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 committed to the Way of Jesus, Love each other as brothers and sisters, Speak the Truth of the Gospel to each other, and proclaim the Glory of God in all that we do!
We are people who have been and are being changed by the Good News of Jesus Christ and we want you to experience 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 changeable - Always asking God to work in us and through us.
Come grow with us as we strive to Love God, Love People and Live as His Family in this region.
Join us on Sunday nights at 6:00pm at our Meddler Campus as we work through video driven studies together, Sunday evenings are laid back and we welcome you to join us for fellowship, opening the bible to study, and engaging conversations to grow in what it means to be followers of Jesus
Join us Sunday mornings at the Gowen Campus or Meddler Campus to find out where we will be gathering that Sunday evening
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. Our missional communities are the primary way in shich we attempt to "be the Church" Church was never intended to be an event attended once a week and checked off our list. We believe that the greatest disipleship and growth in our Christian lives happens with other people living intentionally in each others lives.
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: Sunday afternoons at Twin Oaks Retirement home
Friday Night Missional Community meets every Friday evening at or behind the Gowen Campus for our gatherings and as the weather warms our bonfires and cook-outs at 6:30 pm, bring the family and a dish to pass. the pool is open so bring a swimsuit, jump on the trampoline and much more Fun! See you then!
Join Us! as we just do life, sharing food, our 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 as 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, joys etc. They know each other well. This knowledge includes knowing each other's life stories and having familiarity with one another's strengths 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 a community, where they can practice speaking the Gospel to one another, and 3) on mission where they learn how to proclaim the gospel and make disciples of the world around them