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Tomorrow we gather to celebrate Jesus in this city. His life is coursing through the veins of these city streets and His heart beats with love for every soul here. Come be a part of what God is doing here! See you at Detroit School of Arts at 10AM! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #DSA #church #worship #God #Jesus #oikos #detroit (at Grand Circus Park)

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Meet Phil & Joan Mitchell.  Today I had the unique and amazing privilege of enjoying a picnic with them at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit.  What is amazing about this retired couple is that they live right down the street from me in the Book Cadillac!  They moved here 4 years ago and have loved every second of being a part if this beautiful city.  As we had lunch together they wanted to find out more about our church and how they could be a part of what God has called us to.  Such an incredibly passionate couple with a powerful story.  All of you that think young people are the only ones moving to Detroit…think again!  God uses anyone and everyone who is wants to join Him in what He is doing in this great city.  Age is just a number…your heart means so much more.  #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #detroitrevival #ageisonlyanumber #godwantsyourheart #maturenotold #detroitrevival #youngheartsmovingtothecity #campusmartius #bookcadillac #downtown #detroit (at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit)

Meet Phil & Joan Mitchell. Today I had the unique and amazing privilege of enjoying a picnic with them at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. What is amazing about this retired couple is that they live right down the street from me in the Book Cadillac! They moved here 4 years ago and have loved every second of being a part if this beautiful city. As we had lunch together they wanted to find out more about our church and how they could be a part of what God has called us to. Such an incredibly passionate couple with a powerful story. All of you that think young people are the only ones moving to Detroit…think again! God uses anyone and everyone who is wants to join Him in what He is doing in this great city. Age is just a number…your heart means so much more. #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #detroitrevival #ageisonlyanumber #godwantsyourheart #maturenotold #detroitrevival #youngheartsmovingtothecity #campusmartius #bookcadillac #downtown #detroit (at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit)

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I was awakened this morning with the aroma of something wonderful baking in our kitchen…fresh, warm, banana bread.  That could only mean one thing…RV spent the night.  Love you, bro. @rvxmendoza #mmmmmmmmmm #baking #bananabread #fresh #goodmorning #itsgoingtobeagreatday #vscocam (at Detroit City Apartments)

I was awakened this morning with the aroma of something wonderful baking in our kitchen…fresh, warm, banana bread. That could only mean one thing…RV spent the night. Love you, bro. @rvxmendoza #mmmmmmmmmm #baking #bananabread #fresh #goodmorning #itsgoingtobeagreatday #vscocam (at Detroit City Apartments)

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A lot of people have a lot of things that stir up life in them like nothing else.  This is right up there for me.  I love to party…and I love to celebrate life…especially when it all revolves around God.  I don’t think…celebrating new life in the hearts of people that I love with the city I love behind me.  Someone wake me up…I’m blessed to be a part of the story that God is writing in Detroit…one life at a time. @woodsidedetroit @davemehi #churchinthecity #onelifeatatime #oikos #belleisle #detroitriver #baptism #amidreaming #lovingministryinthecityilove #detroit (at Belle Isle Beach)

A lot of people have a lot of things that stir up life in them like nothing else. This is right up there for me. I love to party…and I love to celebrate life…especially when it all revolves around God. I don’t think…celebrating new life in the hearts of people that I love with the city I love behind me. Someone wake me up…I’m blessed to be a part of the story that God is writing in Detroit…one life at a time. @woodsidedetroit @davemehi #churchinthecity #onelifeatatime #oikos #belleisle #detroitriver #baptism #amidreaming #lovingministryinthecityilove #detroit (at Belle Isle Beach)

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Another first for Woodside D!  After church (which will be so good) we will be heading to Belle Isle for a free cookout at the beach and then baptize 3 of our Woodside Detroit family in the Detroit River!  This is our first baptism outside and I can’t wait to be a part of this moment watching people make this statement of obedience with the skyline of the city we love behind them!  You don’t want to miss tomorrow…see you at 10AM sharp @woodsidedetroit!! #churchinthecity #churchonmission #woodsidedetroit #baptism #earlychurch #bbq #belleisle #endtoanamazingsummer #detroitriver #detroit  (at Detroit City Apartments)

