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VIS Connects #1Kingdom#1Body Youth to Serving Opportunities

We at Volunteers In Service were pleased to have a role in connecting young people from several churches on the south end of Kent County, to people and organizations in the community. Students gathered at Friendship CRC on the morning of October 6 for prayer and snacks and then headed out to various...

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Thank You 6th Grade Students from Ada Christian School

A huge thank you to sixth grade students from Ada Christian School who agreed to live out their faith by serving others. Students served at 11 different organizations on September 27 and 28, doing everything from cleaning, to visiting residents of some assisted living facilities, and even packing dr...

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The Square Matters

Why? The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:27 that "God created us in His own image."  Because of this, we believe that ALL people matter to God, and since ALL people matter to Him, then ALL people should matter to us! Through Volunteers In Service, church volunteers have opportunity to embrace...

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Deacon Orientation 2018

This training focuses on the ministry of justice and mercy in the church and the importance of connecting with members and those outside the church in life-giving ways that focus on sharing the gospel. The training is not about denomination systems but rather about our role as a Christian leader ...

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LaGrave SERVE Week

Over 100 students and adult leaders from Michigan and several other states spent a week serving individuals and organizations in the Greater Grand Rapids area. The group was split into teams of 5-7 students and 1 adult leader and they did various things such as painting, yard work, laying patio ston...

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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 periodically hosts the 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 three week training on how to...

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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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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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