Readers to Leaders

Creating Leaders Through Education ~

At the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference, the body voted overwhelmingly to support the   “Readers to Leaders” fundraising campaign.  The campaign runs from September  10, 2022, to May 1, 2023 and has the goal of raising $500,000. These funds will support two ministries focused on education and we are asking local churches to create their own ministry relationship with a school in their community.


Each congregation is challenged to raise at least $600.  These funds will support three ministry efforts:

  1. Half of the funds will benefit the Liberia Scholarship Program of the Michigan Conference’s Liberia Ministry Partners.
  2. Half of the funds will benefit the Michigan Conference’s Children Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program. 
  3. Finally, we are asking local churches to develop a missional commitment to a school in their own community.  That might be an in-gathering of school supplies, offering tutoring, after school programs, or weekend food programs for at-risk students.



Your congregation can submit a check to the Conference Treasurer with the phrase “Readers to Leaders Campaign” in the memo.  You can also make individual donations online by clicking here. 

Click   HERE   for more information.

Questions can be directed to campaign co-leaders Lisa Batten and Jon Reynolds at:

Lisa Batten [email protected]
Rev. Jon Reynolds [email protected]


Northern Waters District