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Whether you are new to the area, just passing through or in need of a new church home... we welcome you to join us each Sunday at 9:00 am or
Monday night at 7:00 pm.

We are located in Fruitport Township, just minutes from the Lakes Mall area. Click here to contact us.

Bible Based

We believe that the Bible is fully sufficient, clearly teaching people all they need to know to get to heaven. It makes them “wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15), and it equips them for “every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).

Our Family

We pray you feel a part of our church family from your very first visit!

Our family consists of a growing representation of our area - from young and established familes to single and retired members.

We look forward to meeting you soon!



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  • These are my five ways to cultivate a mission heart in children. 1. Build awareness: When I was a young child (think three years old), I thought that everyone knew and believed in Jesus. As I grew older, the reality that a kind neighbor, relative, or friend in my small world didn’t believe was heart boggling. What […]

  • It seems that we live in fear of quietness. Not only do we as a culture shy away from it, but we don’t particularly like it when our children grow quiet. I would encourage you to embrace the quietness. One of the benefits to homeschooling for six years was that I was able to easily […]

  • One of the greatest skills of parenting is communicating with our children. Truly hearing them, reflecting their words, giving them an understanding that their thoughts and feelings are heard and acknowledged. Don’t we all want people like this in our lives? What a wonderful demonstration of love to be fully present with another person in […]

Questions & Answers

  • I am sorry to hear about your family’s attitudes toward worshiping God in church. Let me put your question and situation in scriptural context. The new self of a Christian readily agrees with King David, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD’” (Psalm 122:1). Our new self loves God’s word, desires to hear God’s word, longs for opportunities to worship God in church and seeks to praise God in everyday living (1 Corinthians 10:31). On the other hand, the old self, the sinful nature, of a Christian hates God’s word, wants nothing to do with worshiping God in church and desires to live only for self (Galatians 5:17). If people who profess Christian faith express ideas that are contrary to God’s word, it is their old self, not the new self, that is responsible for those ideas. So, what does God’s word say about worshiping him? The Bible stresses the importance of gathering for worship with fellow believers (Hebrews 10:25). Jesus promises his gracious presence to those assembled for worship (Matthew 18:20). Jesus explained how his followers hear his word and continue in it (John 8:31, 47). Worship services provide opportunities for the message of Christ to dwell among us richly (Colossians 3:16). Worship services provide opportunities for God’s people to receive the Lord’s Supper. Through the Lord’s Supper, God offers and gives forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. God’s will is that we are guests of his Supper often (1 Corinthians 11:25-26). When we worship God in church, we are engaged in the important work of acknowledging him before others (Matthew 10:32; Luke 12:8). Worship services provide opportunities for God to nurture and strengthen faith through his gospel in word and sacrament (Romans 1:16). You can remind your family of these truths. You can also remind them that the use of God’s word in worship services will provide ongoing “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). One wonders how regularly that happens apart from worshiping with fellow believers. I encourage you to be an example for your family in your own church attendance and personal devotional life. Let them see godliness in action. Keep praying that God will change their attitudes and actions. God bless you and your family.

  • There is no mistranslation involved in the Sixth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer. “Lead us not into temptation” is an accurate translation of the Greek. The verb can mean “lead, bring in or carry in.” The challenge can be answering the question: “What does this mean?” I cannot improve on Martin Luther’s answer to that question in his Small Catechism: “God surely tempts no one to sin, but we pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us, so that the devil, the world, and our flesh may not deceive us or lead us into false belief, despair, and other great and shameful sins; and though we are tempted by them, we pray that we may overcome and win the victory.” Luther offered similar thoughts in his Large Catechism: “This, then is leading us not into temptation, to wit, when He gives us power and strength to resist, the temptation, however, not being taken away or removed. For while we live in the flesh and have the devil about us, no one can escape temptation and allurements; and it cannot be otherwise than that we must endure trials, yea, be engulfed in them; but we pray for this, that we may not fall and be drowned in them.” Luther’s thoughts point to James 1:13-15: “When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” Scripture clearly teaches that God does not tempt anyone to sin. Scripture plainly identifies Satan as “the tempter” (Matthew 4:3). When we use the prayer Jesus taught us, we do what he first told his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation” (Mark 14:38). As we let “Scripture interpret Scripture,” we understand what “Lead us not into temptation” means and does not mean. That approach to biblical interpretation helps us understand other Bible passages that, on the surface, can be confusing.