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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6









Downtime Ministries is a Christ-centered, faith-based, non-profit, non-denominational ministry created to provide and promote human development through life skill training and mentoring within the means of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The human development will assist underprivileged youth, combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. The target population consists of adolescents who are in need of adequate mentoring and life skill training within religious networks.


Downtime Ministries is also dedicated to providing encouragement and a time of relaxation to the Pastors, Christian Leaders and their families who serve the flock of Christ. We use our experience and wisdom gained through the grace of Christ Jesus to provide our Christian leaders with a “moment in time” in which they can enjoy the sport of fishing and some quality Christian fellowship.


Mentoring efforts will be directed toward developing survival skills, teamwork and character building using our favorite sports, fishing and hunting. While much can be learned in a church setting, members of the clergy often need a less formal environment for “hands on” influence. Each individual needs to learn motivation, perseverance and resiliency. These efforts will focus on hunting and fishing. Fishing is suitable for all children, adolescents and adults. In 2009, Downtime Ministries focused on outreach and networking with the religious community. In 2011-2012 we will be providing on-site orientation to church leaders and will begin the human development process.


Downtime Ministries is our way of supporting our local community, becoming a partner with them in their battle and interceding for them with prayer and heart-warming hospitality. This ministry, inspired by God through Captain Mike Eberstein and Win Matteson, operates as a charitable 501(C)3 corporation, supported by tax-deductible donations. Support from local churches and organizations, no matter what the denomination is welcomed.


We invite Christian leaders to join us along with underprivileged youth for a fun-filled time of our favorite sports of fishing and hunting, which can be custom tailored to the needs and time restraints for each person or group.











PO Box 434
Schoolcraft, MI 49087

Phone: (269) 679-4342

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