Home ownership helps make neighborhoods more stable but the cost of home ownership can be prohibitive for some. We are partnering with Community enCompass to rehab a house in Muskegon so it can be sold at a reduced rate to someone who will stay in and invest in the neighborhood. To learn more about our volunteer efforts, contact
Faith & Finances
Faith & Finances unites people from varied financial backgrounds as they explore together money management skills and biblical stewardship principles. Designed specifically for low-income adults, Faith & Finances addresses the challenges the materially poor face and helps them rediscover their God-given dignity.
Our Next 12-week class begins on March 6 at 6:00 p.m. To learn more or to sign up, contact Jen Ellison
We are together because life is messy and sometimes it is messy because of our choices or how we are impacted by others' choices. On Tuesday nights we have a variety of groups available to help those who are struggling with addiction and the families who are affected by someone else's addiction. Learn more here: Recovery Night Page
All Shores Spring Lake offers a food pantry for those who are in need of short-term relief. The Pantry is open each Monday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the lobby of the Spring Lake Campus. Donation of food and personal care items are always welcome. If you'd like to share your time, sign up to learn more about serving at the pantry.
The Coopersville Campus collects food and personal care items for our local ministry partner, Coopersville Cares.
The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck is the first or second Friday of every month at the Spring Lake Campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a free pizza dinner followed by grocery distribution. The food that is provided is different every month, and varies from fresh produce, baked goods, to dairy products and more. The food is available for anyone in the community who is in need. There is no pre-registration required. For more information contact , sign up here to serve.
2017 Winter/Spring dates: 1/13, 2/3, 3/3, 4/14, 5/5
One child. One hour. One time a week. Kids Hope USA facilitates relationships between loving, caring adults who ares matched with children that teachers have identified as being at-risk academically or socially. Our Spring Lake campus partners with Jeffers Elementary School and our Coopersville campus partners with the Coopersville elementary schools. When kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow and succeed. And what better way to make a difference right here in our own community? If you would like more information about becoming a Kids Hope USA mentor, sign up on our serving page.
We periodically welcome a refugee family through our partnership with Bethany Christian Services/PARA (Programs Assisting Refugee Acculturation). As a co-sponsor we help the family settle in to their new culture here in the Tri-Cities. You can imagine the overwhelming sense of change and insecurity that comes from resettling as a refugee. We share radical love in practical ways through our relationships with these families. If you are interested in serving with our refugee ministry, please visit our serving page.
Many families in Ottawa County benefit from free or reduced lunch during the school day but struggle to put food on the table over the weekend. Hand2Hand is a food backpack program in West Michigan that offers healthy resources for children on the weekends and is a partnership with churches and local schools. We partner with Jeffers Elementary School in Spring Lake and West Michigan Academy for Arts and Academics. We anticipate packing and delivering 80+ backpacks each week. For more information, contact , or visit our serving page to sign up to volunteer.
We pack food for several weeks at a time. Anyone is invited to pack with us: Oct 4 6:30 p.m., Nov 3 9:15 a.m., Nov 29 6:30 p.m., Jan 5 9:15 a.m., Jan 31 6:30 p.m., Mar 2 9:15 a.m., Mar 28 6:30 p.m., Apr 27 9:15 a.m., May 24 6:30 p.m.
Most needed items: quart size ziploc bags, large cans of chicken, small jars of peanut butter, large cans of spaghetti sauce (no glass jars), pudding cups, fruit cups, individual oatmeal packets, granola bars, canned veggies, and mac & cheese.
Heart for the World Event
The Heart for the World Event is an annual opportunity to help us think about big global issues like clean water, human trafficking, or education for vulnerable children. The goal is to learn what we can do to make a difference. While we’re at it, we have a lot of fun! Servants help with all aspects of planning and executing this fundraiser, beginning six months before the event on March 6, 2017. Is this where your heart is? If you are interested in serving, sign up on our serving page.
WRAP Around Ministry
We are developing a ministry to support foster families and adoptive parents through:
Words of Encouragement,
Resources & Respite Care,
Acts of Service, and
If you are a foster or adoptive family or you are interested in supporting foster and adoptive families please contact to get connected.
Jail and Prison Ministry
Jail: We partner with the Ottawa County Jail in a variety of ways. We recently donated stamps for inmates to send Christmas cards and we collected books for the jail library. There are teams and individuals who serve through Forgotten Man Ministries to provide church services in the jails in Ottawa and Kent Counties. We are building bridges and creating a safe place for people to connect with a local church after they are released from jail. To learn more contact
Prison: We partner with Prison Fellowship to provide training, discipleship, and connections outside the walls for prisoners incarcerated at the Muskegon Correctional Facility and at other facilities throughout the state. You can serve inside the walls by leading a 6-10 week small group study or by teaching a course with provided curriculum (pre-release, Financial Peace University, etc.). You can serve outside the walls by visiting prisoners, sending cards, responding to prayer requests or donating goods as needed. To learn more contact
The Block Party Kit
The Block Party Kit is a tool to help you get to know your neighbors and build community in your community! We are called to develop relationships with those around us, discover their stories, and listen to the Spirit as we discern the next step. The Kit contains:
- 3 tables with reusable picnic tablecloths
- 3 glass drink containers
- Metal bin (for drinks or food)
- Citronella Candles
- Games including: yard jenga, horse shoes, an over-sized soccer ball, football, badminton set, bocce ball, soccer ball, disc slam, croquet set, and a mega flying disc!
- Sidewalk chalk
You can reserve the Kit by emailing