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.

"Once I understood that we are saved by grace alone and it’s not what I do, I was so motivated to share the gospel and get involved with Evangelism Explosion and Coffee Break and this church plant and Alpha. It’s the outgrowth of understanding grace and having it become personal."

"We embraced the traditions of the church but not all the man made rules and implications. Here we found the freedom to be who we are ourselves in Christ."

OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

Leadership Gathering | May 2016

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

LaGrave CRC 107 LaGrave Ave SE May 19, 2016 7:00 p.m. When arriving, delegates should present credentials to the clerk, put on a [...]

A research project to study how churchgoers respond to international crises.

May 16th, 2016|5 Comments

Tyler Greenway, (former intern at Wayland CRC) a PhD student from Fuller Theological Seminary, is conducting a research project to study how churchgoers respond to [...]

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A Time Such as This

May 4th, 2016|0 Comments

We are all acutely aware of the chaos, unrest, and instability of our world today. Terrorism seems to be increasing, persecution of Christians is escalating, [...]

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You are God’s Beloved

April 20th, 2016|3 Comments

In the last couple of months, I’ve almost lost track of the number of times the word “beloved” has been aimed my way. It started [...]

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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