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Emerging HOPE Ministries

Worship Service

Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

A Place to call home . . . 


Saturday, February 8, 2020

4:00pm - 5:30pm

All Are Welcome

1104 S. Westnedge

Kalamazoo, MI 

Welcome to Emerging HOPE Ministries! At Emerging HOPE, you’ll find a church committed to seeing lives changed through the gospel. We are a group of imperfect people who serve a perfect God. We worship together, do life together, and together, we would love to see Emerging HOPE as a place you can call home.












Services are held on the second and forth Saturday's of each month.

Location: 1104 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI

Inside of the Fire House Fitness Center

The former Gryphone Place Building

Emerging HOPE

Having Only Positive Expectation


Emerging HOPE is a non-profit organization committed to educating, equipping and empowering under-resourced individuals, single parenting households, and families with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children. We promote the well-being of the individual, family, and community through programs, services, and information.  As an organization, we rapidly being recognized as the go-to resource in the urban Kalamazoo area for helping to promote mental health in diverse communities, cultural perspectives on mental health, knowledge, hope, and healing to individuals, families, and communities touched by mental illness.



Our Services 

  • Summer Camp Scholarships

  • Parenting Classes

  • Anger Management Classes

  • Substance Abuse Workshops

  • SMART Recovery Workshops


  • Men of Faith Support Group

  • Adventure Camping

  • Therapeutic Camping

  • Therapist and Clergy Support Group 

  • Holiday Gift Baskets Giveaways

  • Educational Workshops

  • Self Determination Living Consultation Services (Adults with Intellectual Disabilities)








  • Emerging HOPE empowers socially and under-resourced parenting households towards self-sufficiency, while adding value to families. 


  • Emerging HOPE engages under-resourced individuals and families in meaningful activities to nurture leadership and influence in the community.


  • Emerging HOPE strengthens under-resourced individuals and families through spiritual enrichment activities, enabling them in the community.


  • Emerging HOPE  empowers children, adolescents, and adults to live healthy, fully functioning lives.


  • Emerging HOPE  promotes the well-being of the individual, family, and community through programs, services, and information.


  • Emerging HOPE utilizes strategies to help promote mental health in diverse communities.


  • Emerging HOPE offers resources which are helpful in addressing and reducing minority mental health disparities.


  • Emerging HOPE's interpersonal skills are our best quality. We are comfortable in presenting a positive public image interacting with potential donors and communicating with various levels of stakeholder.


  • Emerging HOPE takes great pride in running a successful organization and in developing relationships. 


  • Emerging HOPE is committed to helping people live healthy lives.  





Thank you for visiting our site.  Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.  


Warm regards,


Curtis & Pamela


Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program

Curtis L. Robinson, Sr., ACE, CRC, PSS, B.Th. Candidate, Co-Director

Dr. Pamela R. Robinson, DMin, MDiv, LLMSW, BSW, Co-Director/Founder​

1104 S. Westnedge Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Office Phone: 269-205-8770


Our Guiding Principles

Men of Faith Support Group

Facilitator: Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr.

February 21, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Group meets every third Friday of each month.

The purpose of the group is to create a safe space for men to share wins and challenges on their quest for personal growth and deepening spirituality. It is for men who realize they are more than their flesh and blood; they are more than just a number. This group is for you, wherever you may be in your path toward your destination.

Join us each month to gather with others who are willing to share their personal stories and to grow. Meetings will include discussion, reflection, and sharing.

All are welcome.

Brown Bag Lunch Group

12pm - 1pm

Facilitator: Jessica Fitzgerald

Active Outdoor Connections, Founder/CEO

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Location: 1104 S. Westnedge

Kalamazoo, MI

Second Floor - Left Corridor

Brown Bag Lunch Group

A Biblically Focused Networking Group for Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, and Clergy.

The group is held every 4th 

During this one-hour group, Therapist, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, and Clergy gather as equals to break bread and study the chosen Gospel lesson specifically related to mental health awareness in faith-based communities. We will use an African interfaith model of scripture study—a process of reflection with a non-judgmental emphasis on sharing from the heart. 

Each Brown Bag Lunch is sponsored by a host. After twenty minutes or so, the host leads the group to discuss the Gospel verse which he/or has provided. Each person is encouraged to participate according to a simple, prescribed format, which involves reading the Gospel verse, then asking for comments. The reading and commentary are repeated several times to encourage a full understanding of the verse. 

