Detroit is a city shaped by the best and the worst of American systems. Cohort Detroit partners with those who live out resilience, faithful service, and commitment to partnering with Detroiters to participate in God's work of renewing the city.

We have a lot to learn from the ways God is working in Detroit, and we also have a lot to offer in this place that needs Christian leaders.

We create a space where you, your partners, and the city can be formed together. As part of Cohort Detroit, you can serve alongside these local organizations and local residents as you discover who God wants you to be.

Living, Learning, and Serving in Detroit

Resonate's Cohort experience is a 6-month (Winter 2020) or 10-month (Spring 2020) commitment that cultivates young adult leaders, encourages intercultural friendships, and creates space for honest conversations at the intersection of Christian service, racial justice, and vocation. Starting from the perspective of serving with local residents, your year in Cohort will give you a greater perspective of God's work in the city as well as God's call for your life. Resonate is committed to walking alongside you, providing you with mentors, partners, and support.

Cohort begins by placing you in a position with a local partner organization, according to your strengths and experience. The positions include work in community development, education, music, medicine, ministry support, communications, and more. You'll work side by side with another Cohort participant: each local participant is paired with one from outside the community.

Your Partners in the City

Hesed Community Church: Brightmoor

Hesed Brightmoor is an exciting placement for applicants looking for a fully immersive, non-traditional ministry setting. Hesed Brightmoor is an innovative ministry house which impacts disinvested areas of Detroit. Its ministries include discipleship training and Bible studies, food and clothing assistance for neighbors, community development initiatives, justice advocacy, and a screen printing operation. A house supervisor provides daily support to community members.

Hesed Community Church: Morningside

Hesed Morningside is a newly renovated ministry house ready for a Cohort Detroit participant to move in and work alongside our current house supervisor to support an after-school program, plan neighborhood block parties, meet day-to-day needs of community members, mentor local teens and children, and create a safe and welcoming environment

Grace in Action: Southwest Detroit

Interested in justice work, bilingual ministry, and the progressive edge of the Christian tradition? Grace in Action is a church, non-profit, and hub of community programming, advocacy, and deep relationship-building at the center of Detroit's Spanish-speaking community. Grace in Action presents an array of opportunity for service and learning: after-school programs, coding courses, internet-access initiatives, music lessons, grant-writing, marketing, and 2020 census preparation.

Covenant Community Care: Southwest & Metro Detroit

If you have an interest in the fields of health and wellness, chaplaincy, or street outreach, CCC can provide hands-on experience and top-notch job-training. CCC is a faith based charitable non-profit Community Health Center, serving the people of Metro Detroit, that seeks out, heals, and strengthens over 20,000 people every year through services like medical, dental, OB-care, behavioral health, and vision. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), they offer integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Resonate Supports You

Resonate is committed to supporting you as you focus on growth and discovery, and our partners in Detroit are eager to receive and train you. Here's how we help you get there and support you throughout the year:

  • We place you in an assignment that fits you
  • We pair you with a mentor at your organization
  • We coordinate the training you need to do your work well
  • We arrange visits to local and international partners
    • We have guaranteed your time off for these visits
  • We place you in housing
    • Ask about our partners who cover housing costs
  • We lead you in spiritual formation
  • We provide fundraising help
  • We offer some financial support based on need
  • We coordinate the logistics: travel, transportation, insurance, visa sponsorship, etc.
  • We cultivate your skills and experience in community development, justice work, and cross-cultural ministry

Email Today

If you think Cohort Detroit might be a good fit for you, send us an email right away at—we are putting together a Cohort beginning September 2020, and we have a place for you!