Welcome to Classis Grand Rapids South

Classis Grand Rapids South is a group of Christian Reformed churches who are committed to: bringing honor and glory to God, making and growing disciples for Jesus Christ, and fostering a sense of mutual understanding and community among our congregations.

Classis Grand Rapids South includes 15 congregations and covers an area of Grand Rapids stretching from our Northern most congregation in downtown Grand Rapids to the Southern-most congregation in Wayland Michigan. Our Classis includes churches ministering in a variety of settings—from urban settings to rural settings (see the map below). We also vary in size—from churches with 75 members to a church with over 1,800 members! Even though we vary quite a bit, there is one thing that binds us together—our faith in Jesus Christ. We may have many faces, but we share one faith.

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Our Purpose

As a group of Christian Reformed Churches, we are on a mission to bring honor and glory to God, make and grow disciples for Jesus Christ, and foster a sense of mutual understanding and community.


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DIACONAL 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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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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LEADERSHIP 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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NEW 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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How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Psalm 133:1

#OneFaithManyFaces

We invite YOU to contribute to our Hashtag (seen above) to show each other and the world what it looks like to have to have many kinds of faces share one faith under Jesus Christ – crucified and resurrected.

HOW: Take a photo. Go to your Instagram account. Post it using the hasthtag – #onefaithmanyfaces. That’s it!