Missional areas

The Michigan District is divided into five missional areas.  

  • Northeast Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Rev. Justin Hayes (justin@midlandnaz.org)

Churches: Alma, Bay City Faith, Bay City First, Midland Bethel, Midland Community, Midland Nease Memorial, Mount Pleasant Faith Indian, Mount Pleasant First, New Lothrop,  Saginaw First, Saginaw Journey of Grace, Saginaw Swan Valley, Saginaw Valley, St. Louis Restoration 58:12, Sumner Center

  • Northwest Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Rev. Becca Graham (bgraham@grifonline.org

Churches:  Byron Center High Pointe, Ebenezer, Elmdale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids Clyde Park, Grand Rapids International Fellowship, Grand Rapids Northeast Community, Grand Rapids West International, Greenville, Hastings, Holland New Life, Ionia, Lowell, Muskegon Breakwater, Muskegon Connection Point, Sparta

  • Southeast Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Rev. Gerhard Weigelt (gerhard@masonnaz.org)

Churches: Albion, Charlotte New Faith, Eaton Rapids, Hillsdale, East Jackson, Jackson First, Jackson Found, Mason First,  Spring Arbor

  • Southwest Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Rev. David Downs (davedowns@comcast.net)

Churches: Battle Creek First, Buchanan, Coldwater, Corey, Kalamazoo South Side,  Nashville, Portage Cross Community, Sturgis, Three Rivers, Vicksburg Chapman Memorial, White Pigeon Lighthouse.

  • Capital Missional Area

Missional Coordinator: Rev. Jimmy Guffey (jimmyguffey@gmail.com)

Churches:  Corunna, Durand, Grand Ledge, Holt, Lansing First, Lansing International, Lansing South, Lansing Waverly, Lansing Woodview, Okemos, Owosso City, Owosso First, Perry, Portland, St. Johns, Williamston

Missional Area Leaders - Task Description:

* Gather area pastors for fellowship, spiritual emphasis, shepherding, pastoral crisis care, etc. during Mission Area

   Breakfast Meetings, Cohort Meetings, Fall Workshop, Pastor and Spouse Retreat, Mission Advance.

*  Serve as DS Surrogate when needed.

*  Facilitate missional discussion with area pastors - What's Next?  Next Generation and Next Plants.

Develop Partnerships across the missional area to plant new churches.