Some time ago, I wrote a blog about choosing a church home. That process is a daunting one in Grand Rapids as there are no less than a dozen CRC churches within about a three mile radius of our home. What’s a family to do?
Well, we felt like it was important for the kids that we find a church home before all of the educational activities got under way. This goal put us on a bit of a time crunch, but we were OK with that. Sometimes to many choices can be paralyzing causing the inevitable to be delayed.
Anyway, we settled on Seymour CRC. The congregation has a good range of age groups, a wonderful pastor, and good programs for the kids. Both the older two are in Sunday School, Cadets, and GEMS. Jessica is singing in the choir, and I’m still determining what I’m going to get involved in.
The congregation has around 400 members or so and they’ve been very friendly and welcoming. We are hoping to get involved in some sort of small group Bible study soon. We’ve really missed our group that we had in Sioux Center and are looking forward to getting involved with one here.
The pastor at Seymour, Phil De Jonge, has agreed to be my vocational mentor which I’m very pleased about. He has a great demeanor and will be a great role model for me. I’m really looking forward to learning from and with him.
So slowly but surely we are feeling more and more at home here. We hope we continue to build relationships in our new church home. We will continue to pray that those relationships will be fostered and developed during our time at Seymour. We want to be blessed and be a blessing.