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Financial Mentor Training

To meet the growing demand of requests from local church leaders for a financial mentor for someone they are working with, VIS is hosting the third financial mentor training. Below are the topics covered in this training. Week 1:  Understanding the Mindset Week 2:  Speaking the Truth in Love ...

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Benevolence Training

It is Biblical to take care of the physical needs of people around us. In responding to needs, do we take the opportunity to share the gospel? Do we view people as problems to solve or opportunities from God to love and embrace? Duke Gray, VIS trainer, will facilitate a four week training on how to ...

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VIS FUNdraiser Event

Bid 2 Bridge FUNdraiser Thursday, March 8, 2018 Join us for a great night of food, bidding, and fun! ⇒ Doors open at 5:30pm for food/auction ⇒ River City Improv/pastor shenanigans from 7-8pm ⇒ Family-friendly Brookside CRC 3600 Kalamazoo SE Grand Rapids MI 49508   To register fo...

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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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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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