These sessions will be meaningful for all in attendance.  Please contact Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson at 269-205-8770 for additional information.  All interested persons of all faiths are welcome.  Address: 1104 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Group Host


December 19, 2019

Pamela Humes

Director of Educational Outreach, Alternatives Care Centers

Project Director, ReGen Next


January 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson

Co-Pastor Emerging HOPE Ministries, Founder/CEO Emerging HOPE Christian


February 27, 2020

Jessica Fitzgerald

Active Outdoor Connections, Founder/CEO


March 26, 2020

Pastor Yolanda Steward

Vanguard North Church


April 23, 2020

Sharmese Anderson

Friends with Disabilties - LimitLESS Possibilities, Founder/CEO


May 28, 2020

Pastor Traycie Small

Co-Pastor, Regional Prophetic Minister and Women’s Leadership Advocate at Women's Breakfast Club


June 25, 2020

Lindsey Newton

Principal, Parchment Northwood Elementary School




O F // P U R P O S E


As a church, we are called to reach out to spiritually unresolved people and share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are equally committed to nurturing an authentic and loving Christian community (Acts 2:42). At Emerging HOPE Ministries, we take Christ's words in The Great Commission very seriously; He commanded us to make disciples (Matthew 28.19-20). We believe we are here to share the Gospel to a dying world and to teach/disciple those that come into His Kingdom family. It is by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that we do all things. There is REAL hope for REAL people living in a REAL world.



O F //  F A I T H  





There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 29:9; 2 Corinthians 13:14  1 Peter 1:2



God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men. (Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11ff.; 20:1; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13; Matthew 6:9.; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7.)



He is the Son of God, yet equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. God raised Him from the dead on the third day after His death to demonstrate His power over sin and death. (1 Corinthians 15:3-5) He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday. As reigning Lord, He offers forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all those who repent and believe.


(Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 11:27; 14:33; 16:16,27; 17:5; 27; 28:1-6,19; Mark 1:1; 3:11; Luke 1:35; 4:41; 22:70; 24:46; John 1:1-18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 12:44-50; 14:7-11; 16:15-16,28; 17:1-5, 21-22; 20:1-20,28; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; 9:4-5,20; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 5:6-21; 8:1-3,34; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:2; 8:6; 15:1-8,24-28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 8:9; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20; 3:11; 4:7-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 7:14-28; 9:12-15,24-28; 12:2; 13:8; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15; 5:9; 2 John 7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16)



The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He is also the liberating gift of Jesus to those who repent of their sins and put their faith in Him. The Holy Spirit lives in you from the moment you place your faith in Christ. He provides the follower of Christ with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right as we live our lives. He is also the giver of spiritual gifts. As followers of Christ, we are to seek to live under His control daily. (Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 1:18; 3:16; 4:1; 12:28-32; 28:19; Mark 1:10,12; Luke 1:35; 4:1,18-19; 11:13; 12:12; 24:49; John 4:24; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38; 4:31; 5:3; 6:3; 7:55; 8:17,39; 10:44; 13:2; 15:28; 16:6; 19:1-6; Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; 3:16; 12:3-11,13; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:14; 3:16; Hebrews 9:8,14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17)



The Bible is God's Word to us and was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. We believe God inspired the Bible; it was literally "God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16), and because of that, it is truth without any mixture of error. God's Word has been preserved throughout the centuries through copies of the original works. It is from these copies that we are able to translate the message of God's love into different languages and styles.(Psalm 119:106, 160; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)



People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all people are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God. God calls this attitude "sin". Sin separates us from God and causes problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)



Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must repent of our sins and put our faith in Jesus in order to receive it. We can never make up for our sin by "self-improvement" or "good works". Jesus died, was buried, and was resurrected, and only by trusting in Christ as God's offer for forgiveness can we be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and repent of our sin and believe upon Jesus in faith, we are saved. (John 14:6; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)



Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot 'lose your salvation”'. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God; He is the giver of salvation and its security. (John 10:27-28; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 1:3-5)



People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin in a place called Hell, or with God because of the forgiveness offered through His Son Jesus in a place called Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (Matthew 1:8, 2:44,46; John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 21:8)



We believe that a local, visible church is a congregation of baptized believers who are united by a common commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church is to observe the two ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper as governed by His Word. The church must exist to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth and should be self-governed as it is empowered by God to determine its own strategies and programs. (Matthew 18:17-20; Acts 2:41-42, 4:32-35, 5:11, 6:1-4, 8:1, 10:48; Romans 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 10:25, 13:17)


Emerging HOPE 

Christian Counseling

Emerging HOPE is a nonprofit public charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) Entity ID: 802292574

We need your support to build our organization and to promote healthy individual and family functioning.

Emerging HOPE cannot succeed in its mission without you.


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