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

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Just because my hand is on you, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy

June 21st, 2016|1 Comment

These are words I believe God spoke to me as I was raking leaves in my front yard several years ago. They didn’t come out [...]

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A storm is hitting the church

June 14th, 2016|1 Comment

Engage 2016 was a multiethnic conference that took place a couple of days prior to the Synod 2016. The participants were a diversity of cultures, [...]

Three reports for Synod 2016

June 9th, 2016|1 Comment

The Synod 2016 is meeting on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, beginning tomorrow, June 10 and finishing its work on June [...]

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Trust the slow work of God

June 6th, 2016|2 Comments

Only God can say what this new spirit gradually forming in you will be. Give our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is [...]

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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