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Church Partnerships

For the people we serve, no community is more important than the faith community. We depend on churches for support, encouragement, and spiritual growth.

However, many people with disabilities or disadvantages are not getting that vital spiritual nourishment. National studies reveal that more than 80 percent of people with disabilities do not attend church due to various barriers. Our Church Partnership Program is all about breaking down barriers, reaching across them, and forming relationships between churches and the people we serve.

Pastoral Services provides professional, effective leadership and advocacy in integrating persons with disabilities or disadvantages into a local faith community of their choice. We strive to model mutuality in our care and concern for all persons made in the image of God by focusing on the strengths and gifts of each person. We encourage congregations to think in new ways of supporting people with disabilities in mutually enriching relationships. Church partners can work with individuals or with group homes, focusing on people with a particular special need or serving those with a variety of issues.

To learn about ways you can get involved in our Church Partnership Program contact us at pastoral@hopenetwork.org or call 616.301.8000.

 

 

Our Church Partners

All Shores Wesleyan Church
Ames UMC
Banner of Christ Community Church
Blythefield CRC – Friendship Ministries Mentors
Brookside CRC
Caledonia CRC
Calvary Community Group
Calvary CRC
Calvary East Beltline
Calvin CRC
Carlisle United Methodist Church
Cascade Christian Church
Christ Community Church
Commerce United Methodist Church
Community for Christ
Cornerstone Church
Cornerstone University Chapel
Crossroads Bible Church
Croswell Wesleyan Church
Day Bible Chapel
East Leonard CRC
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Erin Presbyterian Church
Eternal Word Church
Family of Christ Lutheran
Fifth Christian Reformed Church
First Baptist Church of Coldwater
First CRC
First Cutlerville CRC
First Presbyterian of Warren
Forest Hills Presbyterian
Fuller Avenue CRC
Georgetown Classis of the CRC
Good Shepherdhard Lutheran Church
Grand Rapids First Church
Hillside Community Church
Holy Cross Episcopal
Holy Reedeemer Catholic Church
Hope Vale Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Immanuel Reformed church
Immanuel United Methodist
Kentwood Community Church
Kentwood SDA
Keystone CC
LaGrave CRC
Lee Street
Life Christian Church
Life Church
Life Quest
Madison Square Church
Mamrelund Lutheran Church
North Presbyterian Church
Northside Church
Oakdale Park
One Church Empowerment Center
Onondaga Community Church
Pioneer CRC
Plainfield United Methodist Church
Plymouth Heights CRC
Princeton CRC
Redeemer United Methodist Church
Second Congregational UCC
South Boston Church
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
St. Ambrose
St. Andrews
St. Anthony of Padua
St. John Vianney
St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Jude Catholic Church
St. Mark’s Episcopal
St. Mark’s Episcopal – Coldwater
St. Mark’s Episcopal – Grand Rapids
St. Mary Magdalene Parish
St. Mary Queen of Creation Church
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
St. Peter Catholic Church
Sunset Park COG
Thornapple Community Church
Thornapple Covenant Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Reformed Church
Unity Reformed Church
Vox Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church

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