The American Baptist Churches of Michigan is comprised of more than one hundred fifty congregations across Michigan, ranging in size from less than forty people to more than two thousand; located in the great metropolitan center of Detroit, cities, small towns, and countryside; composed of people from various ethnic groups; seeking to impact our state and world with the good news of Jesus Christ.
The American Baptist Churches of Michigan region office is located at 4578 South Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, Michigan. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To contact our office, call 800.632.2953. To reach a specific staff member, consult the staff directory.
ABCUSA Mission Statement
American Baptists are a Christ-centered, biblical grounded, ethnically diverse people called to radical personal discipleship in Christ Jesus. Our commitment to Jesus propels us to nurture authentic relationships with one another; build healthy churches; transform our communities, our nations and our world; engage every member in hands-on ministry; and speak the prophetic word in love.
As a people of prayer, purpose, and passion, we are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality and culture gather as one in worship, service and work.
The heart of the gospel is God’s redemptive love. In our life together, the world will see the power of forgiveness to overcome alienation, the strength of love to transform hate, the power of grace to break the bonds of guilt, the triumph of hope over despair, and the victory of faith over doubt.
Through the cross of Christ we embrace the world as neighbor. Our vision for mission energizes a multitude of servant ministries of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, new church development, social justice, healing, peacemaking, economic development and education. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we work together in mutual submission, humility, love, and giving that the gospel might be preached and lived in all the world.
“Write the vision, make it plain…” Habakkuk 2:2
"Helping Families Thrive"
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.
No matter who you are, what you’re going through or what challenges your family may be facing, we’re here to help. With practical resources - like our 1-800 Family Help line, counseling and websites – we’re committed to providing trustworthy, biblical guidance and support.
It is the vision of Camp Lael...
To provide a place where people can discover Christ, grow
and share their faith, make decisions for ministry,
and learn to give to the community.
To offer camping experiences for
youth with an emphasis on God and creation.
To extend programs and accommodations for
intergenerational use that meet today's needs.
To preserve and protect the natural beauty of God's creation.
To become a premier Christian Education Center
for the 21st century.
Camp Lake Louise is a fully licensed Christian camp located in beautiful Northern Michigan on a crystal clear lake and surrounded by forest. Each summer in this intimate setting, we strive to show campers of all ages how they can grow closer to God. Campers sleep in charming log cabins, sing around crackling campfires, and hike winding trails.
Founded in 1937 as Lake Louise Baptist Camp, the camp is part of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan and is operated by an independent board of directors. The board is responsible for the financial accountability, programming and maintenance of the facility. Camp Lake Louise is set in a pristine wilderness environment on Thumb Lake in Charlevoix County. We are 7 miles east of Boyne Falls and 7 miles west of Vanderbilt.
Sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the message of hope in His gospel.
DRMM fulfills its mission statement by providing hope to the hopeless, disadvantaged, and homeless men, women, and children of our community by ministering to the total person – body, soul and spirit – with services and programs designed to address spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs to those seeking assistance in hopes of them becoming faithful Christians discipled into a local church, rehabilitated and employed, and living productive and restored lives.
Green Lake Conference Center is a beautiful Christian conference and leadership training center located in south central Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide a special Christian environment of service, equipping, renewal and networking that helps to produce more and stronger disciples and churches. Founded by the American Baptists in 1943, the conference center now reaches out to partner with American Baptists and a wide range of other Christian organizations to build God’s kingdom.
Hope for women with unplanned pregnancies