local & Regional

Take your next missional step in your city and the surrounding area.

our dream

Empowering and equipping Fearless Followers to form relationships that bring Jesus’ transformation in our city.

In A Scared Community – We Are A Fearless Church

COV-19 UPDATE.  There are many ways we can engage the community around us in a time of such great need.

  • Write/send a card or letter (include a care pkg, ie mints or dark chocolate ) to our FF friends who live alone or in a facility.  Contact Care

Cancellations and Updates Contact Mary Jo

Mosaic: Groups are meeting by Zoom until it is “safe” to resume group in person meetings.  See the Mosaic Website for details or contact Wendy with questions or for special requests

Stronger Together (2nd & 4th) Thursday evenings:  We plan to meet “in person” on Thursday, July 9, 2020. If you have questions or would like to join us: Contact Cal  

Why missions?

Bring the Love and mercy of Jesus to your area of influence
Local and regional missional initiatives work with partners where we live, work, and play to provide you with your next step in reaching others with the love and hope of Jesus and restoring what’s broken in the world around us.

We work with many partners to reach people through church planting, pastoral training, child sponsorships and missions trips. We work to restore what’s broken through foster care and adoption, mentoring, recovery programs and life-skills training.

There’s plenty of opportunity for every follower of Jesus to engage missionally.

Here’s a great opportunity for you to live missionally, check out the Bridge BBQ trailer to throw a great party or event.

Local

E.C. Brooks

Building relationships with men incarcerated at the prison in Muskegon; learning to work out our differences peacefully and to experience hope.

Learn more: Contact Douglas Cupery 

Crossroads Prison Ministries

Crossroads connects prisoners with mentors in Christ-centered relationships so that lives, prisons and churches are restored through the Gospel

Learn more contact: Mary Jo or Amy

Building Men for Life
We come alongside men who are struggling with addiction, or are re-entering the community after being incarcerated, living in the mission, or completing a drug rehab program. We provide them safe and sober housing with a family environment to encourage them in their efforts to better their lives.

Learn more: Contact Jack Brieve.

Kids Food Basket

Kids Food Basket is a grassroots, community solution to childhood hunger.  We nourish children living at or near the poverty level with critical evening meals to level the playing field for their academic achievement.  Equipping children and families with greater access to fresh, locally grown food can help us build a more vibrant, healthier West Michigan

To learn more contact: Mary Jo

Outdoors Ministry

Outdoors Ministry is designed to reach youth through God’s Creation.  In addition to our Summer Youth Fishing Event and Winter Chili Cook-off, we are open to walking along side your ministry with creative ways to support children.

Learn more: Contact Anne

Stronger Together

Do you have a family member who is incarcerated?  The Stronger Together Team would like to provide you with a community of encouragement, strength & hope while in a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings.  The group consists of others who are in similar situations of have come through similar experiences.  We can also connect you to resources to help you navigate the legal, social and institutional situation you and your family fact.  Stronger together is designed to provide a path toward healing for both you and the person incarcerated

Learn more: Contact Cal Lubbers.

Young Lives
Young Lives has never wavered from the original vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be.

Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ.

Learn more: Contact Haley Slagh

My House Ministry

Housing. Healing. Hope

Providing safe housing and restorative programs for women breaking free from the chains of abuse, addiction & chaos

Learn more: Contact Mary Jo

Regional

Mosaic
MOSAIC exists to empower those stepping into the lives of foster, adoptive and vulnerable children through authentic community, mentoring, education, wrap around support and encouragement.

Learn more: Contact Wendy Cheek.

Pullman Community

Pullman is a small rural community nestled 20 miles south of Holland and 15 miles east of South Haven. This little community is often known by the many people who live in generational poverty, who struggle with addictions and the migrant families who work in the agriculture fields during the summers.

Pullman Ministry: (PM) has grown into a vibrant ministry serving the community.  PM gathers weekly on Thurs evenings serving dinner and offering the opportunity to explore who God is.

People Helping People: (PHP) The Linking Center offers programs like GED, parenting, counseling, etc with a focus on youth

LOVE INC Pullman: Mobilizes local churches to transform lives & communities in the Name of Christ

All three ministries work closely together to serve the Pullman community, in fact, many of their staff, leadership and volunteers serve each other. We are Better Together!

Learn more, contact:  Mike Jones

 

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in our Missional Inititives.

Mary Jo Busscher

Missional Initiatives Coordinator
Email Mary Jo

Kate Bareman

Community Life Pastor
Email Kate

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