Another first for Woodside D! After church (which will be so good) we will be heading to Belle Isle for a free cookout at the beach and then baptize 3 of our Woodside Detroit family in the Detroit River! This is our first baptism outside and I can’t wait to be a part of this moment watching people make this statement of obedience with the skyline of the city we love behind them! You don’t want to miss tomorrow…see you at 10AM sharp @woodsidedetroit!! #churchinthecity #churchonmission #woodsidedetroit #baptism #earlychurch #bbq #belleisle #endtoanamazingsummer #detroitriver #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

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What is an incredible wedding without a fun night of dancing???  Congrats Denny & Sweet Julie…you guys are so loved! #scheibewedding #weddingbells #danceparty (at Myth Golf and Banquets)

What is an incredible wedding without a fun night of dancing??? Congrats Denny & Sweet Julie…you guys are so loved! #scheibewedding #weddingbells #danceparty (at Myth Golf and Banquets)

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David Price in a Tigers uniform…what a beautiful sight.  @nomadikt #playoffmatchup #summerbaseball #mlb #tigers #detroittigers #mlb #detroit #baseballinthemotorcity (at Comerica Park)

David Price in a Tigers uniform…what a beautiful sight. @nomadikt #playoffmatchup #summerbaseball #mlb #tigers #detroittigers #mlb #detroit #baseballinthemotorcity (at Comerica Park)

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What an honor and privilege it was to go visit and pray with the Soul Sista of our church in the hospital tonight!  Cordette is such breath of fresh air to my heart even when she is recovering from  a pretty intense surgery.  Pray that she will regain strength and have full & complete healing in her body.  We believe God can do that for her.  She is such an amazing mom to her boys as well as our church family.  Get well soon!  We love you! #churchinthecity #oikos #soulsista #holyspiritpower #prayerwarrior #churchmother #woodsidedetroit #detroit #hospitalvisits (at Harper University Hospital)

What an honor and privilege it was to go visit and pray with the Soul Sista of our church in the hospital tonight! Cordette is such breath of fresh air to my heart even when she is recovering from a pretty intense surgery. Pray that she will regain strength and have full & complete healing in her body. We believe God can do that for her. She is such an amazing mom to her boys as well as our church family. Get well soon! We love you! #churchinthecity #oikos #soulsista #holyspiritpower #prayerwarrior #churchmother #woodsidedetroit #detroit #hospitalvisits (at Harper University Hospital)

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Nothing can get us down. #detroit #hydrolics #detroitlove #arisedetroit #detroitfloods #flooding #vsco #vscocam @joelgrothaus  (at Detroit, Michigan)

Nothing can get us down. #detroit #hydrolics #detroitlove #arisedetroit #detroitfloods #flooding #vsco #vscocam @joelgrothaus (at Detroit, Michigan)

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Drifting off to sleep with these memories in my heart. I love our church. I love that I got a chance today to stand back in moments like these and see our church BE the church it was called to be and use gifts that God has anointed them with to reach the city and bless people with the love of Jesus. May we not hold back but step into those places all the more and watch how God shows up…because He always will. Goodnight. @woodsidedetroit #oikos #churchinthecity #churchonmission #loveourchurch #yourkingdomcome #dreamcometrue #moredreamstocome #sweetdreams #goodnightdetroit #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

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This is it!!  Today is the final day of LifeImpact Week here in Detroit.  We are throwing a HUGE party in the park!!  Come to Cass Park today from 12pm-3pm for a FREE bbq, inflatable rides, face painting, carnival games, a snowcone machine, live music, and so much more!  Bring your friends and family to enjoy this beautiful afternoon here in Detroit.  What a way to end an incredible week.  See you there! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #lifeimpact #casspark #casscorridor #cassparkcommunity #summerserve #detroit  (at Cass Park Historic District)

This is it!! Today is the final day of LifeImpact Week here in Detroit. We are throwing a HUGE party in the park!! Come to Cass Park today from 12pm-3pm for a FREE bbq, inflatable rides, face painting, carnival games, a snowcone machine, live music, and so much more! Bring your friends and family to enjoy this beautiful afternoon here in Detroit. What a way to end an incredible week. See you there! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #lifeimpact #casspark #casscorridor #cassparkcommunity #summerserve #detroit (at Cass Park Historic District)

