What do you know about Detroit? Do you know her history? What comes to mind when Detroit is mentioned, Crime, Violence & Poverty? MACC Development and MACC Missions’ goal is to show you an all-encompassing narrative of Detroit. We will show this not from the “lens” of the Media but through God’s eyes. We want to change your perception of Detroit. We feel the best way to do that is to immerse your team into our community. Your team will be housed in the community, be presented opportunities to engage with families in the community through canvassing the neighborhood and helping out during MACC Development events and having conversations & sharing of testimonies over meals with the community. We will show you the side of Detroit that does not get talked about, all in the hopes that you will take this new perspective back to your communities so they can hear a different narrative about this great city.
MACC Development host mission trips yearlong in Detroit’s 48214 zip code. These dynamic outreaches partner local community development organizations, neighborhood residents, and a variety of extra-Detroit volunteers to create safe, clean community spaces all over the 48214. Fill out the interest form below to start the conversation or email Charles at email@example.com
MACC Development is able to host teams who are coming to the City in need of lodging. If you are planning a missions trip to Detroit and your team needs a place to sleep and shower then you can rent the use of our missions room to sleep & take showers. In our office building we have 24 beds and 5 showers. Prices for each person are $20/day off season (September - March) and $30/day in season (April - August).
Meet Our Staff
My name is Charles Johns and I am the Director of Missions & Recruitment. I oversee the Missions Program at MACC Development. I recruit and host mission team from all over the US & Canada. I also recruit interns for our internship program and volunteers to work with our numerous programs. My family and I came to Detroit from California in 2014. Why Detroit, you ask? My wife & I obeyed the calling that God placed on our heart, but we did not go willingly. We believed Detroit was all that the media said it was, crime-riddled, deep in poverty & filled with dilapidated houses. When we arrived all our fears were confirmed. We struggled to be in Detroit initially. My wife cried every day for the first week. It took time but after attending the church and getting to know the church members and other people in the community and learning about the history of Detroit, our hearts began to soften. We realized there was so much more to Detroit, that what you hear in the media or initially see when you get here doesn't define Detroit. I pray my testimony becomes your testimony. That your perception of Detroit will be changed and you go back to your communities and share Detroit's true story. You might be coming here to do work in Detroit, but I believe Detroit & God will do a work in you.