Refuge Community Church

Escape the chaos. Casual, modern, relevant. All are welcome. Warren, MI
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church
Refuge Community Church

Plan Your Visit


23672 Schoenherr Rd
Schoenherr at 9-1/2 Mile (Stephens)
Warren, MI 48089-4272


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Who We Are

You will likely receive a warm, inviting and friendly greeting - A smile and a hand shake is a great way to express God's love to each other, so even though we try to keep the hugging to a minimum with new folks, don't be surprised if some of the more friendly folks at Refuge treat you like family. 

We have a live band that leads us in worshipping God - The music is different from the traditional organ and choir that many are used to. You'll also see some people raising their hands as a biblical expression of worship towards God.

Our teachings are straight forward Biblical talk, relevant to your life from one of our pastors - We use multiple verses and translations of the Bible to better understand how to apply God's word to our lives so that we can live a God-centered life.

Don't worry about dressing up.  We're a casual church where you never have to dress to impress.

We love kids and provide a great kids ministry called Kidz4Christ.  It may not be a huge program, but it's quality.   We have a dedicated kids pastor named Pastor Tom Frontera and great volunteer team who do a wonderful job teaching the kids lessons from the Bible.  

On Thursday evenings we have our Middle School group called The GANG (God's Awesome Next Generation) for pre-teens and teens 6th thru 8th grade that meets at 7pm.  It is led by Pastor Chris.

Check out our website, but the absolute best way to get to know us is to stop by for a Sunday gathering.  The music starts at 10am.  Hope to see you there!

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Multigenerational

Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry

Rock-n-roll, Indie, Passionate Reverent, Singer-Songwriter





Our Services

What are services like?
Relevant worship with a rock band feel. We emphasize a non-judgmental atmosphere and we're not pushy. You will be warmly welcomed when you visit, but you won't have anything jammed down your throat. Come to God at your own pace and in your own way. But you'll probably shake a lot of hands and meet plenty of new people. So come Sunday, enjoy the coffee, meet some new friends, and most importantly, have a genuine encounter with the living God.

What is the community like?
Of course I'm gonna say awesome right? We're normal, pretty cool people. A lot of us are in our 30s and 40s, some 20s and 30s, and a few older folks. We love bikers, so we have plenty of those too. I'd describe us as a fairly loving and caring church. We lack pretense.

What if I'm not a Christian?
THEN YOUR DOOMED! Just kidding. Like I said, you won't have anything jammed down your throat, but you'll see Christians worship God with all their hearts and you'll see newbs just getting into it and you'll see seekers kind of hanging back checking it all out. You'll probably fit in with our drummer and lead pastor because they don't really look like Christians all that much. LOL

Leadership View all

Tom Ouweleen

I'm a regular guy who likes regular stuff and eats too much. I'm a musician and love to lead worship from my electric guitar. I'm a graduate of Bible college, but that doesn't impress most people. You can follow me on Twitter @TomOuweleen. Oh yeah, and I'm a Christian. I love God and care deeply for people, especially homeless people.

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