Programs and Services

Food Pantry



The mission of New Faith Temple Food Pantry is to alleviate hunger in Grand Rapids by soliciting, collecting, and distribution of food on weekly bases.  Our services include food box and future nutrition and children's programs.

Our services improve the ability of families to care for children and achieve goals of self-sufficiency. New Faith Temple Food Pantry services are a small investment in comparison to cost of ignoring the problem of hunger in the city and the influence it has on a number of health and crime issues.

Summer Youth Health

& Nutrition Program​



New Faith Temple Community Development Corporation’s summer nutrition program helps feed children by serving healthy meals during the summer months.

The summer nutrition program serves two (2) meals a day, Monday through Friday to all children through age 18. The programs will also operate activities for children that are safe and fun. Children receive complete, wholesome meals, and parents receive help in stretching their food dollars.

The summertime meals are served at New Faith Temple Church of God in Christ 1701 Kalamazoo Ave SE Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Moise Mind’s
(Back To

School Rally)

The purpose of the Mosie’s Minds Program is to equip underprivileged, students from lower income households with the necessary academic supplies to promote higher learning throughout the year. This project is based on the simple idea, “Every community should have the resources necessary to help the less fortunate children.”

In addition to promoting higher learning, the goal of Moise's Minds is to also educate the public in mental, physical, and dental healthcare awareness; educate children and their families in social awareness through presentations from local agencies, institutes, businesses, and individuals.

New Faith Temple/DTE Energy Furnace

Tune Up &

Refrigerator Program​



DTE Energy, in partnership with New Faith Temple Community Development Corporation, cares about the members of the community, and offers a "FREE FURNACE TEST & TUNE UP or FURNACE REPLACEMENT!" These services are FREE of charge and available to DTE Energy customers. 

Refrigerator replacement is also offered to applicants whose existing refrigerator is manufactured before the year 2000. Applicants must meet income eligibility guidelines.

New Faith Temple Boys Basketball (Open Court)


Looking for a safe and fun place for all ages to meet new friends, socialize, learn new skills, keep fit and stay healthy? Come on down to your neighborhood Recreation Center! LeBron James, KG, Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus didn’t get as good as they are watching the game of basketball, they got out and played!!

The New Faith Temple Community Development Corporation and The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a limited Open Court basketball experience Youth Basketball Program for boys and girls ages 13 to 18 from January to mid-March. This is your opportunity to meet new friends, gain experience, learn new skills and elevate your game. Don’t be left on the sidelines this winter wishing you would have played, sign-up today. Get out and play!!!

Field Trips to Museums & Science Centers
 

Every opportunity to visit wonderful museums and science centers are designed to provide great aesthetic, interpretive and intellectual experiences, and learning opportunities that can inspire and serve diverse audiences for a lifetime. These experiences and opportunities include an array of impacting and enriching curricular and community educational programs, curatorial and library services, a contemporary artists program, volunteer opportunities, and online resources.

Become a Mentor



New Faith Temple Community Development Corporation is presenting an opportunity for you to increase your life worth by being the increase in the life of a child who needs a mentor.

If you can…skip a stone…watch a movie…
shoot hoops, read a book out loud…
listen to music…sip a milkshake…
sit on a park bench and talk…You can be a mentor.

Amachi
“Who knows but what God has brought us through this child”



These programs assist at-risk children through the support and guidance of a mentor to improve academic performance; improve interpersonal relationships between children and their peers, teachers, other adults, and family members; reduce dropout rates; and reduce juvenile delinquency and gang involvement.

The mission of the Mentoring Program is to grow our own internal talent by providing the participants with leadership challenges and developmental opportunities. Participants will also be helping to create and shape a tool that can benefit a wider audience of your colleagues in the future.  Lastly, but most important is the ability to shape, mold and impact youth and family that will prove beneficial for our community, society and the world.



CBVGT (Christian Brothers Video Game Tournament)
Brawl – A - Thon

 

An opportunity for gamers to come out in a Christian Atmosphere to play their favorite video games and enter the Brawl tournaments.  The games included Nintendo games, both classic and new, like Pokémon and Mario Kart.

 

Extra consoles, televisions and games are available for people to come and play other games if they were not interested in participating in the tournaments. The CBVGT gives youth an opportunity to spend time with other youth as a way to escape and relax in an wholesome and safe environment.



Annual Sports Outing

(Detroit Pistons - Tigers - Lions)


We work year-round to build a solid curriculum that provides a fun and educational foundation of fellowship and fun while teaching the benefits of unity, cooperation and strength both on and off the field/court of life.



Super bowl/World Series/NBA Championships Fellowship (Men/Young Men)


The Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup and NBA Championship has become a cultural icon in America and some of the biggest TV events of the year, drawing millions of  viewers in the US alone. And regardless of our interest in the game it's become the one time we gather and a good excuse to create a special and shared community experience. For churches it's a great way to reach the community, especially children and youth, college students, and young families.

 

The Open Book Project was formed to address the needs of at-risk high school youth. Our programs lay the groundwork for the transition to the next level of education and life. By helping equip students with the necessary tools to successfully complete high school, students gain the competency and confidence required to handle the challenges of life beyond high school. By cultivating an environment for academic achievement and community involvement, students are motivated to become personally responsible for their education, their community and their future.

• After School Tutorial Program & Study Hall
• ACT/SAT Prep Courses
• Next Generation Mentoring Program

The Open book Project

For more information

contact NFTCDC

1701 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Phone:

(616) 245-6378
Office Hours
M-W-F

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM



 

Next Step After School Program and Mentoring

NEXT STEP was formed to answer the clarion call and address the needs of youth attending our local schools. Our programs lay the groundwork for the transition to the next level of education and life. By helping equip students with the necessary tools to successfully complete each grade level, students gain the competency and confidence required to handle the challenges of life beyond high school. By cultivating an environment for academic achievement and community involvement, students are motivated to become personally responsible for their education, their community and their fture.

 

• After School Tutorial Program & Study Hall

• Enrichment Activities

• Next Generation Mentoring Program

APPLY HERE

Call us:

(616) 248-4970

Find us:

1701 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49507

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