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. 

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

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.

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.

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.