If you have been regularly attending Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church and are thinking of making us your church home, we invite you to learn more about us and what is involved in becoming a member (the class does not obligate you to become a member).
This class will take place over two evenings during our Wednesday night children’s programming. There will be homework after the first class that will need to be completed before the next class. The nursery will be available for children 36 months and under. Older children are encouraged to take part in Kidz ROC those evenings.
The class encompasses two parts:
Introduction to GREFC
In the class you will learn:
~The background of the Evangelical Free Church of America and the Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church in Minnesota
~The church’s doctrinal beliefs
~The church’s constitution and bylaws
Membership: Discover, Connect, Serve
The class offers a SHAPE profile which is a series of assessments that will help you determine how God uniquely made you to serve Him and others. These assessments include:
~Spiritual Gifts: a survey to help determine the spiritual gifts God has given you to benefit the body of believers
~Heart: assessment of your passions, including your role (what you like to do), people (who you like to help), and causes (what you would like to see changed
~Abilities: the natural talents and skills you were born with
~Personality: the Myers/Briggs inventory is used to determine four dimensions of your personality that will determine how and where you will use your spiritual gifts and abilities
~Experiences: assess how your past experiences have grown you into who you are today through past ministry, work, educational, spiritual and painful experiences.
After The Class
After completing the class, those wishing to pursue membership will be given an application to complete. The Elder Board will review the application and schedule a time for an informal interview. The interview process allows you to explain how you became a follower of Jesus in your own words and gives you and the board a chance to ask questions. We encourage husbands and wives to complete the interview together.
Nursery will be available for babies through 36 months.
Welcome. We’re so glad you’re here. We are a Christian church in Grand Rapids, MN. Everyone here is like you. We have joy, we have fears that keep us up at night, we experience pain, we face challenges, and we’re all searching for love. We don’t have all the answers. But we do know someone who has the answers we’re all seeking and we do know how our story ends. If you would like that for yourself, then walk through this site and learn more about us. Thanks for visiting and we hope you come back often.
Living On Mission
1 Peter 2:9 through 3:16 talks about living in a hostile world and living your daily lives as though you are missionaries in a foreign land. That is the basis for our community groups.