Pastor Duane Vander Klok, Ph.D., and his wife, Jeanie, met while attending Christ for the Nations Institute. They served on the mission field for seven years in Mexico with an emphasis on church planting and teaching in Bible schools.
In 1984 they accepted the pastorate of Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Michigan, which has now grown to a weekly attendance of approximately eight thousand people.
Pastor Duane also hosts a weekly television program, Walking by Faith, and travels in the United States, Latin America and abroad encouraging the Body of Christ with practical teaching from the Word of God.
He has also authored, Get the Junk Out of Your Trunk (2005), Releasing the Force of Favor (2006), and 21 Things the Devil Cannot Do (2007). Duane and Jeanie have four children and several grandchildren.
Join us for Trunk or Treat fun in the Meijer Parking lot! You and your family are invited to stroll through our covered tent to view the Children's Animated Movie themed cars and receive candy! We will also serve hot dogs, chips & soda free of charge. At the event, don't forget to check out how to win a $250 gift certificate to Great Wolf Lodge!
Grab your favorite cozy onesie and a bag of popcorn—it’s time for the ultimate girls’ night! Together you and your 7-12 year old daughter will make memories to last a lifetime without losing any sleep. With live music, a fashion show, interactive games, and practical Bible teaching, this is one party you won’t wanna snooze at.
You’ll enjoy inner beauty pampering, learn to embrace who God created you to be, and grow closer to each other and to Jesus—all in your jammies! It’s the most fun you’ll ever have digging into God’s word together.
Discounted general admission tickets are available at the cafe for just $18. Premium & VIP tickets are available at https://purefreedom.brushfire.com/.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
It's FREE! Come as you are - stay as long as you want - and enjoy a warm meal in a welcoming atmosphere.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A full Thanksgiving dinner featuring roasted turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, rolls, and pie.
Free photobooth to take pictures with friends and family.
Enter your name into a drawing to win one of three gift cards!
$100 Meijer Gift Card
$100 Walmart Gift Card
$100 Aldi Gift Card
Join us for this year's LINC Leadership Conference at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville. Experience an incredible line up of key note speakers along with breakout tracks designed to equip you and your team.
Main guest speakers:
Charlotte Gambill (Life Church UK)
Jimmy Rollins (i5 City Church)
Shawn Johnson (Red Rocks Church)
Matt Keller (Next Level Church)
Don't miss the Night of Worship on September 22 to kick off the conference!
Do you need a miracle? There are countless examples of miracles God performed in the Bible and we believe He still performs them today. Come to this special service with an expectant heart, knowing that your Heavenly Father loves you and wants to perform a miracle in your life!
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in the Thrive Youth Center. Free exclusive Red Cross T-Shirts and Cedar Point Tickets* while supplies last!
For additional information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: RESLIFECADILLAC).
*The Thrive Youth Ministry is taking a trip to Cedar Point in August. If you give blood and will not use the Cedar Point Ticket, please consider donating your ticket to send a student on the trip.
Based on Luke 5:4, Jesus is calling us to launch out deeper into the heart of God and deeper into the harvest fields. Even if it doesn’t make sense or the future looks scary and unknown, your obedience to Jesus to step out on the waves and trust Him, will bring in a big catch for the Kingdom of God!
Experience the presence of God in a tangible and life-changing way through incredible worship and powerful messages and small-group teachings! Not to mention the pre-conference spa activities*, prophetic prayer ministry**, gifts, and fun giveaways!
Conference Cost: FRIDAY & SATURDAY $45 | SATURDAY $35 | FRIDAY $25
*Spa activities are first-come-first-served from 1:30pm-3:15pm on Friday.
**Prophetic Prayer Ministry 4:00pm-5:00pm on Friday.
All Things Conference: Click here for additional information including a full conference schedule, guest speaker bios, and breakout session topics!
If you plan to register more than one person, you will need to register each person separately by name.
The youth ministry will be hosting activity nights throughout the summer, rotating between events for middle school and high school students.
June 5 - High School
June 12 - Middle School
June 19 - High School
July 10 - High School
July 17 - Middle School
July 31 - Middle School
August 7 - High School
For event specifics, please follow the Thrive Youth Ministry Facebook page.
Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with us on Easter!
Thrive Youth Ministry will be closed for the day. Teens are always welcome to attend service in the main sanctuary. Res Kids will be open for both services. Children will learn the Resurrection story and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt with opportunities to win great prizes!
Grab dinner with your family and support our teens at the same time! The Thrive Youth Ministry will be hosting a benefit night at Culver's. Students in grades 6-12 will be serving and Culver's will give a portion of all sales made from 5:00pm-8:00pm to the youth ministry.
