As we GO into our communities to bring LIFE we join with other great organizations that are on mission with us, building relationships with those in our community who God is bringing to Himself. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started on your journey of bringing LIFE!

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Alive partners with Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those in the community who are in need, and to cultivate LIFE in them. Click the links to learn more about the Swieringa familythe property, the floor plan, the August 21 ground breaking ceremony, and the latest photos of the build.


    We are looking to fill the shifts listed below. The AM shift runs 8 am–12 pm and the PM shift runs 1–4 pm

    • Tuesday, November 27: AM/PM
    • Wednesday, November 28: AM/PM
    • Thursday, November 29: AM/PM
    • Friday, November 30: AM/PM
    • Saturday, December 1: AM/PM

    Both individuals and groups can sign up to volunteer by contacting Travis at 616.393.8001 x103 or

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    Spirit of Christmas Store

    Due date for donations is Friday, December 3.

    On December 8 and 9, we give low income families the opportunity to shop in our special Christmas store for gifts. In order to do this, we need 2000+ unwrapped, new items for newborns through adults. To donate, email For ideas on what to donate, check out our list of gift ideas for different ages. 

    The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the Church in order to transform lives and communities in the names of Christ. They are actively involved with bringing LIFE to families living in Jenison, Hudsonville & Grandville through a variety of service oriented and relational ministries. Check out some current volunteer opportunities, or read the newsletter! We are always looking for:

    • Life Skills Teachers
    • Life Skills Mentors
    • Life Skills Childcare volunteers
    • Groups to serve Life Skills meals
    • Donation-sorting volunteers
    • Cashier and Customer Service volunteers

    To volunteer, you can contact Kaitlin via email or phone at 616.662.3300 x127.


    Spark is an after-school program that is intended to be a support to students, parents, and teachers. Our goals through Spark are to grow character, develop leaders, and build community.

    Spark is for students in grades K–6th and takes place at Jamestown Upper Elementary. Our dates this year are Monday through Thursday, 3:30–5 pm, October 22, 2018 through May 20, 2019.

    Our needs for the 2018–19 school year are:

    1. Volunteers to commit to 90 minutes, one day per week.

    2. Volunteers to make birthday cupcakes for our Spark kids.

    3. Monetary donations to operate Spark.

    To serve at Spark or to donate, email Shana, or call 616.498.1429. For more info, check out the Spark webpage or samples of the curriculum.

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    Classis Georgetown is a community of Christian Reformed Churches in Eastern Ottawa County who live and minister together, in Christ, to transform lives and communities.

  • Grandville/Jenison Chamber of commerce

    Alive partners with the Grandville/Jenison Chamer of Commerce by collaborating on  and sponsoring events in the area. This is a great way for us to connect with those in the community. To learn more about the Chamber of Commerce or to check out their events, click here.  

  • Community Missions

    Is there a ministry or mission opportunity that you are passionate about? Alive would love to come alongside you! Let us be the megaphone that gets the word out into the community. Contact Terry to get the process started.

    Some of our current Community Missions include:

Questions? Ready to get Connected?

Contact Terry Scholten to find out more info!