Loving God. Loving Others. Leading Change.
OUR MISSIONAL FOCUS
Bringing hope and wholeness in Christ to distressed single parent families in Midland County.
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Sunday at 10:00 am we gather together to worship as a community. Participants are invited to worship in ways that are natural for them. This time together is is a blend of contemporary and traditional elements, including music, liturgy, and teaching, all presented in a comfortable and casual way. Our services are led by our praise team and praise band.
Worship here has a four part flow:
Gathering - We praise God for who He is and what He has done and confess our sins to Him. This time unites our spirits in God's presence and prepares us to hear the word of God.
Hearing of God's Word - We spend an extended period of time reflecting on God's word to hear what He has to say to us (the sermon).
Response - We acknowledge that we have listened and heard what God has spoken through the Scriptures and sermon by offering back an appropriate response. Once a month we use this time to celebrate Communion.
Sending - We are given a blessing and a charge to do God's will as we go about our week.
Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers. Children ages 3 through 5th grade begin the service with their families and are dismissed for Worship and Wonder, Footsteps, and Quest before the Sermon during the school year. Children ages 3 through Pre-K continue to meet for Worship and Wonder during the summer months.
Michael De Ruyter, Lead Pastor
Being the Lead Pastor at Midland Reformed Church is one of the great joys of my life. I get to have a front-row seat to watch God at work in so many people's lives. I have been a Pastor for over 20 years. I attended Calvin College and Calvin Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI) and Fuller Seminary (Pasadena, CA). I have been part of a new church start and have served as a Chaplain in both the Army and Navy Reserves. My passion is to understand how people grow and change and how churches can walk along with someone on the journey towards a flourishing and whole life. My wife Tammy and I have been married since 1996 and have three children. Together we enjoy traveling, camping, and sailing on the Saginaw Bay.
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2