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!

  • love in the name of christ

    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, read the newsletteror view the current critical needs! 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 for students in our community who are often under-served and on the margins. We provide mentorship, academic support, and most importantly a space where students know that they belong and are valued. It is our goal to grow character, develop leaders, and build community. We do this through:

    • Character focused discussions
    • Creating a safe space to be after school
    • Building positive peer and adult relationships
    • Assisting students with reading and homework

    Spark takes place on school grounds of various K–6th grade schools in Hudsonville and Jenison. Spark runs throughout the school year from 3:30–5:30 pm, Monday through Friday each week, depending on location. If you are interested in volunteering two hours a week, please contact Shana DeWent at shana@risecommunitycenter.org or 616.498.1429.

    To serve at Spark or to donate, email Shana, or call 616.498.1429. For more info, check out the Spark webpagesamples of the curriculum, or just watch the great video below. 


    The Christian Reformed Church of North American (CRCna) has a disaster response agency that functions world-wide and is very effective in long-term recovery. World Renew's Disaster Response Services shows God’s love and brings hope to disaster-affected communities by restoring the homes and lives of those who are most vulnerable.

    When you give to World Renew, you can choose to give to specific funds, like natural disaster relief in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and more.

    Looking for news? Click here to read the latest on disaster response in North America and worldwide.

  • Resonate Global Mission

    For more than a century, Resonate (as World Missions and Home Missions) has been introducing people to Christ in North America and around the world. That means partnerships with churches in the United States and Canada to plant churches, do campus ministry, train and equip pastors, and develop future leaders. Additionally, it means sending missionaries overseas, proclaiming the Gospel, and forging lasting partnerships.

    To see what's going on right now at Resonate, check out the news and stories, or read the Resonate newsletters.

Questions? Ready to get connected?

Contact Justin to find out more info!