The faith journey happens here
A prayer a day could change a life
At Mel Trotter Ministries, we see each person we serve as a unique individual — made in the image of God with plans to prosper and live a productive life beyond the walls of homelessness. Many argue that ending homelessness is impossible. We believe anything is possible through the power of Christ.
Every day we pray for this important work, for our guests, and for those experiencing homelessness in the greater Grand Rapids area. Will you join us in 31 days of prayer? One prayer a day could change a life.
It is no accident that thousands have begun or renewed their faith journey here at Mel Trotter Ministries.
Ministry is at the core of who we are and what we do. But we cannot do it alone. The guests need you to show up and show love. They need churches, individuals, and organizations within our great community to come alongside them and give what many of them lack—relationships based on unconditional love and acceptance.
You have something to offer and it’s much more than serving a hot meal, it’s using your God-given gifts!
MTM Church Partners
- Crossroads Bible Church
- Third Reformed
- Resurrection Life
- Byron Center Bible
- Unison Christian Church
- Faith CRC
- Madison Square
- Lake Effect
- and 100+ more partners
- Crossroads Bible Church
Guests celebrate who they are becoming in Christ. This is a prom-like formal banquet with music, dinner and relationship building conversations with you! We're always looking for churches to help host the event as a venue or to help with planning. Want to learn more? Contact Rev. or call 616-588-8703.
Bring your family to play games with our families. Laugh and have fun together as you get to know our guests.
Thanksgiving Community Meal, Foot Washing & Shoe Give Away, and the National Day of Prayer. Become a part of the MTM family for a day.
The Lord brought me here, it wasn’t a coincidence.– James
Spiritual Intake Packet
Every program guest receives a devotional book, a Bible study guide (designed in-house) and a Bible. Each packet costs approximately $35.
Be a financial partner and help underwrite the costs of spiritual retreats, devotional celebrations, and purposeful relationship building activities.
Reach out to people who are already committed to change and are nearing the end of their time at Mel Trotter. We will train and help you to make a difference in a guest’s life by being there and engaging in a positive, uplifting manner. Join our Friendship Ministry and learn:
- What homelessness is and what it is not
- What helps and what hurts
- How to be a bridge from isolation to connectedness
Would you like to get more involved in ministry at MTM?
Contact or call 616-588-8707.
Bring your church here
Chapel is not mandatory for guests but three times a week chapel service is at capacity as area churches bring their pastor, praise team, a prayer team, and a hospitality team to have their usual Sunday service. We will train your team beforehand so that our program guests can connect with you and your church to build relationships in a Christ-centered community.
Join Friendship Ministry
You don't need to fix or rescue anyone. Just show the love of Christ by being a friend and walking along someone where they are. It’s not mentoring but it is praying, loving, supporting and letting God be in control. We will arrange meetings, times and events. You just need to let us know you’re interested.
Host a Game Night or Movie Night for MTM Guests
Host a Game Night or Movie Night for guests at MTM. The Spiritual Life Department is looking for Churches and Youth Groups who would like to spend an evening fellowshipping with guests. Groups should be 20 people or more in size and volunteers should be 18 years or older.
Join us and volunteer at a chapel service on select Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Bring your church, family or friends along and worship the Lord alongside our guests.
There are countless prayer requests, but here is what we want you to do – commit to pray for guests who are spiritually knocked out. Pray that they will be revived through God’s Word and relationship connections. Also pray for the Ministry & Outreach team as they oversee chapel, spiritual retreats, and the spiritual needs of our guests and staff alike.
We would love to share what God is doing in lives at Mel Trotter.
Invite us to share at your church, bible study, business, or civic group. Together we can find creative solutions to ending homelessness in the lives of many.