OUR STORY  

Hi! My name is Sadie and my husband's name is Daniel. We just wanted to tell you a little bit about who we are. Daniel and I went on a mission trip to Panama City, Florida in March 2015 that really confirmed to both of us that we were supposed to go to Michigan. While in Florida we met a lot of people from Michigan, some were on spring break and some were missionaries coming there to serve God. After we got back from our missions trip, we began seeking God more and more about moving to Michigan. Through prayer and listening to what God was telling us we knew that we were supposed to go. When we first moved here in October 2015 from South Carolina, we did not have a place to live and Daniel didn't have a job. We got married on September 26th then took a leap of faith and came straight here after our honeymoon.

 

Through prayer, God guided us to an apartment in Lincoln Park. Daniel quickly got a job at BC’s Pizza and I was working at Longhorn Steakhouse. Shortly after moving to Lincoln Park, He placed it on our heart to start a coffee shop with a focus on ministry.  The name Refuge came from Psalm 91 where the bible says that God is our refuge. He is always there for us. He loves us and protects us. Our goal with this coffee shop is to not only serve amazing coffee but also to build relationships with people in our community and show them who they are created to be. Everyone is created in the image of God, but some people do not see their worth. We want them to see who God has created them to be.

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OUR VISION

Coffee shops have always had a special place in our lives. This is where we learned how to build relationships and care for others in our hometown and we want to do the same in Lincoln Park. We really want to see God transform the lives of the people around us. Our plan for seeing this truly rests in the meaning of the name Refuge. The definition for refuge means: To provide shelter or to put trust in God.

 

At Refuge Coffee we believe that the atmosphere a coffee shop provides is one of the best ways to cultivate relationships. We will build relationships with our guests by providing great hospitality and great coffee. These connections will grow and thrive through community outreach, prayer, bible studies, events, life skill classes, jobs and more. Having this culture will create a place for people to feel comfortable to share their story.



 

 

 

 

We will be a safe place for students, provide life skill classes, community outreach events, pay it forward [food/drink], bible studies and prayer, support missions, and connect people to local resource centers.

A future goal of the coffee house is to create a team that helps rebuild homes in our area. Every time someone makes a purchase with us a little bit goes to help fund this project.

 

The first floor of Refuge is where all coffee brewing and food prep will be taking place. This floor will consist of comfy seating, a custom-built coffee bar, wet/dry storage areas, an office for operations and two restrooms! We will also provide board games and lots of books.

 

The second floor of Refuge will serve as additional seating for guests at the coffee shop. Along with extra seating, this space will be able to quickly transform into a gathering for worship, conferences, and any other beneficial event for the community! 

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP

 

There will be a constant need for prayer and for volunteers.

Please feel free to contact us if you feel like the Lord is leading you to help us open.​

  • References or donated skills

    • Coffee Experience

    • Business Mentors

    • Demo

    • General contractor

    • Licensed construction workers

    • Electrician

    • Plumber

    • Heating and air

    • Carpenter

    • Floor tile installers

    • Painters

    • Skilled workers.

  • Prayer - Following God’s plan for the coffee shop, deepening relationships with our neighborhood, opportunities to share Jesus with people, continual growth of our family.