Ministries

Bethany – Refugee Resettlement – Overall, Bethany Resettlement requests this grant to assist us in our ministry with refugees, and to engage and train local churches in the important work of welcoming strangers.

Volunteers in Service – Connecting Casework Services – This grant will be used to support this work at VIS where one full time and three part-time staff direct these efforts by taking referrals, screening needs, refer the need to church-based volunteers, and provide follow-up and support services.
Roosevelt Park Ministries – For this request, we are specifically asking for grant-in-aid support for the position of Family Worker to help fund a portion of this cost for the ministry year 2018. This part-time position is integral to the RPM outreach in this neighborhood. In addition to regular interaction with neighborhood families through helping them develop and implement life-improving goals, the Family Worker is also a vital link between these families and local churches (such as the Spanish CRC in Wyoming).

Bethany – Refugee Resettlement – Overall, Bethany Resettlement requests this grant to assist us in our ministry with refugees, and to engage and train local churches in the important work of welcoming strangers.
Volunteers in Service – Connecting Casework Services – This grant will be used to support this work at VIS where one full time and three part-time staff direct these efforts by taking referrals, screening needs, refer the need to church-based volunteers, and provide follow-up and support services.
Roosevelt Park Ministries – For this request, we are specifically asking for grant-in-aid support for the position of Family Worker to help fund a portion of this cost for the ministry year 2018. This part-time position is integral to the RPM outreach in this neighborhood. In addition to regular interaction with neighborhood families through helping them develop and implement life-improving goals, the Family Worker is also a vital link between these families and local churches (such as the Spanish CRC in Wyoming).

Criminal Justice Chaplaincy – Our proposal to Classis Grandville is to continue financial support of our regular services to help us meet the growing need and referrals to CJC.

Celebration Fellowship – These funds will be used to support the general on-going operating budget related to our ministry that serves three emerging Ionia prison congregations including two at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility and one at the Handlon Correctional Facility.

GVSU Campus Ministries Equip student leadership through the CM Leadership Retreat and ongoing discipleship in their teams. Host a leadership retreat for two days before the start of fall classes that will empower 180 student leaders to welcome, enfold, and equip younger students to continue/become disciples of Jesus in this new season of their lives. This year the retreat costs will be near $10,000 ($50 per student x 200 students). We want to subsidize the cost to students. Your grant of $5000 will be used to subsidize the cost of this retreat.

Project Hope of NE Allegan County – Personal Care items for food pantry clients; items that don’t typically get donated in bulk by large companies.

Family Network’s mission and ministry is to share the Gospel. This is achieved by: • Sharing the Word IN HOUSE: with staff, volunteers, and Community Service people • Good Works; sharing food from our pantry, loaning durable medical equipment (DME): • In 2016, Family Network distributed food to 11,952.
Crossroad Prison Ministries – Expand curriculum offering. Develop a new curriculum that will be life long, including providing Christian books to go with curriculum.

Chaplain Services, Inc. – will use grant money to cover the cost of chaplain services ministered to non-profit organization, such as Safe Haven Ministries. While our services are used by for-profit organizations and paid for by those organizations, we offer non-profits our services free-of-charge.

Calvary CRC This funding will specifically be used to fund a staff position of someone who can focus on the development and implementation of a community center ministry model.
First Byron CRC has teamed up with an Albanian Couple (Roland and Blerta Rizallaraj) who are former Muslims. Having come to Christ, they now have a burden for the many Albanian-speaking Muslims that have moved into West Michigan. The ultimate goal of this ministry is to establish an Albanian CRC plant. Already Roland and Blerta are holding worship services every other Saturday in Remedy Church on 49th & Eastern SE. Some of the attenders are Christians, but many are Albanian-speaking Muslim seekers.

Lee Street CRC – Assistive Listening System (English/Spanish translation) for regular combined bi-lingual services.

olunteers in Service – Connecting Casework Services – This grant will be used to support this work at VIS where one full time and three part-time staff direct these efforts by taking referrals, screening needs, refer the need to church-based volunteers, and provide follow-up and support services.
Roosevelt Park Ministries – For this request, we are specifically asking for grant-in-aid support for the position of Family Worker to help fund a portion of this cost for the ministry year 2018. This part-time position is integral to the RPM outreach in this neighborhood. In addition to regular interaction with neighborhood families through helping them develop and implement life-improving goals, the Family Worker is also a vital link between these families and local churches (such as the Spanish CRC in Wyoming).

Criminal Justice Chaplaincy – Our proposal to Classis Grandville is to continue financial support of our regular services to help us meet the growing need and referrals to CJC.

Celebration Fellowship – These funds will be used to support the general on-going operating budget related to our ministry that serves three emerging Ionia prison congregations including two at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility and one at the Handlon Correctional Facility.

GVSU Campus Ministries Equip student leadership through the CM Leadership Retreat and ongoing discipleship in their teams. Host a leadership retreat for two days before the start of fall classes that will empower 180 student leaders to welcome, enfold, and equip younger students to continue/become disciples of Jesus in this new season of their lives. This year the retreat costs will be near $10,000 ($50 per student x 200 students). We want to subsidize the cost to students. Your grant of $5000 will be used to subsidize the cost of this retreat.

Project Hope of NE Allegan County – Personal Care items for food pantry clients; items that don’t typically get donated in bulk by large companies.

Family Network’s mission and ministry is to share the Gospel. This is achieved by: • Sharing the Word IN HOUSE: with staff, volunteers, and Community Service people • Good Works; sharing food from our pantry, loaning durable medical equipment (DME): • In 2016, Family Network distributed food to 11,952.
Crossroad Prison Ministries – Expand curriculum offering. Develop a new curriculum that will be life long, including providing Christian books to go with curriculum.

Chaplain Services, Inc. – will use grant money to cover the cost of chaplain services ministered to non-profit organization, such as Safe Haven Ministries. While our services are used by for-profit organizations and paid for by those organizations, we offer non-profits our services free-of-charge.

Calvary CRC This funding will specifically be used to fund a staff position of someone who can focus on the development and implementation of a community center ministry model.
First Byron CRC has teamed up with an Albanian Couple (Roland and Blerta Rizallaraj) who are former Muslims. Having come to Christ, they now have a burden for the many Albanian-speaking Muslims that have moved into West Michigan. The ultimate goal of this ministry is to establish an Albanian CRC plant. Already Roland and Blerta are holding worship services every other Saturday in Remedy Church on 49th & Eastern SE. Some of the attenders are Christians, but many are Albanian-speaking Muslim seekers.

Lee Street CRC – Assistive Listening System (English/Spanish translation) for regular combined bi-lingual services.