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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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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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La Grave CRC SERVE

The Youth Unlimited SERVE Program is a five to seven-day mission trip in Canada or the USA that sends middle or high school age students out to care for and restore their world in an evnironment where they'll encounter the concepts of justice and missional living.  Students on SERVE participate in ...

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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...

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Shalom at Kentwood Christian Church

Duke Gray, a member of Kentwood Christian Church, has a passion to see the church in action. Recently I had a chance to sit down with him and learn about the surprising way his church connected with Volunteers In Service to find new and creative ways to serve the community. It’s clear that you ...

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