The New Life Rescue Mission was founded in 1975 and is run completely on donations and through the benevolence of individuals and churches by the Kelly family. Bill Kelly is the current family member running the mission. The NLRM is located on Michigan Avenue just west of the Old Tiger Stadium location. If you have driven to downtown Detroit, you have driven past the NLRM. Every night the doors open at 6:00 pm and men are allowed to enter the mission. Most nights, a volunteer group prepares a meal for the 30-60 men that stay each night. Before the meal is served, the men are encouraged to hear a message or do a Bible study. After the message or Bible study, the meal is served and then it is lights out. The men are awakened at 6:00 am and have to leave for the day. The meal, message, and fellowship are a great encouragement to the men and to Bill Kelly.
The purpose of this ministry is to get Bereans serving others outside the four walls of our church. The ministry is also a great encouragement to Bill Kelly who has run the mission for a long time. A prayer that we have is that the Lord will use this ministry experience and exposure to the city of Detroit and to use those that go to serve and learn as a springboard for a church plant. This area of Detroit is an area that is experiencing growth and a 're-birth.' It would be a great place to plant a church.
We go to NLRM the second Sunday of every month. We meet usually at Madonna University at 6:30 PM and drive to Detroit.
Opportunities to Serve
The ministry needs help in every way. If each small group and Sunday School class volunteered to cover one month of service it would be a complete blessing to those that lead this ministry, Bill Kelly, and the men that call the NLRM home. Would you please search your heart to see if the Lord may use you in this way? One night of service is a very easy thing to plan and do. We are able to teach and train you in everything that you will need to know. God will be honored and you will be living out the hope of the Gospel in the lives of these men.