously provide the food, and donations of money are appreciated from the public.
Local Contact : Kim 231-360-7608
Crossroads Farm desires for every secondary student in our surrounding area to hear the Gospel of Christ and have the opportunity to say, “Yes,” or “No,” to that message.
Phone: (517) 283-3982
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care is available at the following churches: First Congregational Church, New Hope Community Church and West Side Community Church.
Double Edge Resale
Double Edge Resale is a non-profit store with a two-fold purpose: to offer affordable quality merchandise as an outreach to the community, and to raise funds to help the financial needs of Traverse City Christian Schools.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA exists to impact the world for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. FCA presents the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the joy of serving Him in our relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Local contact: Jen Yost 231-499-4457
Freedom Builders strives to work with all Christian churches in the northern Michigan region to demonstrate the love of Christ to the least of these. Our typical clients are one very small step away from being homeless or in some situations are currently displaced from their home because the housing conditions have become so deplorable that it is unsafe to live there any longer. In the 10 years the organization has served the Grand Traverse Region, we have completed projects ranging from pouring a foundation to replacing a roof, and everything in between. Our mission is to reach out to those in need jointly with the family of God and share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Local contact: Skip 231-941-4171
The Friendship Group is a program for developmentally disabled adults that provide unique worship experiences. The group meets at Fellowship Church, 2555 Garfield Road N, Traverse City, MI, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, September through May.
Local Contact: Mike Dornoff 231-313-1323.
Gideon’s International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are known worldwide for our work with hotels, we predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices.
Gifts For Kids
Gifts for Kids opens the way for the community to provide Christmas gifts for children of the incarcerated. Families who participate int his program are inivited to an evening of food, fun and fellowship. This program is offered in all of the local surrounding county jails. Local contact: Tina McCalley 231-590-0633.
Grand Traverse Area Right To Life
Grand Traverse Area Right to Life is an affiliate of Right to Life of Michigan. We are a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of diverse and caring people united to peacefully protect the precious gift of human life from fertilization to natural death. We support only peaceful, legal activities as a means to restoring legal protection to the pre-born and other defenseless human beings.
Grand Traverse Area Students for Life
We are students, in college, high school and junior high, from area churches and schools who believe in the sanctity of life and are committed to spreading the pro-life message to our peers.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. GriefShare is available at various times throughout the year. Contact one of the following churches for availability: Bayview Wesleyan Church, Saint Michaels Lutheran Church, West Side Community Church, New Hope Community Church, Faith Reformed Church or East Bay Calvary Church. Website: www.griefshare.org
Habitat for Humanity – Grand Traverse Region
We are a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that welcomes all people who seek to end substandard housing. We build affordable housing for low-income home buyers. We use donations of labor, materials and money to build new homes or rehabilitate existing homes in partnership with families in need. Habitat sells the completed home to a home buyer at a zero-interest mortgage rate.
His House Christian Fellowship (Northwestern Michigan College campus)
His House Christian Fellowship is a statewide campus ministry organization that has served college-age people since 1969. We are on 12 campuses statewide including NMC in Traverse City. Our ministry can be summarized in three words: Belong, Serve, and Grow. We meet every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. to study the Bible, worship, and hang out with each other. All college-age people from the greater Grand Traverse Area are welcome to participate.
Local contact: Patrick 269-903-5876
Joni and Friends
Our vision is to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. Joni and Friends mission is to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.
Local contacts: Don & Cindy Prince 231-271-1300
Keys to Freedom (formerly Forgotten Man Ministries)
Our primary purpose is evangelism and discipleship among inmates in Grand Traverse, Benzie, and Leelanau County Jails. This, we believe, is best accomplished by the placement of a trained and dedicated chaplain within the jail.
Local Contact : Tina McCalley 590-0633
Lake Ann Camp
Lake Ann Camp specializes in age specific programs. Summer Camp is divided into 6 groups, from 4th graders to high school graduates. This allows for the development needs of every individual. They also offer year round retreats for groups of all ages and they also host groups of all shapes and sizes who wish to use the facilities for their own retreats. Website:
Life Chain is held the first Sunday afternoon of October for one hour. Its purpose is to pray for life and against abortion in a visible way. Participants stand quietly along designated highways praying and holding signs that are provided by the local coordinator.
Local contact: Joe & Ruth Francis at 231-325-3685
Love Thy Neighbor (formerly Love Inc)
People in our community have needs. Christian churches have material resources, volunteers, goods & services and spiritual resources. Love In the Name of Christ is the bridge between local churches and our neighbors in need.
Moms In Prayer International (formerly Moms in Touch)
Moms in Prayers is a prayer ministry that gathers women together to pray specifically and scripturally for children and their schools.
Local contact: Joan 231-409-6174
More Jesus Movement
Our mission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to call people to live out the fullness of life that Jesus has called us to. He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. Living in Him brings peace and empowerment through the Holy Spirit. Every person, every community, every nation needs more Jesus!
Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry (NMJM)
A part of Good News Media Inc., NMJM is a resource to facilitate and enhance the mobilization of the people of God across local church and denominational lines. This is accomplished by providing training opportunities and coordinated community-wide efforts from a network of disciple makers within the complete body of Christ.
Local contact: Lisa 231-632-6656
Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse is the parent organization of this ministry that works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver shoebox gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ to children in over 130 countries.
Local contact: Kate Bolton 231-715-9516
Pregnancy Care Center
The Pregnancy Care Center is a ministry to area women with crisis pregnancies….providing education, testing, counseling and referrals for community resources.
Project Unity for Life
Project Unity for Life is a non-profit, non-denominational, faith-based ministry dedicated to the reentry and reintegration of the formerly incarcerated into community life. Education, mentoring, individual coaching, small group meetings, community networking, and specific, individualized reintegration plans are used. Thanks to the community’s generosity and support, a transitional house (Unity House) is now available for men while they make the transition to community life from incarceration. Volunteers to aid in the ministry are always welcome!
Safe Harbor is a faith-based ministry that offers love to the homeless through emergency shelter, meals, community and encouragement to move forward in a positive direction in their lives.
Local contact: Ryan 231-645-0562
“Doing the Most Good” – in these four words is our mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, and to care; to rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By walking with the addicted, we can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, we can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs.
A relational ministry that has been providing community, support and resources for single moms since 2008. Single MOMM exists to help all single moms – widowed, never married or divorced – as they discover their value through real community by providing a listening ear, encouragement, vocational and life skill growth opportunities and practical needs help.
Sunrise Family Counseling
Sunrise Family Counseling is a family oriented organization that offers a full range of counseling in the Northwest Lower Michigan region. Our Director, Thomas Shelder, is committed to creating a comfortable environment in which clients can feel safe and secure. Tom is a Michigan Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a sexual recovery therapist who provides Biblically based solutions to life’s issues.
Local contact: Tom 231-947-6059
Teen Community Bible Study
A non-denominational Bible study available to all teens in the Grand Traverse area from grades 9-12. The class meets from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Corner Building of Faith Reformed Church on the corner of Garfield and Front St. in Traverse City on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 during September thru April.
Local contact: Tina Swanson 231-218-2300
Transformation Traverse City is a 501c(3) Christian organization who is committed to transforming individual hearts through prayer and study of God’s Word; and transforming the city through corporate prayer, fellowship and education of Believers in the marketplace.
Local contact: Marge 231-360-8346
Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 of the United States as well as more than 90 countries around the world – now in the Traverse City area!
Local contact: Sherry 231-883-4503
Walking With Him
A prayer based ministry that seeks to help believers grow closer to God. Hear encouragement through their radio ministry on WLJN FM.
Local contact: Jennifer 231-995-0525