The ministry of Rippling Hope plans, leads, sponsors, and helps to resource Mission Trip Projects in a variety of settings around the country. These projects are available for individuals, congregations and other organizations (colleges, businesses, fraternities, sororities, and many more organizations).

Through work projects experienced first hand and relationships formed on mission trips, people of all ages will learn that by reaching out to their sisters and brothers in need, they will not only change their lives, but also will powerfully effect the lives of those they serve.

With our many partnerships, our goal will be to serve the least---the lost---the lonely. We will connect and assist those who have the resources to partner with those who need help. We will be instruments of hope for those who despair due to the circumstances of their lives--to those that are effected by injustice, poverty and disaster. For the many who despair because they feel that there is nothing they can do to make a difference in the world, Rippling Hope provides opportunities to learn that there is indeed something positive they can do, and our projects help them experience the joy and hope that comes from service.

Rippling Hope will provide participants the opportunity to learn that through lives of service a person makes a great difference in the world. People will be given the chance to explore God's call to service in their own life, and what it means to live out "loving their neighbor"


We invite you to come and get to know your neighbors in Detroit, like hundreds of other youth have already done, while engaging in economic recovery work that includes home improvement measures and blight reduction activities. We make your planning easy and your experience meaningful by: Providing lodging & all meals during your stay; Coordinating the service project(s); Providing all needed materials & supplies; Providing a T-shirt, insulated lunch bag, and a water bottle for each participant; Debriefing sessions each evening that help participants explore and reflect upon the connections between faith, service, and their everyday lives. 

Our 2016 summer program operates for 14-weeks (mid-May to mid-August).  One adult leader per 7 youth is recommended.  In addition, we offer customized service project opportunities throughout the year that can be from 1 day, 1 week, or longer for youth and adults.  

Early Bird Registration - Prior to January 11, 2016, you can reserve your group's spots with a $50/person deposit.  Total "early bird" weekly rate is $275/person

Regular Rate Registration - For registrations made after January 11, 2016, you can reserve your group's spots with a $75/person deposit.  Total cost of the week is $299/person.

For more information please contact, Carl Zerweck at 512-619-0575 or


Rippling Hope in partnership with Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey (Christ the King Lutheran Church), a fully recognized church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in the heart of central El Paso, is working to complete a senior apartment housing project during 2016.

Available Spring 2016 work weeks are from February 28 through March 19

Available Fall 2016 work weeks are from October 9-29.

Spring Registration $275 - Prior to December 14, 2015, you can reserve your group's spots with a $50/person deposit.  After December 14, 2015, the deposit is $75/person.  The balance is payable within 3 weeks of your arrival.

Fall Registration $275 - Prior to August 1, 2016, you can reserve your group's spots with a $50/person deposit. After August 1, 2016, the deposit is $75/person.  The balance is payable within 3 weeks of your arrival.

For more information contact: Carl Zerweck at 512-619-0575 or


Rippling Hope is looking for interested young adults to serve as summer interns in Detroit this summer. This is an opportunity to be a part of our leadership team working with volunteers doing minor home repairs, and also generally providing leadership to create an exceptional mission experience for the volunteers. Come be part of a life changing experience in Detroit! If you are interested in finding out more, or being considered for a position, please contact, Carl Zerweck, Executive Director, 512-619-0575 or

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By Mail: Rippling Hope - P.O. Box 27499 - Detroit, MI  48227

By Phone: 512-619-0575    or     313-704-1230

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512-619-0575 or 313-704-1230
Rippling Hope - P.O. Box 27499 -
Detroit, MI 48227

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