Monroe Community Church values the connections between people that create relationship, and celebrates the diversity needed to be encompassing to all people.
Connecting the downtown community with a life changing God, Monroe Community Church values the connections between people that create relationship, and celebrates the diversity needed to be encompassing to all people, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. They value the many facets of the human experience that render community as it manifests through worship gatherings, church life and the daily lives of its people.
MCC is located in the Monroe North Neighborhood where they are an active part of the local business association to serve alongside their community leaders. Each year, Monroe Community Church serves as one of the independent venues for the international art competition held in Grand Rapids known as ArtPrize.
Individuals are esteemed at MCC and leave with a sense of belonging to all whom they meet here, including the children who are essential members of the community. Families discover that newborns through middle and high school ages are a cornerstone of the ministries they will find at MCC. It is their belief that people be empowered for service based on their spiritual gifts and are willing to try new things.
Gathering times are relevant, inclusive and participatory for people of all ages and backgrounds. Biblically-based worship incorporates the arts to glorify God and focus on Jesus with a dependence on the Holy Spirit. Prayer is valued as a guide for leadership, and intrinsic to the daily lives of its people as they accompany each other in their spiritual journeys.
Bridge is our ministry for students in high school. Bridge meets on Sunday evenings at MCC from 6:00 – 7:30 PM during MC2. Merge is our ministry for students in middle school. Merge meets on Sunday nights at MCC from 6:00 – 7:30 PM during MC2. Kids Connect is our Sunday morning ministry for newborns through grade 8.
Monroe North Neighborhood
MCC is located in the Monroe North Neighborhood where they are an active part of the local business association to serve alongside their community leaders.
Each year, Monroe Community Church serves as one of the independent venues for the international art competition held in Grand Rapids known as ArtPrize.
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.