Leadership Training Event (LTE)
REGISTRATION ONLINE IS CLOSED. YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE EVENT STARTING AT 6PM.
The 2017 Leadership Training Event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Calvin College.
This year's theme is "Be faithfully present."
For a List of Workshops, Click HERE
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Youth Groups Serving Throughout the Summer
"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." Hebrews 6:10
Our sincere appreciation to the following groups who have served or will be serving this summer: Westview CRC Youth Group, LaGrave SERVE, Dutton Un...
Amy Zwiep Joins the VIS Staff
We are very excited to welcome Amy Zwiep to our staff here at Volunteers In Service. Amy is the new Development Director and we are thrilled to have her with us! For over a decade, Amy served as an educator, and later an Assistant Principal, at Dutton Christian School before coming to VIS as the ...
How to effectively respond to benevolence requests is a challenge many leaders face. The tensions within us are great as we consider how to best come alongside of someone in need. Are we empowering or enabling, fixing, helping, listening, serving? Are we being good stewards with what God has given u...
The Gift of Hospitality
The Gift of Hospitality
“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers…”
By Bernita Tuinenga, Executive Director of Volunteers In Service:
Imagine approaching a church as a total stranger and asking permission to...
Meet Duke and Attah
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Duke Gray and Attah Obande to expand our training opportunities to the churches. Both of these men bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and God-given talents to Volunteers In Service and will increase our capacity to equip those in church le...
Grand Rapids Christian High School Winterim
VIS was proud to partner with Grand Rapids Christian High School in placing students at many agencies throughout Grand Rapids in providing learning opportunities through their Winterim classes. "Winterim engages students in a two-week learning experience, allowing them to choose their own courses ...
Welcome New VIS Board Members!
We would like to welcome three new board members to the VIS Board of Directors beginning this month. They are: Mary Dykstra - Global Volunteer Director at World Renew, Jenn Reidsma - Community Coordinator at Alger Heights Collaborative, and Nate Boonstra - Financial Advisor at Forest Hills Finan...
VIS Fall Luncheon Recap
The VIS Fall Luncheon was held this past Nov. 2 at The Prince Conference Center at Calvin College and was an incredible luncheon. God was praised and glorified through the sharing of testimonies, stories and the many ways He is using VIS.
Jeanne Maher, VIS Board Vice President/Secretary, welco...
Leadership Training Event (LTE) Recap
We would like to thank all who attended LTE this year! It was a powerful evening, and God's name was proclaimed. The evening started with Worship in the Calvin College Chapel with music and Ryan VerWys, President and CEO of Inner City Christian Fellowship, inspiring us to look beyond ourselves. ...
Bernita talks about the Role of the Deacon
Hear Bernita Tuinenga talk about what it means to be a deacon.
Brookside CRC SERVE Week
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." (Romans 12:11) This is Scripture put into practice this week with the young people part of the Brookside CRC SERVE week throughout Grand Rapids. Over 100 young people from the midwest US and Canada have come toget...
If you are new to being a deacon, or would like a refresher on the role of the deacon in your church, you are invited to attend one of our Deacon Orientation Trainings in August. There is no cost to attend, but we ask that you register so we have enough materials on hand for each training. Pleas...
Cornerstone United Reformed Church TASC
The Cornerstone United Reformed Church of Hudsonville's TASC youth were out in full force this week! TASC stands for Teens All Serving Christ, and is a week long event where teens from all over the US and Canada come to learn about serving and loving in Christ. After a time of orientation and g...
Welcome to David Lundberg
VIS welcomes new staff member, David Lundberg, MSW, LSW, as a Casework Connections Associate. David is replacing Zjanee Anderson and had his first day at VIS on July 5. David is a social worker who most recently was the Director of Clinical Services and Counseling Supervisor at the Evangelical C...