Great Lakes

Church cooperation is on the rise in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and leading to powerful reconciliation. For a week each summer, churches work together on Jesus Loves Kalamazoo, an effort to engage neighbors and reach out through free outdoor barbecues.

A church with a long history of raising up leaders and sending missionaries is expressing that heritage of evangelism in a new way—by planting new churches.

Fabulous. That's the word pastor Wes Tillett uses to describe the launch of Voyage Church in September.

Thanks to one woman's response to God's calling, thousands of school kids in West Michigan no longer go hungry on the weekend.

Toby Gruppen describes worship at LifeQuest, an RCA church plant in Holland, Michigan, as laid back and casual.

Prayer took center stage at a November event in Byron Center, Michigan.

“Fanning the Flame: Rekindling Our Heritage of Prayer” was a joint effort of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.

Outreach in Wyoming, Michigan, means dealing with poverty. A new mentoring program aims to help kids succeed in school. One year in, it’s seeing some promising results.

A missionally focused discipleship approach called 3DM is helping Fellowship Reformed Church in Muskegon, Michigan, recapture a vision for outreach.

Lake Erie Classis and South Grand Rapids Classis are coming together to have greater impact in cities.

As he helps to shape a church leadership program, Mark Veldt keeps remembering a video he saw more than 10 years ago.

“It showed an airplane being built around a businessman as he was flying through the sky,” he says.