Our Grand Rapids Leadership Team: Clare De Graaf, Brian Gettel, Bob Sprotte, Brian Sikma, Tim Vanderploeg, David Eggerichs, Joel Robertson, Nathan Vanderploeg
Our Mission: To present Jesus through real life relationships and vulnerable testimonies that encourage men to trust their life matters to God.
Our two highest values are loving God and loving others, particularly our “brothers” in NCS. We figure if we can do these things well, we’ll attract others like magnets! We know men in the marketplace don’t make deep and lasting relationships very easily – especially with other men. So, we’re about nourishing authenticity and transparency by talking openly about common issues we face; executive loneliness, the unintended consequences of “success”, stress, the pursuit of wealth and toys, the challenges of marriage and fathering, addictions, personal struggles and the pain of past hurts and failures. Real life stuff!
We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m. at “The Roc,” Rockford Construction, 601 First St NW in Grand Rapids. The first 10 minutes we’ll get to know each other. Following that, a speaker will share their story. The last 20 minutes we’ll be discussing the topic of the day around your table. No one will make you or your guest talk, pray or ask embarrassing questions. This is a safe place to dialogue on the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but never felt you could. You’re safe here!
There’s no cost for attending our morning meetings. We have a leadership team who’ve taken care of that. If you give us your contact information, we’ll send you an e-reminder of the next meeting, the topic and the leader. You can opt out anytime from this email and if you choose not to attend any more meetings – no salesman will call!
We, the Leadership team are serious about being followers of Jesus. And, we think the Bible presents a worldview that helps us make sense of this life, and you’ll get that if you hang around us long enough. But, if you’re just “kicking tires” spiritually, you’ll feel no pressure from us. We’re here to help you on whatever life’s journey you’re on.