NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHERE YOU'VE BEEN, YOU'RE WELCOME HERE.

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR ADAM GRILL

I am so glad you want to know more about Grace! This page is specifically designed to help you discover a little more about who we are, what we believe and how we live that out. I hope you will come join us on a Sunday morning. When you do I would love to meet you. I am always in our lobby before, and after, service talking with people, I would love to connect with you and see how we could serve you.

Our Sunday service starts at 10 AM. If you are looking for true community; where people genuinely love and care for each other you have found the right place.

Grace exists to help people learn how to fully Love God, Love People and Make Disciples of Jesus.

We believe everyone can have a fresh start with Jesus. So no matter what is going on in your life, if you’re still skeptical about Jesus, you grew up in church and have been hurt, you grew up in church and left because it was irrelevant to you, or any other story we invite you to come check us out and let’s do life together!

You don’t need to have all the answers. You don’t need to be perfect. We invite you to come join our family right where you are today. We do not expect you to come be like us; because we embrace the diverse ways God made all of us!

At Grace, you won’t be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have, our church is a place where you’ll find the grace, mercy, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone. Come and be part of our family this Sunday.

 

We are an inter-denominational church (a church with people from a wide variety of denominational backgrounds or no church background at all) and we love the diversity that brings! Below are some of the core things we believe. We try to simply live out the teachings of the Bible and not add to it. We do not want to fight or argue; instead, we choose to embrace our religious diversity because God loves us all!


BASIC BELIEFS

There is one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1,26, 27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 5:7-8)

Jesus is the Son of God. He is fully man and fully God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15) and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16). He rose from the grave three days later demonstrating His power over death, hell, and the grave (Mark 16:6). He ascended to the Father where He prays for us (Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5), he is preparing an eternal place for us (John 14:1-4) and he will come again for us (1 Thessalonians 4:11).

Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. The Bible is God’s unfolding story of life and redemption for all mankind. It is life-giving, culturally relevant and wholly true. We value practical life application teaching of the Bible and believe it calls us to action. We make it our aim to learn, love, and live the Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that all people fall short of God’s design of a sinless life in perfect communion with Him.  Therefore, all people need a way to be reconciled to a perfect and sinless God.  We believe this comes through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ alone.  Salvation can come through genuine belief, and life transformation, in Jesus alone.

Jesus launched the church to create true community and reach the world with the gospel. We are all designed to be in true community with other members of the church (Ephesians 1:20-23, Hebrews 10:25, Proverbs 27:17).

Baptism is practiced differently in many Christian traditions. Baptism is not an act of bringing someone salvation; therefore, we embrace the diversity of those expressions at Grace.

That means you could see some infants dedicated and others baptized.  You could see young children baptized by immersion as well as adults. Our goal is to not create stumbling blocks for people when it comes to taking their commitment to Jesus to another level; instead, we want to be a trampoline to spring them to new heights!

Communion is practiced differently in many Christian traditions. Communion is not an act of bringing someone salvation; therefore we embrace the diversity of those expressions at Grace.

We take communion on the first Sunday of odd months.  We take communion a variety of ways.  At times we pass the elements down the rows.  At times we all come forward and are served.  At times we have families serve each other. Our goal is to not create stumbling blocks for people when it comes to taking their commitment to Jesus to another level; instead, we want to be a trampoline to spring them to new heights!

What we strive for

Everyone is valued by God, no matter how broken or troubled they are. And everyone is broken in some fashion or manner. People matter to God and therefore must matter to us. We love people when they least expect it and least deserve it, whether they are part of the church family or not. The true mark of love in any group is how they treat their weakest, most vulnerable member. This is grace. Outrageous grace.

We live to demonstrate a GRACE that is extended to people wherever they are in life’s journey. Specifically, Grace for those who are broken, forgiveness for those who stumble, and restoration for those who fall. We want those with ruin and wreckage in their lives to find grace and wholeness. We receive grace. We give grace. We relish grace. We share grace.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

“Make sure that no one misses out on God’s grace.” Hebrews 12:15a

We live to demonstrate a TRUTH that is kind, liberating, and charitable. We recognize our words can be life-giving or death-dealing. We will speak the truth in love so that Christ is exalted; the church is unified and matured, and the dignity of all people is honored and preserved.

