OUR MISSIONAL FOCUS
Bringing hope and wholeness in Christ to distressed single parent families in Midland County.
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OUR WORSHIP SERVICE
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 at MRC 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, Imagine, Wonder and Marvel classes before the Sermon during the school year. Children ages 3 through Pre-K continue to meet for Worship and Wonder during the summer months.
I am new to Midland Reformed Church as of September 2022. I come with my wife Kristi and 4 girls: Sarah, Anna, Leah, and Rebekah. I was born and raised in Michigan (Fenton), but we are most recently coming from Edmonton, Alberta where I was a pastor of a Christian Reformed Church for 5 years. I hold an M.Div from Fuller Theological Seminary and am an ordained Minister of the Word in the CRC. I have a passion for the local church, especially for teaching and equipping God's people to grow as Christ's disciples.
When I'm not working, you'll most likely find me hanging out with my family, going for a run, eating at a new restaurant with my wife, reading a book, or playing soccer. Feel free to send me a note or stop by the church. I'd love to get to know you and hear your story!
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him."