House Churches

Smaller communities of belonging where we practice living out the way of Jesus together. Sharing life, meals and stories – supporting and praying for one another – and blessing neighborhood and world. House Churches are designed, in part, to help a big church feel small. While we can’t promise that you’ll meet your “people”, we hope you find some who say “me too” and people who you can journey with for a season. 

2019-2020 HOUSE CHURCHES


BROCK HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on Saturdays
TIME: 1st monthly gathering @ 9:30am, 2nd monthly gathering @ 6pm
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Grandville
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS:  Nick + Kristina
BIO: Kristina and I aim to provide a warm, hospitable, and affirming environment for everyone to practice the art of contemplative prayer. Through the use of Lectio Divina, the Examen, the Jesus Prayer, Imaginative Prayer, and Centering Prayer, we hope to provide space for listening, reflecting, and discerning the Red Letter Words of Jesus. Moreover, we wish to cultivate spiritual formation through intentionality, friendship, and food.

 


WHAITE HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on weekends – open to nights that work best for the group
TIME:  Evenings
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Kentwood
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS:  John + Bonnie
BIO: We moved here 2 1/2 years ago from the Davison/Flint area to be closer to our 2 daughters and their families. We are retired from nursing [Bonnie] and engineering [John]. We have missed being part of a small group/house church since we moved to Grand Rapids. We’re hoping there are other couples who are retired or have grown children who would like to share a meal, have some fun, grow in faith together by studying/reflecting on Christian issues in this stage of life, and supporting each other in prayer.

 


AUDU HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on Sundays
TIME: 5-7pm
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Grand Rapids
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS: Clement + Lola 
BIO: We are Clement and Lola Audu. We have two adult sons and have lived in West Michigan since the late 80’s. We originally came to Michigan from Nigeria for college and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. We have lived and worked in diverse settings and are interested in understanding how culture enables us to influence our world for Christ. We love Jesus and want to live a life where his kingdom is increasingly manifested. We are open to connecting with all ages and the experience of living in vital community with each other.

 


KREGEL HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on Thursdays
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Grand Rapids
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS:  Tyler + Shelby
BIO: We are the Kregels. We love the outdoors, art, good food/wine and great conversation. We are big fans of travel and love learning new perspectives and cultures. We have a 3 year old and a newborn! We have a deep passion for rich community and for gathering with others. We’re looking forward to finding some others to do life with and to learn about our faith journeys together.

 


PERKINS + SCHWARTZ HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on Wednesdays
TIME: 6-7:30pm
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Grand Rapids
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADER[S]:  Deborah + Chris
BIO: I am a seasoned, yet ever maturing follower of Christ! I have the privilege of being mother to nine amazing adult children, grandma to almost 16 grandchildren, and married for 43 years to the same man! I’m so excited to see what lies ahead for our Mars’ family, and am especially eager to share more of the contemplative practices and mystical aspect of our faith I studied as part of our first Formation School endeavor. Since raising our rather large crew, I have volunteered with the Kent Co. Jail as a woman’s chaplain, volunteered at HQ and with Hospice, am involved with teaching in the preschool at Mars, and currently work at Grand Rapids Community College as a professional tutor. For me, there is no greater joy than encouraging others to fully realize and grasp hold of the life for which God lovingly created them.

BIO: I’m trying to engage and build community in Mars Hill and beyond. Beyond this I attempt to be active outside as much as possible, raising two kids, and continually being in awe and learning. I have been working to practice the Partners Relief slogan “To Love is to Act” in my daily life and spiritual formation.

 

 

 


ANIBLE HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly on Tuesdays
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION:  Group Leaders Home, Grand Rapids
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS: Craig + Jennifer
BIO: Hi! We are Craig and Jennifer Anible. We have two daughters age 14 and 11, one dog, and one cat and we live in Eastown. We have attended Mars Hill basically since November of 2000 and have been house church leaders in the past. We’d love to focus on Bible study and spiritual practices, intentional community based on authenticity and grace as well as close geographic proximity so that we can easily support each other in daily life, and commitment to attending Mars Hill and meeting on our agreed upon dates.

 


GINGERICH HOUSE CHURCH
DATES:  Bi-weekly Sunday, beginning September 29
TIME: 5:30pm
LOCATION: Group Leaders Home, Ada
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS: Trevor + Rebecca
BIO: Hello! We are Trevor and Rebecca Gingerich. We live in the Ada area with our three kids, [Ruth 6, Sam 3, Audrey 3 months] and would love to build a small community of other Mars Hill members on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids. We live in an old farmhouse with a big yard and enjoy spending time outside. We find joy in welcoming people into our home to share a meal and conversation. Our prayer is to find time for spiritual growth amidst busy schedules and to find the support of other Christ followers to get through the challenges of everyday life.


NIENHUIS HOUSE CHURCH
DATES: 2nd + 4th Tuesday
TIME: 6-8:30pm
LOCATION: Group Leader’s Homes, Holland
EMAIL TO GET CONNECTED

GROUP LEADERS:  Jerry + Cheryl
BIO: We have been house church leaders for several years at Mars. Jerry is currently still employed as a realtor/developer in Holland and not ready to retire quite yet. We hope to add more couples to our Lakeshore group that are over 50, have a desire to grow together spiritually, support each other in prayer, enjoy food/wine together and have fun!  We’re currently watching and discussing Brad Gray’s podcasts.