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WE ARE CLASSIS GRAND RAPIDS SOUTH

We’re a group of 17 churches that stretch from the 6th Street Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids to the town of Wayland, MI in the south. Each church is a bit different and is involved in different ministries, but we are bound by one faith.

"Jesus has made such a difference in my life and I want people to know that. I feel called to help people know who He is and I am excited to be at Monroe Church to help connect people downtown to our life changing God. We want other people to [...]

"Once I understood that we are saved by grace alone and it’s not what I do, I was so motivated to share the gospel and get involved with Evangelism Explosion and Coffee Break and this church plant and Alpha. It’s the outgrowth of understanding grace and having it become personal."

OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

  • His Enough is Enough

His Enough is Enough

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

As we enter the season of Lent, many of us consider what we can give up for Lent. Two years ago, I tried to give [...]

  • Kelloggsville Church: emerging French-Speaking congregation

Kelloggsville Church: emerging French-Speaking congregation

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

By the grace of God, relationships are growing between Kelloggsville Church and our “nested” French-speaking emerging congregation. Our relationship began two and half years ago, [...]

A “Retired” Pastor’s Musings Part 1

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

It sounded intriguing but we hadn’t heard about it. Were we living a sheltered life upon our retiring from full-time pastoral ministry? Who’d ever heard [...]

  • Childishness and God

Childishness and God

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

“I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” [...]

OUR MINISTRY TEAMS

Diaconal-ministriesDIACONAL
MINISTRIES

The Diaconal Ministries Committee (DMC) of Classis Grand Rapids South is committed to intentionally and effectively carrying out the work our Lord has called us to do through diaconal ministries in our churches and our communities.

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leadership-developmentLEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

We are pleased to offer financial assistance to members of our congregations who are pursuing ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.

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prayer-ministryPRAYER
MINISTRY

We desire to encourage our churches to grow a prayer culture that enhances a deep and intimate relationship with Christ and a genuine partnership among the churches in our classis.

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churchplantNEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Statistics indicate that the most effective way to reach the unchurched is by starting new ministries. The New Church Development Team has the opportunity to help existing churches and the classis participate in this important mission.

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ESTABLISHED CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

ECD provide grants to assist churches in their long range planning processes.  Our goal is to encourage congregations to think strategically and then plan ministry accordingly.

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