Alger Park Christian Reformed Church
2655 Eastern Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI
Alger Park Church strives to be a church in mission
Alger Park Church joins the Holy Spirit in God's radical movement by creatively growing in and living out the gospel of Jesus where we live, learn, work and worship.
The membership is multi-generational, offering people of every age a place to belong and contribute. They offer a variety of programming for young children and students, both on Sundays and during the week, including Quest kids program and middle and high school youth groups. For adults, there are small groups, discipleship programs, and Bible studies. Church-wide fellowship highlights include community meals, an annual potluck and a neighborhood picnic.
The church invests in the kids at Ken-O-Sha Elementary School through Kids Hope, a one-on-one mentoring program, and Hand2Hand, a ministry which provides children with a backpack of nutritious food over the
Together they engage in worship, acts of service, generosity, environmental stewardship, community building, mentoring, and education. They are privileged to work with God in the Alger Heights/Garfield Park neighborhoods, in all the places we live and work, and around the world.
Investments & Connections
Small Groups are spreading throughout the congregation at Alger Park CRC. They meet in people’s homes, and are organized for various purposes. Some meet for Bible study, others for accountability, worship, or to engage in sports or specific hobbies. There are also groups aimed at people of specific times of life: young families, singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, senior citizens.
Childern & Students
Alger Park CRC starts discipling their children young, with Little Lambs on Sunday mornings and Story Hour on Tuesday mornings. It continues through Sunday School and kicks into high gear on Wednesday evenings with GEMS and Cadets, when elementary students from the neighborhood and the congregation get to know each other. Every June, the church grounds and building are turned over to the large VBS program. Middle schoolers and high schoolers each have their own youth group, with regular meetings interspersed with lock-ins, retreats, backpacking trips, and service projects.
Disicipleship & Mentorship
From the Deeper Roots Discipleship course, to the seven Bible studies for men and women, to the small household groups, Alger Park CRC seeks to give its members the message that they exist for God’s mission. Indeed, they have high participation in Kid’s Hope, a one-on-one academic mentoring program with students from Ken-o-Sha Elementary School, as well as with their own VBS.