February 24-25, 2017

Get Real 2017

Get Real 2017 - a 2-day conference for women ages 12-92, with worship, keynote addresses and breakout sessions encouraging women to experience the real life Jesus paid for: real love, real freedom, real healing . . . If you’re female age 12 or older, and you’re tired of the fake and the superficial, if you’re exhausted from trying to “do everything better,” if you’re wondering whether there IS such a thing as real love, Maybe even wondering if God is real, Or if you just need some encouragement, some girl time, some fresh perspective into who you are IN CHRIST, join us for the Get Real women’s event right here at Community. Friday night and Sat morning, we’re going to hear from inspiring national and local speakers, ordinary women with an extraordinary God living in them.

March 4, 2017

Habitat for Humanity

Saturday, March 4 from 8 am to 12 noon Community will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to effectively respond to the housing challenges in our community and to meet the basic needs of safe, decent, affordable housing. We are looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, March 4, from 8 am - noon. No experience necessary. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Sign up in the Commons or by contacting Kevin DeRoo.

June 12-14, 2017

Jesus in His Context

For the words of Scripture to be transformational, they need to be heard and understood as the biblical writers intended them to be. The Bible writers conveyed precise meanings through their words, idioms, sites, names and images used. They assumed their audience would know what they were describing, together with its intended meaning. To more fully appreciate that meaning, a passage’s context needs to be restored in order to (re)discover the transformational impact originally intended by the Holy Spirit. Visit the Institute of Biblical Context website for additional information.


  • Dr. Gary Burge, Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School, author of numerous books on topics of biblical context.

  • Rev. Brad Gray, “Walking the Text Ministries,” author of “Make Your Mark,” study program leader to Israel and Turkey, attended Jerusalem University College (JUC).

  • Doug Greenwold, Preserving Bible Times, author of nine books on biblical context, study program leader to Israel and Italy (Roman World).

  • Dr. Cyndi Parker, Professor at Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, PA), Adjunct Professor for Bible Intensives, Jerusalem University College.

  • Rev. Dr. Chad Pierce, Ph.D. from the University of Durham specializing in early Judaism, pastor who leads study programs in Israel. Attended JUC.

  • Stacey Post, Campus Ministry Grand Valley State University, Conference Worship Leader, attended Jerusalem University College.