(formerly “House of Hope”)
Abba’s House is a center of mercy and refuge, a safe place for young adults and families to be healed and restored.
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 : Mark & Diane Britton 231-369-3622
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.
Local contact: RJ Dibble 231-824-6709
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 : Kimberly 231-883-6732
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 : Gwen 231-409-2894
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: Maurie Holbrook 231-357-8867
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.
Local Contact: 231-947-1138
God’s Love Tree
God’s Love Tree is a family run 501 (c)(3) Christmas ministry providing gifts for inmates’ children. Often a forgotten population, children of inmates from Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties will receive gifts they need, with “wants” added when possible, thanks to the generosity of area residents, churches, youth groups or businesses.
Local Contact: Suzan Svec 231-883-9225.
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.
Grand Traverse House of Prayer
This Christian prayer room has the goal to bring honor and glory to God our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ through night and day worship and prayer in Traverse City. We encourage Christians from many denominations and backgrounds to come together in unity and seek the Lord.
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
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 INC (Love In the Name of Christ)
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.
Local Contact: 231-941-5683
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 231-941-6546
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!
Local Contact: 231-995-0525
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.
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: Mike & Laura O’Connor: 231-409-1962
Papa Joe’s Solid Ground
A weekly men’s devotional by Pastor Joe Patanella encouraging men to process life together.
This devotional can be accessed through a link on the Father’s Love Ministries Inc website:
flministry.net Father's Love Ministries is committed to sending the gospel of Christ as commissioned in Matthew 28: 18-20 to "make disciples and change the world."
For more information about Father’s Love Ministries go to their website.
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!
Local contact: 231-929-4446
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.
Local contact: 231-946-4644
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.
Local Contact: 231-944-1710
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.
Website: www.traversecityteen.cbsclass.org 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