Shelton Covenant Ministries (SCM) is also known as GracePointe, Discovery Church International, and Families Forward Counseling Services. SCM is a Michigan Ecclesiastical Corporation (Church) under the direction of Dr. R. Kenneth Shelton (Bishop and Founding Pastor). SCM functions in partnership with Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries and provides spiritual and ministerial oversight for a wide range of ministries. Ephesians 4:11-13 mention the five components of church ministry: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher. Each of the links listed below is an expression of the work of the Shelton Covenant Ministries Church family.
APOSTOLIC PARTNERS & MINISTRIES
Dr. Ken and Kitty Shelton
Aubrey Way – SCM Missionary
Discovery Church Galway, Ireland
Discovery International – Light Continent (Africa & US) Operates under the direction of Missionary Evangelists, Ed and Cindy Shaw (Georgetown, Tennessee) oversee this outreach of SCM by raising and distributing funds and tangible resources to impoverished people in Kampala, Uganda, Kenya and the United States.
Missionary Evangelist Ed Shaw in Kampala, Uganda
DISCOVERING LIFE MINISTRIES – Rev. Ron Brown of West Monroe, Louisiana is an apostolic representative of SCM. In keeping with the theme “Discovery,” Ron teaches the principles of living the abundant life and salvation of body, soul ann spirit. In addition, Ron leads an annual pilgrimage to Israel to help participants grow in their understanding and appreciation of biblical truths.
Livingston County Christian Musicians:
Musicians from various churches working together to provide professional sacred music events for the Livingston County area in Southeast Michigan.
Parris Bridge Ministries:
An apostolic and prophetic youth leadership and prayer ministry based in Cleveland, Tennessee under the leadership of Reverend Rhonda Parris, M.A.
Dr. Randall & Rhonda Parris
Vertical Encounter Church, Detroit, Michigan - Pastors Gayle and Shaunee Brannan
The Worship Arts Institute is an internet-based school for church worship leaders and musicians. WAI is licensed and accredited since 2003.
PROPHETIC MINISTRIES OF SCM
Sally Reese, M.A., L.L.P.C. (Husband Jim)
Families Forward Counseling Services: Shelton Covenant Ministries’ professional counseling ministry
GracePointe Guidance & Prayer Ministries - The lay counseling and prayer ministry of SCM
EVANGELISTIC PARTNERS & MINISTRIES OF SCM
Heide Scott, Ordained Chaplain, R.N
Connecting churches with the needs of people
Christian Resources International: Reverend Jason Woolford, Executive Director. CRI is a partner ministry with SCM sending Christian Resources to over 160 countries.
GracePointe’s Mobile Ministry:
This 20′ fully outfitted trailer is only one of the ways that SCM takes the ministry to the people.
PASTORAL MINISTRIES OF SCM
Pastors Jeff & Allison Oran
SCM’s home base. GracePointe has five primary ministries that mirror the five-fold gifts of Eph 4. We have chosen synonyms that help promote and implement user-friendly ministry: leadership, worship, friendship, fellowship and discipleship. Each ministry has a leader and a team that creatively imagines ministry for believers of all ages and interests such as, ReConnect Small Groups, Wired Student Ministries, Construction Zone Children’s Ministries and Worship Arts. Other Pastoral Ministries are:
Concerts @ the Pointe: & Grace Chapel:
Brighton’s oldest church building (1874) is host site for GracePointe Church, Weddings, Concerts, Brighton Creative Center for the Arts, Alcoholics Anonymous, Drivers Training classes, Marygrove College extension reading program, Zumba Fitness, and other community outreaches. SCM believes strongly that our facilities should be used by the community as often as possible in ways that demonstrate Kingdom values and enhance community life.
TEACHING MINISTRIES OF SCM
Pastor Carrie Skiles, O.M.
Conferences and Events: Each year, SCM hosts or partners with conferences and events that inform about relevant ministry topics and inspire through professional and Holy Spirit led worship. Click here to learn more about this year’s Grace Conference.
Ministry Credentials: Shelton Covenant Ministries/aka/Discovery Church International is pleased to accept applications for Licensing and Ordination from individuals whom we know or who are referred to us by someone we know. The first step toward becoming a Licensed or Ordained Minister is to contact our office (810-227-9241) and obtain an application and discuss the process. If you are called to God’s work, even if you have been told by other groups that you do not qualify because of a variety of reasons, it is our goal to help you succeed in the work God has called you to do, and not to put roadblocks in your way. The application process is thorough but easy. It helps us establish a relationship with you and allows us to know you and your ministry goals more completely. In addition to ministry credentials, we are able to help you obtain 501c-3 status for your church or ministry through our affiliation with Evangel Association of Churches and Ministries. We are a network of thousands like you who have received God’s call and who have taken that first step of faith, believing God for favor and grace. We anticipate your call and are ready to assist you.
(Special Note to Church of God members: If you are interested in obtaining ministry credentials and are currently active in a Church of God – Cleveland, Tennessee – congregation, we recommend that you first speak with you pastor and obtain information about the Church of God ministerial licensing process).
Ministry Degrees and Diplomas: DESTINY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND WORSHIP ARTS INSTITUTE. Classes are held on Monday evenings at Evangel Christian Church in Roseville
SCM Directors and Advisors are: Dr. R. Kenneth Shelton, Kathrine Shelton, Carrie R. Skiles, Jefferey D. Oran, Krista M. Anderson, Allison N. Oran, Emily K. Foggin, Dr. Randall Parris, Bishop Tony Scott, Bishop Robert Rogers, Bishop Ronald Brown, Bishop Frederick Nichols, Reverend Michael D. Way, Accountant Sally Hawk, E.A, Attorneys Joseph A. Byrd, J.D., J.D., Dr. Jerry Piscopo, Dr. Sherill Piscopo, Dr. Tom Rea, Dr. Scott Tysick, the Michigan Church of God State Administrative Bishop.