What is The Crew?
We are a group of men at Dexter United Methodist Church that support each other and get together to (do):
- Build things--mostly recently, The Edge Youth Center, the Atrium, and the Lean-To
- Hurricane Relief (Katrina)
- Habitat for Humanity (in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor)
- Christmas in Action (in Dexter)
- Feeding the homeless (in Detroit)
- Community Service (Alpha House)
- Raising funds for missions such as the Rummage Sale, Dexter Daze, and Relay for Life
Here's what else we do:
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Prayer Time
(Tuesdays: 6:30 AM)
Currently 12-20 men meet in Newkirk Hall by the kitchen area each week. This is a casual time to meet men of the church before the day’s activities. Come for a bit of breakfast, a lot of fellowship, and a look into the Scriptures. At the end, we go around the table and pray for one another. Some pray out loud, some pray silently. The Tuesday Morning Breakfast is a great “jumping on point” if you are new to our church. Starting June 27th, we will meet in The Edge (due to the construction).
Men’s Bible Storytelling
(Wednesdays: 7 - 8:30 PM)
All ages welcome! You will hear told some of the timeless stories of the Bible—stories that will help you share your faith with your children, grandchildren, friends or neighbors. Meets in Rooms 220/221.
Men’s Monthly Breakfast
(Saturdays: 8 AM) - returning in the fall
We gather the 2nd Saturday of every month in Newkirk Hall. This is a great time to connect with other guys. After a full service breakfast, we take on the tough issues that men face with a teaching (usually by a guest speaker) and sharing format. Sometimes we have planned activities afterwards for fathers and sons/daughters.
The Crew plans, sponsors or promotes a variety of retreats throughout the year. Most notably, True Pursuit Week-end (in April), a summer retreat near Evart, Michigan; Promise Keepers Convention; and Myers Lake Family Camp-Out in July.
There’s the Golf League (April – August) and Men’s Softball. And there’s Into the Wilderness—hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and trout stream fishing out west.
A new component to men’s ministry—designed to empower men in their 20’s, 30’s & 40’s to be Christ-centered dads & husbands in a secular world. We’ve started a series of events about:
- The impact of the Internet and social media on our kids. . .and what to do about it.
- The struggles and challenges of being a Christ-follower parenting kids in a very secular environment. . .including some testimonials of those who’ve been down this path.
- Places to turn and be equipped to raise KIDS WHO ARE CHRIST-CENTERED.