Join Us! At one of our two locations, we meet for worship at 9:30 am at our Meddler Campus and at 11 am at our Gowen Campus every Sunday as we gather to explore the Truth of God's word and what it means to Follow Jesus in His Way in the Northern Kent and Montcalm County areas. We are committed to the great commandment and the great commission, in short we are a group of people committed to Learn Jesus way and realizing His mission for us to Love God and Love People in our community. Join Us!
You have many options when choosing a church. As you walk through our doors - our goal is: that you find people who are commited to the Way of Jesus.
We are people who have been changed by the hope of Jesus Christ and we want you to experince that hope as well. We don't claim to be perfect and we don't expect you to be either. We are willing to be real, yet chanagable - Always asking God to work in us and through us. We are small, but growing.
Come grow with us as we strive to Love God, Love People and Live as His Family.
Join us Sunday nights At our MEDDLER Campus for our Life Enrichment and Deeper Studys
In 2017-18 we will be looking at the various ways we can engage our community with the message of Jesus in real and practical ways. What if where we lived really was our mission field and we have been called to win our community to the Jesus way? What would we do differently? Come explore the answers with us!
CURRENT STUDIES: We will be Restarting our Sunday evening Studies in SEPTEMBER! Enjoy the Summer.
Our hope is that these studies point the way to victory in your life as a follower of the Christ, as we see the kind of life transforming power that Christ is ready to pour out in our lives as well. With the result that we will be moved to grow in our trust relationship with Christ.
We have smaller communities that meet at several locations and times throughout the week. These smaller communities gather throughout the week to be the church and do life together.
The early church was devoted to 4 things; The Apostles Teaching, Breaking Bread, Fellowship, and Prayer. They would meet in the temple and each other's homes on a daily basis. They did life together. There was no need among the church. We believe that any successful church will practice these four disciplines filled by the Holy Spirit and driven by a heart of gratitude to the One who died for us.
Twin Oaks Missional Community: Meets on Thursday Evenings at the Rhanors' house at 6:30 pm, and Sunday evening at the Meddler Campus
Friday Night Missional Community meets Friday evening at the Gowen Building at 6:30 pm on Sunday evening at the Medler Campus at 6 pm
Join Us! as we just do life, Sharing food, stories, mission and the Gospel. Just having a good time with people getting to know each other and our neighbors. So bring a friend and some food...and have a great time.
What are Missional Communities:
Family - First of all a missional community is a group of believers who live and experience life together like a family. They see God as their Father because of their faith in the person and work
of Jesus Christ and the new regeneration brought about by the Holy Spirit.
This means they have and know of a divine love that leads them to love one another as brothers and sisters. They treat one another as children of God deeply loved by the Father in Everything - sharing their money, time, resources, needs, hurts, successes, etc. They know each other well. This knowledge includes knowing each other's life stories and having familiarity with one another's strength and struggles in regards to belief in the gospel and its application to all of life.
They speak the gospel truth to one another, regularly building each other up in love. They also love the people around them as if they were part of the family, showing them what the love of the Father looks like and in so doing inviting them to experience life in the family of God.
(John 1:11-13; Rom. 12:10-16; Eph 5:1-2)
A missional community is made up of Spirit-led and filled people who radically reorient their lives together for the mission of making disciples of a particular people and place where there is a gospel-gap (no consistent gospel witness). This means people's schedule, resources and decisions are now collectively built around reaching people together.
(Matt. 3:16-4:1; Jn. 20:21; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:2)
Disciples are made and developed: 1) through life on life, where there is visibility and accessibility 2) in community, where they can practice the one another, and 3) on mission where they learn how to proclaim the gospel and make disciples