Ministry Stories

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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New Church

Discipling a new generation of leaders

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son...
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Diaconal

Record high participants coming

The First Quarter at 70x7 Life Recovery-Grand Rapids Program Center started with record high participants coming to our Change class!...
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Someone Like You

Explore Alpha and Run Alpha sessions

What is Alpha? You can check out the Alpha USA website here -  About — Got Questions - Try Alpha (alphausa.org)...
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Diaconal

Team Jabez’s wider impact

This is going to be a little different than my usual reports. God has been moving this ministry to have...
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Established Church

Hosting a movie and dinner fellowship event

Before the Covid pandemic began, our outreach team had discussed hosting a movie and dinner fellowship event at our church....
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Someone Like You

Sex Trafficking is real and it is everywhere

 If you would like to educate yourself and learn how to protect those you love, and most importantly help...
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Diaconal

A new program called Teen Cuisine

In early February, The Dock Ministries launched a new program called Teen Cuisine. Led by instructors from the Michigan State...
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Jolene DeHeer

Waiting for answers to prayers

The gift of prayer is one of God’s rich, rich blessings. The opportunity to enter the presence of the sovereign...
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