Growth Communities


Growth Communities are groups that are larger in size and more formally established.  These are groups of 15-50 people who meet weekly for Bible study, discussion, fellowship, prayer, and service projects. Each group is a recurring adventure into community, faith, and life – thinking, loving, and serving like Jesus. Most groups meet regularly through the school year (September – April/May with a two-week break in December) and less regularly and more informally throughout the summer.  All groups are open to new people joining in.

For more information on any of our Growth Communities, contact Lori Baker or 796-3361.

​Sunday Morning Growth Communities

Friends in Christ
Sunday mornings, 10:55-11:55am
Meeting September 17 – December 17
Contact:  Judie Zylman
Room 167 in the adult wing​

Friends in Christ is not age-specific and is made up of both couples and singles. This group is highly devoted to studying God’s Word through weekly Bible study. Following the completion of the Immerse: Messiah study in November, the group will be viewing and discussing Ray VanderLaan’s video-based study Prophets and Kings. In addition to their regular study time, this group also enjoys times of fellowship together.

GAP (Gradually Aging People)
Sunday mornings, 10:45-11:45am
Meeting September 17 – December 17
Contact:  Laurie Boer
Green Room just inside Entrance D​

GAP includes couples and singles, ages mid-50s to 70-something. They meet following the Sunday morning worship service for fellowship and to discuss the sermon.

This is Us ~ Adventures In Family
Sunday mornings, 10:45-11:45am
Meeting September 17 – December 17
​​Contacts:  Doug and Jane Finn, Ron and Sue Hemmeke, Jeanne Lindell, Paul and Conni VandeBunte
Room 165-166 in the adult wing

This group thinks, loves, and serves together. Thinking – learning to apply God’s Word, His love, His grace in our families. Loving – each other, our families, our neighbors; fun, social events, and caring for one another through the joys and challenges of life. Serving – together in our community and our church. Occasionally, this group attends the Contemporary Christian Life Issues class (CCLI), instead of meeting as a group.

​Sunday Night Growth Communities

Faith In Action
Monthly, select Sunday nights, 5:45-7:15pm
Their normal meeting schedule is the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month: November 12 and 26 / December 10
Contacts:  Rich Herbig, Sherrie Wolthuis
Room 168-169 in the adult wing

This group’s focus is on studying and working to put their faith into action in our church, our community, our nation, and the world, seeking peace and biblical as well as social justice for all.  This faith is based on the study of Jesus’ life and teachings as revealed in Scripture. The group is a mix of singles and couples who also enjoy times of fellowship. Faith in Action is always open and welcoming to new people joining them.

Loving God, Loving People
​Monthly, select Sunday nights, 5:45-7:00pm
Meeting September 17 / October 1, 15 and 29 / November 12 and 26 / December 10
Contacts:  Mel and Bev Assink, Mary Lou Bogema, Bob and Marcia Gustavson, Dave and Sally Hoekstra, David and Mary Wierenga
Room 167 in the adult wing

Loving God, Loving People is a lively group of singles and couples who seek community and service. At the center of the group is spiritual growth, spending time getting to know each other, and walking the journey of life together. Their Sunday gatherings often include time spent viewing and discussing a video-based study. New people are always welcome!

Prime Time
Sunday nights, 5:45-7pm
Meeting September 17 – December 3
Contacts:  Vern and Eunie Jurgens, Leon and Louise Koops, Kathy Lubbers, Tom and Donna Tuls
Room 165-166 in the adult wing

Prime Time is a group of Christ-followers who enjoy sharing time together as they study The Word, pray, and serve one another as well as others. Their weekly meetings have varied programing: Bible study, game nights, special guests, potlucks, and preparation of service projects. This shared fellowship creates a loving, supportive group concerned about each other as they grow together in Christ’s love. Whether single or married, you are welcome to join this group where you can also expect good food and fun times together.

Mid-Week Growth Community

Diners Club
Wednesday nights, 5-6:45pm
Meeting September 13 – December 13
Contact:  Doris VanKooten
Room 167 in the adult wing

Diners Club meets for dinner and a time of fellowship before Bible study / discussion. The group participants represent various ages and  backgrounds. Diners Club meets until 6:45 to honor their members who have choir rehearsal.



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Wednesday Morning WOW (Room 166)

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