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.
Brad Vander Waal, Family Pastor
I’m excited to be a part of the great staff at Midland Reformed Church. The opportunity to minister to and with children, students, and their parents is an awesome responsibility and I look forward to seeing how God works in our midst. Prior to coming to Midland, I served as pastor for over four years at a church in Pekin, Illinois. My schooling comes by way of a business degree from Iowa State University and a Masters in Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. My wife, Lesley, and I were married in 2002 and welcomed sons Drew and Reed into the world in 2007 and 2009 and daughter Ruby in 2013. We all like to read books, play games and at times act a little goofy.
"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15