Author: Denise Fase

GRIL’s June 5 Graduation

There was a buzz of excitement in the lobby of the Gezon Center at Calvin College Wednesday evening, June 5! Adults and teens and their families and friends were milling about, looking at displays ranging from skateboards to poster boards.

A Short Devotion for you on Interdependence

Paul’s wisdom for Team-Building, or for Interdependence: 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NIRV) There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given by the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. There are different ways to work. But the same God makes it possible for all of … Read More

Core Values – Teaching on Interdependence June 10

The power of interdependence is a living process of discovery for three young men from Phoenix who believe “a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Individually they share a love of Jesus Christ and a deep desire to reach incarcerated youth with the gospel and the hope of a guide, a mentor.

IMPACT Awards 2013

GRIL’s first ever IMPACT awards were handed out at graduation highlighting those in our community who are out transforming our community.  We honor the following for their work in the community:  Pastor Troy Evans, Grand Rapids FIRE, Samaria Jordan, and The Tall Turf LIT’s.  

2013 Graduation Highlights!

Graduates of GRIL’s Community Leadership Program, GRIL U Teen Program, and the Ambassador Club Program were acknowledged, celebrated and congratulated by their mentors, coaches, coordinators, family and friends Wednesday evening at Calvin College’s Gezon Auditorium.  Click for more photos.

Grand Rapids Top Scholars 2013

Two of our very own, Chrisan Stewart and Joel DeJong, have been acknowledged as Top Scholars for 2013 in Grand Rapids!  Congrats More info on Chrisan: Read article on MLIVE More info on Joel:  Read article on MLIVE  

GRIL U Calvin College Grads!

GRIL (Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders) would like to acknowledge and celebrate the college graduation of three more GRIL U Teen Leadership graduates who graduated from Calvin College (Allison VanderPloeg, RaeNosa Hudnell and Alyssa VanBeek): More Info:  Read this article on The Rapidian  

A Short Poem for You: PEOPLE

We on the rise No limits have control of us Advancing past the skies We headed for the stars Not forgetting our past scars But the future looks too bright to dwell on the past Tomorrow’s ours at last We aren’t a race, just a people There is only the race of man But they … Read More

GRIL Prayer Requests

Please send your prayer requests and praise to *Pray that all the participants who have completed their Breakthrough Plans will be able to successfully incorporate their new vision into their daily lives. *Pray for High School graduates as they make plans for their future. *Pray for those looking for jobs.

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