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 Moline, MI in the south. Each church is a bit different and is involved in different ministries, but we are bound by one faith.

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“All the time in the world,” Joco told me when I asked him what he’d tell his 16 year old self, “Study, go to school, and do as much as you can...” Joco says that we have all the time in the world, and right he is, we do; and [...]

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63 years ago, Dean was baptized in the chapel of La Grave, trust me when I say that many members of the church now, wouldn’t know of anyone who had been baptized in the Chapel of La Grave, unless it were a family member. Dean and his wife, Tina do [...]

OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

The Pier (summer 2016)

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

I have completed the two classes at Calvin that was required of my by classis.  I took a preaching course by John Rottman and a [...]

When I make a wrong turn, I can correct it

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently, I went on a road trip with my daughter. I love a road trip. I load up with books on CD and snacks and [...]

The Dock Summer Stories 2016

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

We are so thankful to be partnered with a ministry that comes alongside children! Great job! Anthem Our Anthem students stepped up to the plate [...]

Summer 2016 at Streams of Hope

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

  Streams of Hope has started the summer reading and soccer camp for children ages 6-14 utilizing volunteers from area churches as well [...]

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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