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Missional Areas & Churches

The Michigan District is divided into five missional areas.

The Michigan District Church of the Nazarene is a collection of churches in south west Michigan including the medium size metropolitan areas of Lansing, Jackson, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and small towns throughout the rural landscape

Northeast Missional Area

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

Missional Coordinator:
Rev. Justin Hayes

Northwest Missional Area

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, Lowell, Muskegon Breakwater, Muskegon Connection Point, Sparta

Missional Coordinator:
Rev. Tyler Hubbell

Southeast Missional Area

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

Missional Coordinator:
Rev. Rev. Gerhard Weigelt

Southwest Missional Area

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

Missional Coordinator:
Rev. Rob Lewis

Capital Missional Area

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

Missional Coordinator:
Rev. Jesi Myers

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.

District Churches

Michigan District Churches

Please find below our Michigan District Churches listed in Alphabetical order

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