Getting Started

Here at The Encouraging Voice we want to help bring you closer to God’s purpose and plans for you and inspire you to go after them. Through events in our loashannoucements.jpgcal communities we get the chance to give and receive, learn and grow, meet needs and allow God to transform us. Ultimately, we get to be the hands and feet of Jesus, display and testify the love of Christ, and be a part of restoring people back to God. Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming getting started or plugged in. But I trust that God will tug your heart and lead the way.

Most of the below resources are going to be close to the Fenton or Flint areas. For those of you farther away I hope this encourages or inspires you to see what’s going on around here and get connected with something back home by you. If not, maybe you’re the one that starts figuring out what it would take to make it happen. If you ever have any questions on any of these events you can message us on the Facebook page, email us at, or comment here on the website.

The Encouraging Voice
If you’re up for weekly encouragements then checkout the The Encouraging Voice on youtube and get connected with us that way. You can also find The Encouraging Voice on Instagram with @theencouragingvoice!

Fenton Challenge
Get connected with events happening in and around Fenton, MI this year. Start pursuing your goals and dreams and be apart of events that will help you get there. There’s also volunteering opportunities with these as well. Go to Fenton Challenge and start with what you’d like to accomplish in 2017. If you’re interested in joining the team shoot their page a message as their team has been growing!

Flint Soup Kitchen Needs Volunteers!flintsoupkitchen
“Summer means the soup kitchens will serve more people, yet have less volunteers since many people are on vacation and school and youth groups are not in session. August has several openings that maybe you could help fill.” Here’s an opportunity to fill in the gap, grow and stretch in maybe a way you’ve never done before, and open yourself to love and serve in an incredible way. There’s enough slots you can find a time that works.

iGrow Ministry Classes @ TFC
The Freedom Center church in Fenton, MI has some incredible classes scheduled each quarter that provide a small group environment to go deeper in various areas of spiritualigrow logo and personal growth. TFC has quite a few ministries so depending on what you’re looking to get plugged into. I’m teaching Financial Peace University again this year for iGrow so get signed up ASAP.

Budgeting and Teaching
I am always open and available to sharing our testimony. I love pointing folks in the right direction and encouraging them to make the incredible changes towards the goals and dreams God has laid on their heart. Message me or email for the budget sheet I made and like to use and see tips and details on budgeting here. It’s all formulated and set to get you started.

Local Church, Nursing Home, or Soup Kitchen
There are incredible opportunities to serve in your community or here in Fenton/Holly/Linden area. Our family caroled at some local nursing homes and assisted livings this past Christmas and all we did was call and ask to talk to the Activities Director. Go play music, read to them, or play
some games. They’ll forever appreciate it.
You can also ask your church how you can volunteer in their benevolence ministries (food pantry or baby closet for example). The link above will take you to google – do it!


More events and resources will be posted here throughout the year! 

Romans 12:4-8 “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”