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God continues to blow my mind in this city.  10 years ago “Jurassic Park” as it was affectionately named was one of the worst parks in the country for crime, prostitution, drugs, you name it.  This week we were able to install 5 benches and 4 picnic tables in Cass Park.  It’s been a long time since any benches or tables have occupied this space.  They were immediately used by residents and this guy brought over his guitar and started playing!  He was so excited to have a place to sit, relax and play.  We are thankful that God provided the funds for us to purchase this equipment and we are praying that it will be used to provide life and hope to those who live here.  Seeing the gospel of Jesus take shape as tables and benches gets me so giddy.  Please continue to pray for this week of mission ministry in Detroit as hundreds of our church family are pouring love into our community in the Cass Corridor. @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #oikos #lifeimpact #casspark #cassparkcommunity #casscorridor #churchonmission #gospel #oneheartatatime #revival #youaremakingallthingsnew #onelifeatatime #nso #parkbenches #picnictables #detroit (at Cass Park Historic District)

God continues to blow my mind in this city. 10 years ago “Jurassic Park” as it was affectionately named was one of the worst parks in the country for crime, prostitution, drugs, you name it. This week we were able to install 5 benches and 4 picnic tables in Cass Park. It’s been a long time since any benches or tables have occupied this space. They were immediately used by residents and this guy brought over his guitar and started playing! He was so excited to have a place to sit, relax and play. We are thankful that God provided the funds for us to purchase this equipment and we are praying that it will be used to provide life and hope to those who live here. Seeing the gospel of Jesus take shape as tables and benches gets me so giddy. Please continue to pray for this week of mission ministry in Detroit as hundreds of our church family are pouring love into our community in the Cass Corridor. @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #oikos #lifeimpact #casspark #cassparkcommunity #casscorridor #churchonmission #gospel #oneheartatatime #revival #youaremakingallthingsnew #onelifeatatime #nso #parkbenches #picnictables #detroit (at Cass Park Historic District)

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Still amazed by what God did yesterday and the privilege I had to see Sam, spend time with him, and have him share his heart last night with students & young adults.  He is 10 months into a year long drug/alcohol restoration program and God is doing an incredible transformation in his heart.  I know God will bring him back to the city to be used to rescue others that are trapped in the chains of these addictions like he was in the streets of Detroit…these stories continue to drive and motivate me to pour my heart out into the lives of others here.  This city is changing…one life at a time. @suzfzz @peefeez #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #lovelife #lovepeople #restoration #addiction #nevertoofarfromGodsgrace #onelifeatatime #detroit (at Comerica Park)

Still amazed by what God did yesterday and the privilege I had to see Sam, spend time with him, and have him share his heart last night with students & young adults. He is 10 months into a year long drug/alcohol restoration program and God is doing an incredible transformation in his heart. I know God will bring him back to the city to be used to rescue others that are trapped in the chains of these addictions like he was in the streets of Detroit…these stories continue to drive and motivate me to pour my heart out into the lives of others here. This city is changing…one life at a time. @suzfzz @peefeez #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #oikos #lovelife #lovepeople #restoration #addiction #nevertoofarfromGodsgrace #onelifeatatime #detroit (at Comerica Park)

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Largest crowd ever for a soccer match in US history!  Love that I got to enjoy the record breaking  game with these bros!! @mattmajewski @nomadikt @andrewscheibe @patrickmcilrath @sperry918 @detcityfc @northernguard #manchesterunited #realmadrid #soccer #friends #football #detroit  #thebighouse (at The Big House)

Largest crowd ever for a soccer match in US history! Love that I got to enjoy the record breaking game with these bros!! @mattmajewski @nomadikt @andrewscheibe @patrickmcilrath @sperry918 @detcityfc @northernguard #manchesterunited #realmadrid #soccer #friends #football #detroit #thebighouse (at The Big House)

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You’ve never seen or heard a wave like this. 109Kstrong #realfootball #manchesterunited #realmadrid #thewave #fans (at The Big House)