WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAMILY

OUR MISSION

The mission of Charity Lutheran Church is to actively follow the words of Jesus, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Mathew 28:19-20a

Our vision is to connect individuals with the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and through transformed living bring renewal to individuals, families, and our community.

Charity Lutheran Church is a small congregation that refuses to live a small ministry.  Charity refuses to be just a Sunday ministry.  Charity refuses to confine its ministry to the walls of the church.

Charity Lutheran Church certainly uses its building beginning the week with worship in the Word of God.  It also houses the iCan Achievement Camp, serves over 2,400 meals to children, provides a safe house in one of the nations most dangerous communities, offers its facilities for community activities including hosting two area block clubs.

Beyond its walls Charity is active in its community acting as the catalyst for an annual community clean up and board up, an annual prayer walk for peace, and converting abandoned houses into affordable housing. 

 

All photography provided by Jared Chambers

 

SERVICE TIMES:

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 am
 

Children's church during the worship service)


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MEET YOUR PASTOR

PASTOR STEVEN ESSENBURG

Pastor Steve has served Charity Lutheran Church and it's community for over 18 years.  A recognized leader in urban ministry, he has guided Charity to a diverse membership reflective of the community.  His leadership in the community has been recognized by Detroit City Council with two Spirit of Detroit Award as well as a commendation from the Detroit Police Commission.

An advocate for the homeless, Pastor Steve served as a founding board member and first president of Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team and currently serves on the board of Macomb Habitat for Humanity.  However, building strong communities in Detroit is his passion.  He is Executive Director of Charity Inc, a non-profit dedicated to providing affordable housing through it Hope House programs.

 

CONTACT YOUR PASTOR

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WHEN ARE SERVICES?

Charity holds services each week on Sunday at 10:00 am.  Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.  

HOW SHALL I DRESS?

 

We invite you to come as you are.

WHERE DO I GO?

The main entrance is on the of the building at our parking lot on the south side of our facility; Once inside, head upstairs to the sanctuary.  A unisex restroom is located just off the sanctuary. 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Charity worships within the liturgical tradition of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We typically follow a service printed in the worship folder.


We will take the dealer’s dope house and convert it into the Healer’s Hope House.
— Pastor Steve