Ministry Stories
January 30, 2019

A special night to share the good news

Featured image for “A special night to share the good news”

The Edge Church (735 Ritsema Ct. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) runs literacy ministries called Schools of Hope, during school time and after school to K-5 graders at Cesar E Chavez Public School. These programs help struggling students make large gains in reading through intensive teaching to small groups of students led by certified teachers.

More than 200 parents and families came to listen to the nativity story in December, read by the students of Schools of Hope. What a blessing it was to hear the start of Jesus birth read by students that were some of the lowest readers in their class just months ago. It was a special night to share the good news with families from our local public school.

Submitted by Heather Ros
Schools of Hope @ The Edge – An After School Literacy Ministry

Diaconal Ministry Report – Winter 2019

There are currently no comments. Why don't you kick things off?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

  • Struggled to feel connected

    Struggled to feel connected

    Like 1 Dominic always struggled to feel connected to a church community. As a person suffering from muscular dystrophy and …
  • Baptizing six new disciples

    Baptizing six new disciples

    Like 1 Last October in the Comunidad Cristiana Internacional CRC, we had the blessing of baptizing six new disciples. We …
  • Overcoming Complacency with Prayer of Examen

    Overcoming Complacency with Prayer of Examen

    Like 4 We used to live in San Diego, California where the weather is basically 75 degrees and sunny every …
  • Dads Not Forgotten

    Dads Not Forgotten

    Like 1 Although most people acknowledged Father’s Day in June, the men at the Kent County Correctional Facility (KCCF) celebrated …
  • Until the disabled are ministering

    Until the disabled are ministering

    Like 1 A day of worship with… a pastor with autism… a pastor who is deaf… and a musician who …

Subscribe to our monthly eStories