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Engaging young people, in and around Detroit, Michigan as missional leaders for the transformation of the church and world.

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YLI engages young people of metro-Detroit as leaders for the transformation of the church and world.  We are a United Methodist related organization hoping to make real the love of Jesus Christ through the efforts, energy, and creativity of dedicated young people.  Our programs are:

MOTOWN MISSION EXPERIENCE - youth and young adult mission destination in the city of Detroit which engages young people in "economic disaster recovery work" in the name of Jesus Christ. (more)

METRO YOUTH ENCOUNTER - exploring ways to nurture High School students as missional entrepreneurs for their local churches and communities.  MYE is currently designed as a micro-grant and ministry incubator for youth with innovative minsitry ideas for their local churches. (more)

TRANSFORMING LEADERS - Summertime mission internships for college students interested in service, intentional community, and spiritual discernment. (more)

WSU CATALYST - the return of United Methodist sponsored campus ministries to Wayne State University focusing on student-led, $100 seeded, mission projects and engagement with dynamic leaders from faith and service communities around Detroit. (more)

EMERGEDETROIT & DETROIT VILLAGES - Network of young adult and intentional communities interested in living authentic lives of radical discipleship in and around Detroit, MI.  (more)