Ministry Stories

Jolene DeHeer

Practicing the Presence of God

Prayer is one of God’s richest gifts of grace. And like other gifts we receive daily, it is easy to...
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Someone Like You

Willem de Vries New Pastor at Moline CRC

My name is Willem de Vries, new pastor at Moline CRC. I grew up on a fruit farm in southwestern...
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leadership development

Grant Mensonides

What have you discovered in your educational and ministry develop in the last year (2021)? Grant Mensonides is a returning...
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leadership development

Chad Boorsma

What have you discovered in your educational and ministry develop in the last year? Last year I took a preaching...
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Jolene DeHeer

Praying Scriptures

I usually write about prayer in these articles, but I thought I would try something a little different this month...
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Jenn Vander Meer Someone Like You

“You are going to die”

“This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order. Because you are going to die; you will not...
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Someone Like You

Prayers of Comfort for a Grieving Heart

A 31 day Prayer Guide for Seasons of Grief Grief can be a devastating and complicated burden to carry. It...
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Diaconal

I have a strong purpose on earth

“Thank you so much for the dressers and the beds. You are truly a blessing. I've been through so much...
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Diaconal

It opened my eyes to new beginnings

Some positive stories and notes this quarter of 2022: From Scott Alsgaard, our Employment Services Director: A. was referred to...
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Jolene DeHeer Prayer

Surrender – the second S

A popular guide for prayer is the acronym “ACTS”: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication. Following this guideline helps to move us...
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Established Church

Fallen on hard times

One of the things our Outreach Ministry does is connect with visitors and make them feel welcomed when they come...
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Diaconal

Discussing disability ministries

On April 29-30, team Jabez and I had the opportunity to attend the Inclusion Fusion Live 2022 conference in Cleveland,...
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Faces of Faith New Church

The best way to bring people to God

My journey with Campus Ministry at GVSU Downtown (CM) begins well before I even discovered its existence, but to keep...
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New Church

God’s prompting to get involved at City Hope GR

Recently we had another parent of a child with disabilities visit for worship. After visiting she was sensing God's prompting...
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Jenn Vander Meer Someone Like You

Strive to do what is good

Written by Jenn Vander Meer ‘Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what...
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New Church

Reaping a harvest

After having worked for several months imparting the Word of God once a week to a group of construction workers...
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Bernita Tuinenga

The Dangers of Enabling – A Christian Perspective

I don’t think I leave a diaconate conversation without hearing about the struggle deacons face regarding helping vs. hurting, enabling...
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Jolene DeHeer

Letting go through prayer

Let’s be honest, letting go is one of the more difficult tasks we are asked to do. We humans like...
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Diaconal

God makes all things new!

He makes all things new! The Dock Ministries stands to testify that we serve a faithful God who does all...
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Diaconal Faces of Faith

I kept my struggle with anorexia hidden

When I came to college in 2018 here at GVSU, I felt that I was alone and maybe I could...
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Established Church

Opportunities to share the gospel with others

First of all, thank you for your support in helping us hire a director of missional living. Jonathan Norder has...
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