OUR MISSION: To foster diverse worship, innovative social services, and transformative relationships.
Located in the most diverse square mile in North America, Memorial Drive Ministries (MDM) is a church-based non-profit that fosters diverse Christian worshipping communities, innovative social services, and transformative relationships. MDM nurtures a safe, collaborative, and welcoming environment for the vibrant ministries that call the Memorial Drive campus home. Leveraging the community trust, location, and campus of the historic Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC), Memorial Drive Ministries convenes critical leadership, organization, and a wide network of loving neighbors to create a new expression of God’s Beloved Community.
OUR VISION: A place of Sanctuary, Strength, & Service
Sanctuary Six diverse worshiping communities call Memorial Drive home. Throughout the week, the campus is filled with the songs, prayers, and sermons of its Zo, Chin, African, and multicultural congregations. In Christian hospitality, Memorial Drive Ministries opens its doors to refugees and natives, young and old, rich and poor, offering safety and belonging to people from every corner of the world.
Strength The Greater Clarkston community is home to thousands of refugees, people newly arrived in the country after fleeing their homes. MDM provides a safe space for practical services that orient, educate, and train its neighbors who are refugees or experiencing material poverty. MDM comes alongside individuals who are dreaming of a better life for themselves and their families and empowers them through community connection, educational opportunities, and job training.
Service The call to discipleship is the call to serve the most vulnerable among us. MDM offers our churches and members a unique and exciting array of meaningful opportunities to serve. But MDM also invites you to go beyond service, to the spiritual practice of being a neighbor. In neighborliness, we give our gifts, but we also receive the gifts that others offer to us. Our lives become deeply connected and forever transformed.