Great Lakes

A Michigan church partnered with area public high schools to empower students in the fight against injustice. Along the way, they also learned a bit about what it means to be a family. 

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God is working in the hearts of more students than ever before through Campus Ministry at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

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Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, looks back at 175 years of ministry. 

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Church of the Master in Warren, Michigan, had a choice: do more to reach the community or fade into obscurity. 

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Irreconcilable differences? Hardly! The RCA and CRC cooperate many times along Derek Noorman’s path to ministry.

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“The best way for a church to renew is to participate in the planting of a new church,” says Doug McClintic. And that’s just what five RCA and CRC churches are doing: planting a church together.

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What does neighborhood ministry look like when you actually live next door? Heights of Hope is working to find out.

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After a planned closing and revamp, Grace Ann Arbor has emerged as a diverse and growing congregation, driven by interest from young professionals in the university city of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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To Jess Shults it was a matter of laying a solid foundation. She and her congregation found it through Ridder Church Renewal, and now members are living out their faith in personal discipleship and church mission.

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The regional synod’s new team approach to interim ministry brings expertise and resources together to help churches that are transitioning to a new pastor.  These churches get help managing conflict, developing leaders, assessing church health, and organizing the search for a new pastor.

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