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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   This is what some people ...

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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...

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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 ...

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Deacon Training

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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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…” (Hebrews 13:1-2a) By Bernita Tuinenga, Executive Director of Volunteers In Service: Imagine approaching a church as a total stranger and asking permission to...

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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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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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