Sunday Mornings

Through relevant teaching and energetic praise and worship, we gather together on Sunday mornings to celebrate God and be inspired and encouraged to live a missional life.  Worship moves through singing, prayer, fellowship and teaching—altogether bringing us LIFE!

We offer two identical services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 & 10:45 am.

Nursery and Kids Alive (birth–6th grade) are available during both services.

Show up early to get a good seat and a cup of coffee. 

What to expect

We understand it can be a little overwhelming when visiting a church for the first time, and we want you to feel as comfortable here as possible. Listed below are just a few common questions we hear. If you have any additional questions please feel free to give us a call at the church office (616.457.5483) or stop by the Connect Kiosk when you visit! 

Where do I park?

You will find our main parking lot on the west side of our building but there are additional spots around the building. We also have parking available at Georgetown Chiropractic office,  Jenison Public Schools International Academy, Bob's Butcher Block, the east side of Rebounderz, and the west side of Georgetown Tire. Please do not park in the strip mall north of Alive. Click here for a detailed parking map. 

What is a Worship Service like? 

Worship services begin at 9am & 10:45am and last about an hour and half. We encourage you to come 10 minutes early so you have time to get some coffee and bagels, check your kids in and find a seat. After a time of singing and prayer, the children are called up for a blessing and then dismissed to their Kids Alive class rooms. Then it's half time! This is when you can get some more coffee, grab a bagel and say hi to those around you, all while hearing about the events and news at Alive. After half time there is a time of teaching from God's Word. We have Bibles available for you to use and take home if you would like one. You can also access the Bible on your tablet or phone during the message with our wifi. 

What should I wear?

We are very casual and encourage you to come as you are and wear what makes you most comfortable. God doesn't care whether your attire is formal or casual; after all, he looks at the heart. So come as you are.

Where do my children go? 

Kids Alive is the perfect place for your children—infant through 6th grade—to attend while you are in the Worship Service. Check your children in before worship starts at the Check-In Desk. Infants (birth–3 years) may be dropped off in the nursery any time, but your older children (3 years–6th grade) stay with you through the beginning worship time and are dismissed prior to half time. Children 3 years—4th grade can be picked up at their classrooms in the Kids Alive wing or from the Pines (Fifty6 room) when Big Group Sunday services go long.

Where do I go once I walk in the building?

Whether you're trying to get to the Café, the Student Center, or the restrooms, we have directional signage to point you to the right place. If you're here for an event, the doors have large, highly visible letters to guide you to the correct entrance. We want you to feel welcome—because you belong here! 

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Spring Teaching Series

 To listen to recorded teachings, click here.

Who is God, really? I mean, really really. 

"What is He like?" — possibly the most frequently-asked question. So we asked for your questions: “Is he mad at me for my failures?" "Will he love me even when I mess up?" "Does he ever want me to fail so that he can punish me?" "Is it Jesus’ job to protect me from God?" "Do my prayers change things, or doesn’t it matter at all?”

In this new series for spring, we will address the questions with answers from the Word. One thing we will see for sure: if you want to know God, know Jesus! 

Resource: "Does prayer make a difference; does it change anything?"

Come to 263 this weekend for worship and get some truth for your journey. You’ll be glad you did; you belong here!