Weekly News


Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome with us. 
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Sunday Nights – classes at Rockford this Sunday. Join us from 5:30-7pm for connection, learning and classes for all ages. Check here for more info.

Grandmas in Prayer – September 13, Grandmas join us as we pray for our grandchildren on Mondays at 9am in the Landing at Rockford. If you have questions contact Mona, [email protected] or 616-745-1913.

AWANA – registration at Ensley is available online.

Wednesday Nights at Northview – Connection fun and learning for every age details available here.


Giving Update as of September 13, 2021

Sept 2021

Typical  Sept

To Date

Budgeted Income $463,333 $375,884 $1,603,846
Actual Income $176,841 $176,841 $1,496,409
Surplus (shortfall) -286,492 -199,043 -107,437



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Jeff and Joyellen Hazard – Kenya
Thanks for praying for us and our ministry at Rift Valley Academy. We just started a new school year and are thankful to be “in-person”, although we have many Covid protocols to follow because we are a school campus. Jeff is teaching Wood Tech, Model United Nations and Government. Joyellen is teaching 3rd grade. Lyndsey is in 11th grade and Ian is in 9th grade and Megan is a sophomore at Hope College.  RVA is going through a lot of changes this year as we have recently implemented a new leadership structure, have a new superintendent, and have lots of new procedures with Covid. We are also short-staffed this year. Please pray that we can have grace, patience, and strength to face each day.  This year, our staff is focusing on Absolute Surrender and included in that is a focus on abiding with Jesus. We long to find time to abide with Jesus daily and let Him fill us with everything we need. We have been listening to sermons from Magnify and worshipping with you from afar. We were especially challenged by Matt’s recent sermon from 2 Peter 1:5-8. “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of Jesus Christ.” That is our prayer – that we would be filled with Jesus each day in order to serve others well. Thank you for praying faithfully for us and for your support of our ministry. We are blessed by you.

Updated September 16, 2021