Grand Rapids Classis South 2017-03-16T11:17:06+00:00

WE ARE CLASSIS GRAND RAPIDS SOUTH

We’re a group of 17 churches that stretch from the 6th Street Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids to the town of Wayland, MI in the south. Each church is a bit different and is involved in different ministries, but we are bound by one faith.

"I was an atheist, and God was not a part of my life growing up, but I had some friends who were Christians. When we hung out, they would share their experiences with church. Later, as a teenager I had a lot of emotional hurt and pain and questions, and [...]

"God has me busy. Very busy. God is bringing out things in me that I thought were unattainable because I have always put work and my daughter first. God is showing me now that there is room for Him, work, and family. The things He has me doing I never [...]

OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

Schools of Hope After School Literacy Program and Ministry Update

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Overview: Recruit students and their families that are a year or more behind in reading from Cesar Chavez and The Potters House Schools. Explain ministry [...]

THAD WINKLE

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Thad Winkle seeks to live theology. More than an academic discipline, theology must always be connected to a life faithfully lived among the poor and [...]

God is at work everyday

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

(submitted by Pastor Wayne Ondersma of The Pier) We have one story that came out of a testimony time we have at our services. God [...]

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Artprize was a new experience for many a part of the Roosevelt Park Ministry

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A story that relates to our Family Worker position: When we went on an ArtPrize trip, 7 of the 10 seniors who went with us [...]

OUR MINISTRY TEAMS

Diaconal-ministriesDIACONAL
MINISTRIES

The Diaconal Ministries Committee (DMC) of Classis Grand Rapids South is committed to intentionally and effectively carrying out the work our Lord has called us to do through diaconal ministries in our churches and our communities.

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leadership-developmentLEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

We are pleased to offer financial assistance to members of our congregations who are pursuing ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.

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prayer-ministryPRAYER
MINISTRY

We desire to encourage our churches to grow a prayer culture that enhances a deep and intimate relationship with Christ and a genuine partnership among the churches in our classis.

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churchplantNEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Statistics indicate that the most effective way to reach the unchurched is by starting new ministries. The New Church Development Team has the opportunity to help existing churches and the classis participate in this important mission.

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ESTABLISHED CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

ECD provide grants to assist churches in their long range planning processes.  Our goal is to encourage congregations to think strategically and then plan ministry accordingly.

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