“…we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” Ephesians 4:15

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

We live to demonstrate a FAITH by living in dependence on God. We trust that God is who He says He is and that God does what He promises to do.

“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1

“We live by faith and not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

We live to demonstrate a HOPE that endures, ever and always. Hope begins in the dark but believes the dawn is coming. Hope is confidence anchored in Jesus Christ, believing that it is never too late, and you can’t screw up so badly that God can’t restore something good and worthwhile from the wreckage.

“I will … transform the Valley of Trouble I to a gateway of hope.” Hosea 2:15

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ says The Lord, ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

We live to demonstrate a LOVE that is real, meaningful and generous to others. It goes the second mile. It washes feet. It does what is necessary. It reflects Who our God is; it serves the world; and it reveals that we are, in fact, children of God.

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35

“Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13

We aim for healthy, Christ-honoring relationships that are marked by love, openness, accountability, forgiveness, acceptance, and grace.

We seek to model ourselves after Jesus, so we take giving seriously. We live to give our lives away. We serve God through our spiritual gifts, our time, and our resources. We do so enthusiastically and joyfully. To be generous is to be like God.

We make it our aim to value simplicity over complexity and clarity over confusion. We desire to see this in our programming and our involvement, believing that less is more for our kingdom effectiveness.

We aim for excellence in everything we do. We accomplish this by doing our very best with what we’ve been given in every ministry God has called us to pursue; rejecting mediocrity at every level.

God changes lives. It is never too late to pursue who you can be with God. It is never too late to start doing right. It is never too late to begin again.


See you Sunday at 10AM!

IT’S ALWAYS A REAL JOY FOR US TO MEET NEW PEOPLE!

Our mission is leading people in Loving God, Loving People and Making Disciples.


What about Teens?

Let’s lead out with the biggest thing we want you to know…..we do not see our teens as a ministry of the church…they are the church!  They are our future and teens can serve anywhere an adult can on Sunday mornings. We want our teens to know Grace is their church; not just their parent’s church.

Our Teen Ministry (6th-12th grades) meets every Sunday from 6-8 PM. We have food, fun, fellowship, freedom and #theWholeShaBang! Where we come to impact the world with our God-given greatness. #doesntgetanybetterthanthis

We help students build a personal relationship with Jesus by worshiping, praying, building relationships with others, studying God’s Word and serving.

Throughout the year we do all kinds of fun events!  Trust us, we love to have fun because we know you do too!


What about my elementary and younger kids?

It all starts with check-in! Before service we invite you to our lower level lobby to check in your kids. First-time guests are invited to go to the “Guest Check-in” and one of our volunteers will get you registered and explain anything you need to know.  Returning families can check-in at any of the stations. Be sure to keep your sticker with you so that you, and only you, will be able to pick up your child from kids church!

Infants – Kindergarten: They are dropped off right at the check-in desk before service. You pick up your children where you dropped them off.

1st – 5th Grade: Drop off is located down the main hall in the lower level.  It is the last room on the right-hand side (just follow the running kids!). You pick up your children where you dropped them off.

Our kid’s ministry is super fun and energetic! We teach the Bible in relevant and engaging ways that today’s kids love and retain. We reinforce values like: bringing your Bible to church, bringing a friend to church, memorizing the verse of the month, being a great example and so on with a system that allows the kids to get some great prizes! We promise your kids will want to come back!

HOW TO FIND US

We’re so glad you’ve decided to check us out! If the questions below do not help you please call our office at 616-239-1051.

How do I get there?

Check the map to the right.  Our address is 9530 Woodbridge Street,
Zeeland, MI 49464.  We are just off the corner of Woodbridge and 96th.

Where should I park?

We have parking in the front and back of our building.  If you have kids 5th grade and below we suggest driving around to the back of the building since our kid’s ministry entrance is right there.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. Some come dressed up, some dress casually and everything in between! We have no expectations for attire.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

God is simply looking for real people. Real people who will admit they are broken. Real people who will simply try to become a little more like Jesus every day.

PASTOR ADAM GRILL

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