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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...

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Deacon Training Part 2: Benevolence

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...

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Part-time Development Director Opening

Volunteers In Service is seeking a part-time Fund Development Director who will be responsible for obtaining ongoing funding to support the ministry work of VIS. Qualified candidates should be proficient in written and oral communications, have experience with research, grant writing, and/or non-pro...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Leadership Training (LTE), September 13, 2016

LTE 2016 was another success in praising God, learning how to be more effective in our churches and communities, and in networking with other church leaders. Click on Read More below to see a few pictures of the evening.  We are very glad the weather was good and that the rain held off!  ...

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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. ...

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Bernita talks about the Role of the Deacon

Hear Bernita Tuinenga talk about what it means to be a deacon. https://youtu.be/Cs5JxqnK43o...

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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...

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