Weekly News


Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome with us. 
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Magnify Cares – Do you know God is eager to give of Himself to you today? Here at Magnify, we get to enjoy receiving from Him and allowing that bounty to give to others. Please join us this holiday season as we show care for our neighbors in the following ways:
November 28-December 19 – A collection of spare change to donate to help pregnancy resource centers in our area. Northview and Rockford donations will go to Alpha of Grand Rapids and Ensley donations will go to Alpha of Cedar Springs. Visit this page for more info, or contact Kristin Fankhauser, [email protected]

Sunday Night, Kids Christmas 6pm – Glory to God in the Lowest, Rockford Auditorium. When angels appeared outside Bethlehem proclaiming the greatest news the world had ever heard, they didn’t deliver their message to the “high and mighty” but to the simply and lowly – shepherds! God cares about those who are easily disregarded. Childcare provided for birth-Age 3. More info.

Blood Drives – Every day, Versiti Blood Center of Michigan needs more than 560 blood donations to meet hospital demand. What we collect will help people directly in our communities. This also is a great way for neighbors to enter our church with the possibility of future visits. Will you join us? We hope to have 200 total sign ups within our three locations, with the goal of donating at least 58 blood donations. Register here.

  • December 6 – 3-7:30pm at Ensley
  • December 13 – 1-7pm at Rockford

Job Openings – We have several job openings for Senior High Admin, Ensley Kids and Ensley Students. Please visit this page to see what is available and how to apply.

Lost and Found – Rockford Lost and Found is overflowing, please remove any items by December 15 or they will be donated.
Christmas – Christmas is important to us at Magnify. Check out this page to find all of our Christmas Events in one place.

55+ JOY Potluck Join us on Sunday, December 12 in the Commons. Contact Floyd Garcia for more info, 616.292.2436 or [email protected].

Giving Update as of November 29, 2021

Nov 2021

Typical Nov

To Date

Budgeted Income $463,333 $386,847 $2,780,000
Actual Income $388,523 $388,523 2,577,173
Surplus (shortfall) -74,811 1,676 -202,827



Interested in Serving at Magnify? You can use your gifts and have fun in the process. Visit this page and start the process. 

Dan Cook – Brazil

Greetings from tropical Brazil!  Being back in Brazil with boots on the ground has been a gentle reminder of God’s continued care and mercy. There have been moments of sorrow and pain as I reunite with many of our Brazilian brothers and sisters who were not near Kelly at the time of her passing, yet there has been rejoicing over heavenly hope and eternal healing. I continue to Choose Joy on a daily basis and keep that thought before family and friends.

Camp Paradise has been especially busy as many of the restrictions during COVID were lifted at the beginning of September. We have had rental groups at camp every weekend since then and that will be the pattern through this last month of the year. We are gearing up for our first “summer” season back since COVID started in the beginning of 2020. Our theme this year is “Full Steam Ahead”. It reflects the energy level upon returning from the pandemic, but it is also a reminder that our lives are but a vapor. We are not to waste our lives without having eternity’s values in view. Much of December will be spent in meetings and training with staff as we prepare for three weeks of camp in January. Junior Week will be January 10-15, Teen Week is January 17-22, and we will conclude with Adventure Week the last week of January.

I have also started training sessions through Good Soil and will be traveling to Arcoverde this weekend to teach the basic seminar in evangelism and discipleship. Tickets were purchased this week to go to Uganda in February to teach the basic seminar and the Roots of Faith – Old Testament seminar to pastors and missionaries in that country. I will be joining two other instructors to do 60 hours of training in two weeks. I also have trips scheduled next year in different parts of Brazil and abroad. Please pray for safety in travel in the midst of COVID around the world. Thanks so much to many of you who have reached out to me this past year while I was in transition.

Updated December 2, 2021