About Servan't Community Church
Two years ago our church began work with The Churches Learning Change Network, seeking a path to redefine how we do church in our specific space and time. During these quarantine months, our staff and leadership spent time in prayer, reflection, and dialogue around how to move towards where we sense God's calling. In doing this, we have rewritten job descriptions, our budget, and our staffing hours. Though change is sometimes hard and scary, in our community it has also come with affirmation and encouragement that we are on the right road.
We are a small church community on the west side of Grand Rapids. Our church was brought into being in 1981 in the building at 53 Deloney SW formerly used by Ninth Reformed Church. On a typical Sunday morning about 90-100 of us gather for 10:00 worship, including about 30-35 children in their age-based worship experiences. Our worship services invite people to “come as you are,” and are very informal. We strive to reflect the neighborhood in which we live, including members who are of various ethnic, economic, vocational, and social backgrounds, although we acknowledge that we still have progress to make in this area. We seek to welcome all people with the sincere message, “You belong!” We are truly a community church, connecting with many people in our neighborhood who may attend other churches or none at all. Every Wednesday at 5:30pm we and many of our neighbors gather at Servant’s Church for a free community dinner, where another 50-70 individuals are regularly involved in addition to many of our Sunday morning folks. This and other activities continue to build our connections with our community and are possible in part because of our strong reliance on partnerships with other churches and individuals outside of our congregation.
Our Mission: Loving God. Loving people. Making disciples.
Our Vision: Servant’s Community Church envisions a community of transformation, seeking Christ’s Kingdom, loving God and loving neighbor.
Compelled by the Gospel
Diversity and unity – in Christ
Sharing life together
Everyone is gifted and called to serve