Author: Denise Fase

Highlights from the week of June 24 – Meeting Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillan and Willie The Kid

On Friday June 28th, a group of students and community members had the opportunity to hear from two Grand Rapids celebrities, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillan and William Jackson. Peter “Kid Chocolate” is the WBO Boxing Middle weight champion of the world, currently undefeated, and signed to Showtime sports. William Jackson, aka,Willie the Kid is a well-known and established … Read More

Week of June 17 Highlights!

This past week we had the privilege of using our brand new ACTIVATE curriculum with teens!   Jevon was able to do session 1 (of 8) with the summer teen interns at Madison Square Church.  

GRIL Prayer Requests

Please send your prayer requests and praises to merv@grileadership.org *Praise God that Pastor Brad Knetsch is beginning to recover. *Pray for Denise’s Sister-in-Law who is recovering from Lymes Disease. *Pray that all the participants who have completed their Breakthrough Plans will be able to successfully incorporate their new vision into their daily lives.

Still Another Short Devotion on Interdependence

I am not able to bear all these people alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.  Numbers 11:14 God’s answer to Moses’ cry for help was for Moses to share the responsibilities of leadership with a select group. We don’t know a lot about the seventy elders Moses called to aid him.

Core Values – Teaching on Interdependence June 24

We’ve been talking about the Core Value of Interdependence over the past month.  As a reminder: The church is the community of God’s people-a community with a divine purpose, abundant gifts, and a place for everyone to belong and to serve. The core value of Interdependence stresses the importance of living in community, acknowledging and … Read More

Week of June 10 GRIL Highlights

The staff were able to take a breather to finish closing out the program year and to celebrate what God has done!  We are also planning for the summer and for the fall.  More to come! If you haven’t already seen the GRIL highlights video, check it out  on youtube!

Core Values – Teaching on Interdependence June 17

“No one can go it alone.” – Grace Gil Olibvarez, Mexican American social activist/attorney. Did you know living interdependently as leaders means no longer ‘dancing solo’.  As leaders we are called to live in community!

Another Short Devotion on Interdependence

Avoid Destructive Partnerships (Good advice from Paul and John Maxwell) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?     2 Corinthians 6:1 Healthy leaders often partner with others to reach their goals. In fact, we live in an age of partnerships, … Read More

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