Youth Missions

“Our mission is to be a community in which our children and youth can find, experience and share their purpose in life through God’s unconditional love and the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Mission Quest Summer 2021:

MQ LIVING WATERS:   Plans are underway to offer our youth opportunities to serve in our community and beyond.  More detailed information will be coming soon on cost, requirements, age, Covid-19 safety precautions, etc. We just wanted to give you some dates to place on your calendars while we finalize plans. For questions, please contact Tracy Ortlieb at  If you are a 6th-12th grade student, their parent, or potential adult leader interested in our summer mission trips, YOU ARE INVITED to help! 2021 Summer mission trips and important dates include:

  • Sunday, May 23 – MissionQuest Tentative Info Meeting, time and location TBD.
  • June 23, 4:00-7:00pm  Huron River 365 GIVE – This is a three hour canoe trip to clean up river shore lines (cost expected to be $10/participant or $20/Canoe), you provide your own transportation, recommended for ages 16 and above or youth with parent.) To sign up NOW and reserve a canoe spot, email with names of participants for 365 GIVE.
  • July 15-17 Motown Mission drop-in days (cost expected to be about $150/participant, you provide your own food and transportation for covid safe youth & parent teams – or youth & age18+ family driver)  To sign up:
  • August 18-22 God’s Country Cooperative Parish (Tentative) – Upper Peninsula Covid-19 safe travel mission trip! (Each family provides their own transportation, limited dorm lodging accommodations are available or arrange other area lodging. A kitchen is available for the group to provide our own meals. Expected costs and information meeting TBA soon.)

 For questions or for more current information, contact Tracy Ortlieb at

2020 (Covid-19 impacted plans):
Hogar Metodista – Costa Rica: Our international trip and partnership took a change to the plan when Covid-19 impacted the world. Since we had to cancel the trip, we instead supported our partners in Costa Rica by raising funds and sending so that they might still have the monetary support needed to continue their mission.
Motown Mission: While a week long trip was not possible, Motown was able to create some social distanced safe partner projects for our youth.  We spent three drop-in days painting houses, building porch steps, improving and manitaning local gardens and clearing overgrown and debri ridden alleys to imporve local safety.
Howell Nature Center: Partnering with this local refuge, we combined a retreat and service to help us connect with nature and God.

Greensky Hill Indian Church: A week long travel trip with our partners at Greensky Hill to do much needed work on this historic state site and to help prepare for and implement their annual childrens Herritage Camp.
Motown Mission: Partnering and lodging for a week with Motown and other Detroit based organizations – working to change the face of blight in our community.





Hear for yourself:
Carly Curvin’s “Soul On Fire” ASP Sunday Sermon, July 24