Mission & Ministry

Temple is a mission church called to do God’s work in our immediate neighborhood here in the Heights and within the larger community of Muskegon County.

Mission & Ministry

Temple is a mission church called to do God’s work in our immediate neighborhood here in the Heights and within the larger community of Muskegon County. We live out our faith on a daily basis, engaging in the “tough” ministries that Matthew 25:35-37 requires of us and in which we strongly – and faithfully – believe. We are not isolated from our neighborhood, which is one of the most desperately impoverished and violent areas currently in the nation.

We purposely open our doors – both spiritually and literally – to those who land and sometimes sleep on our doorsteps, those who live next door, those who are invisible to much of the world but whom we see as our neighbors. We sincerely believe in the notion of God’s love for ALL people.

A man without a home finds a place to worship. A single mother struggling to get by finds a church family. Life partners looking for support find a shared community. A troubled youth in the inner city finds a way to get off the street.

Temple resides in an impoverished community – by choice, not by chance. Mission is our reason for being and, years ago, we made the choice to stay and serve. As a result, thousands of people come to our church every month to receive food, clothing, medical assistance, help and hope.

Temple does outreach ministry to the surrounding community in many ways.

Some of our church missions include:

  • Volunteer for Mission for Area People (MAP)
    • Food Pantry
    • Clothing Pantry
  • Supper House
  • Family Promise
  • Hand2Hand
  • Calling on the homebound and elderly
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Pathfinders
  • Stewardship
  • Social Justice

What we Do

Mission Area For The People

Non-profit community-based organization committed to serving the needs of area residents who live in poverty and extreme need.

 

Family Promise

Temple, in partnership with 18 other churches, provides shelter and care within the church for families who are facing homelessness.

Hand2Hand

Hand2Hand 501©(3) delivers hope to hungry children, ages 3-18, by mobilizing schools, churches, businesses, and individuals to provide nutritious food over the weekends.

Supper House

Today over 50 West Michigan churches see MAP as an extension of their ministry.

Getting Connected

What we do and what Temple is all about. Youth & music ministry.

Pathfinders

Pathfinders is an education, life skills and violence prevention program for children and teens.

Call 231.733.1065

To find out how you can be involved!