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Category Archives: 2016 2017 Program Year

Transformational Giving Opportunity

As our participants come to the end of their journey and prepare to do transformational work in our community they will need all of our support. Nothing has been more rewarding than watching our participants grow as leaders as they recognize their plan and purpose in their lives.  We would like to take this opportunity to invite […]

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GRIL GRADUATION

Our graduation ceremony is right around the corner for all three of our programs.. This year’s graduation theme will be “Rise Up” and will take place on Wednesday evening,May 24th from 6 pm – 8 pm at Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center. Plan to attend, celebrate, and honor these graduates’ wonderful achievements and hear […]

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PROGRAM UPDATE WE SHALL OVERCOME

The Adult Emerge participants are working hard on their breakthrough plans. The GRIL U teens are in the middle of using their voices to raise awareness through Silent Demonstrations. The Madison young leaders raised awareness on the 19th at the corner of Hall and Madison with a focus on the environment. A few of the […]

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Adult Programming

Last week the Emerge Program participated in a diversity workshop to 1) critically examine the racial realities in Grand Rapids, and 2) examine individual racial stereotypes. Participants shared about their personal experiences with racism in Grand Rapids. They were challenged to think through best practice considerations around addressing racial barriers and realities. The group asks […]

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Becoming Christ’s Ambassadors of Reconciliation

The GRIL U teens met in their small groups this week to learn about what it means to be a reconciler.  They learned that reconcilers are inspiring, intentional and implementers.  They studied 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.  They looked at some of the skills of a reconciler and then completed an assessment on themselves to determine areas […]

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