Ministry Stories

Jolene DeHeer

His Enough is Enough

As we enter the season of Lent, many of us consider what we can give up for Lent. A few...
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Someone Like You

A Love Filled Vacuum

Written by Rev. Chris Bouma, Pastor at Ideal Park CRC I have recently been making my way through Stephen Hawking’s...
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Kelsey Hunter

Lent-choosing life everyday by confessing my sins

Lent is here, again. And once again I’ve struggled to come up with something to give up for these 40...
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Established Church

God with Us

This advent, our theme was God with Us. The entire series encouraged our church to invite someone to join us...
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Diaconal

As family she never had

Volunteers "Melanie" and "Sara" were strangers until they were introduced to "Trudy." Trudy was referred to VIS nearly two years...
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Jolene DeHeer Prayer

Prayer as relationship

Written by Jolene DeHeer, Classis Prayer Coordinator. I would like to begin by getting you thinking through these questions. How...
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Established Church

Making her profession of faith

About a year ago I was connected with a lady who had recently rededicated her life to Christ, but was...
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New Church

Russ was living on our property

Monroe Community Church (MCC) moved into a new ministry space in August of 2021. One of the things we noticed...
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Established Church

She surrendered her life to the Lord

We wrapped up our fall Alpha in December and even with all the trouble Covid continues to cause the Lord...
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New Church

Five were baptized

Thanks to the Lord in Comunidad Cristiana Internacional CRC, on December 12, a special service was held where three adults...
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Diaconal

A gift drive

At Christmas, residents at Raybrook Manor blessed 70x7 Life Recovery with a gift drive! We received wrapped shoeboxes full of...
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Diaconal

Taking our place in the body of Christ

Jabez Ministries is about ministry raising leadership out of the community of the disabled in the context of a campus...
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Faces of Faith Monroe Faces

Faith is like turning a dimmer switch

"Our pastor told me once that faith is like turning a dimmer switch so light gradually fills a room, and...
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Ed Visser

Experiencing God at Work Around You

Written by Rev Ed Visser (Based on the "Seven Realities of Experiencing God" from Henry Blackaby's book, Experiencing God.) Genesis...
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Arek O'Connell

Another Year, Another Failed Resolution

Written by Arek O'Connel I’ve never successfully completed a New Year’s resolution, true story. The first time I heard about...
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Jolene DeHeer

Stepping into the new year

Written by Jolene DeHeer One can almost breath in the excitement and expectation of new prospects, new resolutions, new hopes,...
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Diaconal

Her own bed to sleep in

Diaconal Ministry Report by Craig Van Hill After becoming aware that some of our students did not have their own...
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Someone Like You

Merry Christmas!

Post by Busisiwe Lala Ngejane. The birth of Jesus Luke 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that...
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George Vink Uncategorized

Family Time

Written by Rev. George Vink Although not all of our children and grandchildren were present to enjoy “family time,” on...
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Jolene DeHeer Prayer

A Christmas Prayer

Written by Jolene DeHeer Classis Prayer Coordinator Have you ever felt you just don’t know what to pray? Whenever I...
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Jill Jansen

Let Us Adore Him

Written by Jill Jansen One of the Christmas songs that we often sing this time of year is “O come,...
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