Grosse Pointe Memorial Church

Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is a 1200 member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Started in 1865 as the Grosse Pointe Evangelical Protestant Association, our long history is a rich one. The greatest treasures we have are our members. As a Presbyterian church, we are a congregation where every member is a minister.

While Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is served by an outstanding staff of ministers and lay people, we are all called to do God’s work in the world, not just our pastors. In light of that commitment, the following mission & vision statement was adopted in March 2012.

Sealed by the Holy Spirit and marked as Christ's own forever, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church is created by God to worship the Lord and serve his people.  Sharing God's love and caring for God's people, we call disciples of all ages to put faith into action by worshiping God joyfully, welcoming others graciously, supporting one another lovingly and serving all faithfully.

Since the adoption of that mission and vision statement, the leadership boards have undertaken a long-range visioning process called “Memorial 2020.”  It was undertaken in response to the question, “What will we look like in 2020 if we are faithful in our ministries.” A summary of those conversations is here. You can read our 2019 annual report here.

On our website,, you will find the story of a 21st Century community of faith that has active members of all ages, loving and living as faithfully as we can.  From running groups to senior yoga and children’s gardening, we continue to add new programs to our vibrant congregational life.  Thanks to the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, we expect that we will see even more growth in outreach for all ages, new and creative worship, and a focus on equipping disciples of all ages to share in God’s ministry in the world.


For an application to be considered complete, you must meet all of the requirements below by the deadline:

  • Be currently enrolled in either a masters-level program

  • Must reside in the greater metropolitan Detroit area

  • Must demonstrate financial need.

  • Must be fully engaged in ministry/community work for the past three (3) years

  • Have a 3.25 or higher GPA

  • Submit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

  • Submit a one-page essay regarding "What I will do to benefit my community when I complete my master's degree from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary."

  • Recipients will be required to meet with the GPMC Mission Committee periodically to discuss their progress.



Applications are due July 7th for the fall term.



$5,000 scholarship offered at the beginning of the academic year.



For additional questions and to receive an application, please go to the ETS website, or contact Dr. Denise Henderson at, (313) 831-5200, ext. 209.











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