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Life Crisis Ministry

Our Life Crisis Ministries are all about Restoring Hope, Healing, Recovering, and Growing Through Life's Crises.  We desire for the church to be the place where people are able to find deep healing and hope in life no matter where they find themselves. We are committed to helping you navigate through the crisis' of life. We earnestly desire to laugh with you, cry with you, and help you in any way that we can. 

Divorce Care

Divorce Care - A ministry of Hope and Healing There aren't many people that you know who truly understand the pain of separation or divorce. This pain effects you, your family, and your friends.   This is the reason for DivorceCare at Merriman Road Baptist Church.

Divorce Care is series of 13 seminars conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, you'll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. 

There are two parts to each weekly DivorceCare session. During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, the group watches a video tape featuring top experts on divorce and recovery topics. These tapes contain valuable information about recovering from divorce and are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format. 

Following the video, the participants spend time as a "support group," discussing what is going on in the lives of the group participants and what was presented on that week's videotape. Our focus is you and meeting your needs first.

Here at MRBC we meet every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00PM at the church (Room 132 - Just follow the signs).   If this schedule does not work for you, there are many groups meeting throughout the Detroit area and Michigan at various times.  The Divorce Care Group Finder page will help you find a group meeting near you that is convenient to your busy schedule.

For Information, call the church office at 734-421-0472 

Grief Care

Grief Care is a weekly seminar and support group which meets in the church. Very importantly, This is led by lay people from MRBC modeling the concept described in 2 Corinthians 1:3-6.

The God of All Comfort 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 

Each weekly Grief Care meeting consists of two distinct elements:


The instructional material is provided in the form of 13 videos, averaging 35 minutes in length. These videos, produced in an interesting television magazine format, cover topics important to people going through a time of grieving.

Support Group

Much healing occurs when people have the opportunity to talk about their grief experiences and hear others who are dealing with similar problems. The weekly support group session is designed to follow viewing of that week's video, allowing an opportunity for discussion of the content of the tape and a time of personal sharing for group members.

The support group discussion time, led by lay facilitators, will allow people to share their feelings and experiences. They come to understand that “they are not alone,” that there are others who are going through similar experiences. The support group becomes a “family,” with members ministering to each other.

A powerful, effective combination

You'll take part in an atmosphere of care and concern with solid, reliable teaching. You can make a difference in the lives of people grieving the loss of someone close.

Ongoing ministry format

Grief Care is designed as a weekly format to run in a continuous cycle throughout the year. This ensures that you'll always have a support mechanism in place to minister to people who are grieving the loss of someone close to them.

Combines seminar and support group strategies

Teaching and instruction is essential to help people grieve, but lacks the "heart" and emotional care a support group can provide. Conversely, a support group without instruction can quickly deteriorate without guided discussion. By combining instruction and support group, Grief Care provides the balance that creates effective, meaningful ministry.

Grief Care is Christ-centered

True healing from a hurt as deep as the death of a loved one must be built on a relationship with Jesus Christ. This message is reflected throughout the Griefshare videos and print resources.

Grief Care is built on biblical concepts

The Bible is presented as the practical guide to grief recovery in the Grief Care video series and workbook. Group participants learn that scripture provides essential guidance on topics such as grieving, loss, emotions, death and eternal life.

Disaster Relief

Providing help and hope to our local community in times of disaster great and small. 

Disasters come in many shapes and sizes from a house fire to a forest fire, from heart attacks to hurricanes. &nbspHere at Marriman Road Baptist Church we stand ready to assist in all of these situations. Our plan is to lend our facilities as:

Feeding Center
Distribution Center
Communication Center
Relief Center
Comfort Center
Staging Center
Locator Center
Temporary Morgue 

MRBC is uniquely located near the center of our community with easy access along major routes in and through the city. In times of disaster our facilities are large enough and delivers enough to be used as a focal point for relief and recovery or a staging area for men and material. Our ministry team and church family is varied, multi-talented, and capable of responding to almost any disaster with assistance both physical and spiritual. 

Are you willing to give of yourself, your time and your talents to help you neighbors in time of crisis?

If so, contact the church office and fill out a disaster relief personal inventory. We will be keeping a list of people and how they can lend assistance in various disaster scenarios. Come and join the team! 

Safe Place (alcohol & substance abuse recovery)

Safe Place, Ministries serving Substances Abusers, Family Members, and Adult Children

Our chief goal is to direct and restore the alcoholic or substance abuser, the family member and the adult child to a sincere and dedicated relationship with Jesus Christ. Utilizing the written Word of God, they are made aware of the mighty tools available to them as born-again believers. Jesus begins by healing the inner man and working outward. We believe that as a person dies to self and is reborn to Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), he/she can be totally released from oppression and fear that have kept him/her in bondage. (John 8:36)

Weekly Meetings: Thursday at 7:00pm

Safe Place uses material provided by Alcoholics for Christ 

If you are interested in either participating or serving in Safe Place Ministries, please contact the church office at 734-421-0472.