Students in grades 6-12 who would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Ben Pearson or sign up in the Thrive Youth Room.
We are so excited to host SpringHill Day Camp again this summer!
February 17 is Tie-Dye Sunday and we are kicking off registration with major discount opportunities. Tie-Dye Sunday is an opportunity for your child to wear the tie-dye shirt they made at camp last year and save you tons of money! Stop by the table in the concourse on the 17th wearing your camp shirt and pay only $30 for registration. That is $159 off the current camp cost! If your child no longer has their shirt or has never attended SpringHill camp before, you may still register at the table on the 17th and pay only $40 per camper! Both are crazy good deals and will be the deepest discount we offer for camp this year.
Fish with us on Lake Mitchell! It is free-fishing-weekend, so there is no need for a license. You may bring your own gear if you have it, but it is not required. We will be entering the ice via a home on Lake Mitchell, so bathrooms will be available and chili for lunch. Bring your own snacks and beverages.
Meet at Res Life at 7:30am.
Doug Bergsma is the Lead Pastor of Resurrection Life Church in Rockford, Michigan.
The son of a Christian Reformed pastor, Doug grew up the oldest of eight children with God-fearing parents who instilled in him a deep knowledge of the Scriptures and a love for Christ. After some wild teen years filled with sports, motorcycles, and hitchhiking across the country, he decided to fully commit his life to Christ. He became very involved in starting and leading a large local youth ministry. During this time, Doug’s father left the Christian Reformed Church and started Maranatha Ministries in Grandville, Michigan. Doug became the worship leader for that church, and it was there that he started to build and develop his Bible teaching skills in life groups and church services. He then attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas.
At Christ for the Nations, he met Barb, who was the Assistant Dean of Women. He and Barb were married in 1976 and went on to have 5 children. In 1997, the whole family’s world was rocked with a fatal car accident which took the lives of both Barb and their youngest daughter, Joanna (as well as the family dog). Through this tragedy, God has used Doug to be an instrument of grace and a pillar of faith to those who have witnessed his response through this difficult time.
Doug continued to be steadfast in his faith, as he wrestled with the changes in his life. While navigating this new adventure, God led him to meet Caryn at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, MI. There are some hilarious stories about their courtship, but suffice it to say that he ultimately won the heart of Caryn. They were married in the year 2000. God blessed them with a miracle son, Carter, who was born in 2008.
So, where does all Doug’s excitement and passion come from? He would tell you it is his response to God’s amazing grace working in his life. Doug explains it this way: “He took me when I was worthless, just the way I was, and saved me. Then He transformed me and called me to the ministry of blessing others and teaching people how to walk in His grace. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing a person find the true purpose and destiny that God has for them and to begin to walk in it.” Doug has authored two books and is working on a third book that outlines some of his story and experiences, as well as deals with difficult areas where Christians struggle. Doug also speaks at conferences and ministers the Word of God in various area churches.
Ladies, we invite you to gather with friends in a place where you can be yourself and be welcomed with open arms. A place where you will be loved, encouraged, and filled with hope.
Enjoy a catered dinner, inspiring music & message, and gifts & giveaways in a beautiful Christmas atmosphere.
Tickets sales have ended for this event. Please check the Real Women Facebook page to see if anyone has a ticket available.
We ask that guests attending the event be 13 or older.
Grief Share: Surviving The Holidays is a one-time event for individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. In this class you will learn how to plan your holiday season, how to survive holiday parties, how to handle loneliness, and how you can gradually begin to enjoy the holiday season again.
This class is FREE and open to everyone in the community. There is no need to register.
The Real Women Ministry is hosting a sign-making party featuring designs from Life Expressions Decor!
$25 (per sign created) will give you a fun experience with friends and send you home with a quality home-decor sign handmade by YOU!
Choose your design(s) and register here.
Bill is a 1979 Graduate of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas and a 1981 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His ministry of evangelism has taken him around the world preaching evangelistic crusades, planting churches, and training leaders. He is the founder of Lifeline International, a ministry that has touched over 60 nations providing ministry, equipment, literature, finances and other forms of practical help to churches and ministries around the world.
Susan is enriched with many years of ministry experience both in the United States and abroad. Her teaching grace gives her an ability to share Biblical truth in a practical way. With much candor, Susan imparts skills helpful for being a "doer of the Word". She is a 1981 graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas. She is currently on staff as Ministry Coordinator at Christian Renewal Church on Hilton Head Island, SC. Her passion is in the area of leadership development and small group discipleship.
Bill and Susan have three grown children – Andrew, Nathan, and Loren.