Motor City Wesley is proud to be a part of the expansion of the Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation's "Rethink Intern" program into the statewide EncounterMICall initiative. Below is a brief description of this project, you can find more info at: ENCOUNTERMICALL.ORG
This project seeks to develop student leaders, spiritually grounded in the Wesleyan tradition of a personal faith lived out through social action, to faithfully serve the local church, as a means to discern a call to ministry. A disconnect between students and the local church, often leaves students without meaningful opportunities for leadership in the local church following graduation. Therefore, EncounterMICall will foster the transition of young adult participants in campus ministry to becoming engaged, emerging Christians in the local church. It will further provide assistance to local churches for the enhancement of ministry through a partnership between local churches and campus ministry. Through this cooperation young adults will have the opportunity to grow as a disciple, gain leadership skills, and have opportunities to explore their call to ministry in very real and tangible ways.
Central Purpose of “EncounterMICall”:
To develop young adult, student leaders spiritually grounded in the Wesleyan tradition by providing year-long, intentionally mentored, missional focused local church internships that will assist participants in encountering God’s call in their lives, strengthening their leadership skills, and deepening their Christian faith.
1. Expand the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo’s “Rethink Intern Program” to 6 additional campus ministries throughout the State of Michigan: Central Michigan University Wesley Foundation(Mount Pleasant); Ferris Sate University Wesley Foundation (Big Rapids); Grand Valley State University Wesley Foundation (Grand Rapids); Michigan State University Wesley Foundation (East Lansing); Motor City Wesley (Detroit), University of Michigan Wesley Foundation (Ann Arbor).
2. Recruit and place 30 young adult, campus ministry students at local churches.
3. Strengthen capacity for supervision, mentoring, spiritual and leadership development training for interns, mentors, campus ministers, and local church supervisors.
4. Strengthen program’s communication and fundraising capacity