Welcome to Acts in Common!!!

We rejoice that you have found us, and wish you greetings of grace, peace and power from God our Creator and Jesus our Lord and Liberator!

Finding us means you have found an organization of Christian believers whose wider purpose is to assist in the revitalization of African American communities in the metropolitan Detroit region. Our specific goal in that wider purpose is to assist in the renewal, resourcing and empowerment of Lutheran congregations in those communities.

We are a nIMG_2086on-profit 501c3 organization that is a ministry of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We come to our work with a leading from the Spirit of the Living God, with joy and vision, with purpose and objectives, with prayer and possibilities, with resources and faith. We come to our work with the desired result being changed Lutheran congregations that are better able to partner with their neighborhoods in ways that help to raise the quality of life for those who live there, work there, learn there, worship there, and shop there.

The name Acts In Common comes from a description of one of the first “Jesus communities” that formed after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, a description found in Acts 2:42-47 in the New Testament. That congregational community is a model of some of the qualities we would like to help create in our Lutheran congregations. Specifically, verse 44 says:IMG_2085

“All the believers were together, and had everything in common.”

We are constantly seeking ways to invite your participation in this God-given work. We certainly invite your prayers with us and for us. We also invite you to contact us so we can explore possibilities together.

 

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