You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Our Core

North Holland Reformed Church is a growing and multi-generational congregation located on Holland, Michigan’s north side. With a history dating back almost to the original settlement of Holland, the stories of our past are an important part of who we are today!

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Over 163 years of faithful ministry and North Holland's core convictions are still the same: sharing the love of Jesus through

Hospitality
Youth
Mission

Hospitality is a central piece of our vision statement. In addition to welcoming people on Sunday mornings, we host events like the Harvest Feast, Summer Community Nights, the PineWood Derby, and much more. We love our Youth and want them to know that they aren't just the future of the church, they're the church right now! We take seriously that we are contributors to God's Mission, both near and far.

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Hospitality

Hospitality is
a central piece of
our vision statement.
 

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Youth

We love our Youth and want them to know that they aren't just the future of the church, they're the church right now!

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Mission

We take seriously
that we are contributors
to God's Mission,
both near and far.

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Reach Out

Why are we doing this?
Why now?
How are we going to do this?
Who is this for?

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The Problem

We celebrate that God has been at work at North Holland in the past, and that God is doing great things among us today. That's why we need to consider what's next for our facility.

Though we are a people of Hospitality, our space is not easily accessible to those with physical limitations. We do not have a clearly marked entrance, and our fellowship hall is difficult to find. So many people are coming to our events that we're over capacity. When we host a meal, the line stretches out the door. Rainy weather leaves us without a back-up plan. On Sundays, our Narthex is overcrowded.

Our Youth share the chapel space with consistory and other adult meeting spaces. They don't have a “dodgeball proof” place to call their own.

We use our kitchen for Mission opportunities like raising money with pigs or baking pies for the fair, but soon the kitchen won't be able to pass state inspections.

We need to consider the possibility that our space is limiting our ability to continue Reaching Out to the community in the ways that we believe are most central to who we are.

The Plan

The project is structured in three phases.

Phase 1 includes a clear entrance and improved accessibility,
as well as a larger fellowship space, new kitchen, and accessible bathrooms.

Phase 2 is a gym-sized area for hosting church and community events.

Phase 3 is a renovation and expansion of the office space.

Building Phases

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Reach Out Campaign?

It's an opportunity for us to consider what it looks like to give sacrificially for continued ministry with a larger fellowship space, a clear entrance, and improved handicap accessibility. But this campaign isn't just about the money.

It's about the spiritual journey. Our hope is that through this time, we would all grow to become more faithful followers of Jesus.


Why expand?

God has blessed us with new faces in our church family and new opportunities to Reach Out to the community. Our current space is inhibiting our ability to fulfill our mission – intentionally sharing the love of Jesus. Let's not let our space limit our ministry! Imagine how God might continue to use us when our space has more capacity.


How much is needed for the project?

$1.9M is the amount needed for Phase 1. $840,000 is needed in order for the project to be brought back to the congregation for approval to proceed with breaking ground.


What am I being asked to commit?

All who call North Holland Reformed Church home will be asked to make a pledge for the next 24 months. This pledge is a financial commitment over and above the normal tithes and offerings to the church. These offerings can be given weekly, monthly, or quarterly over the 24-month period beginning with our “First Fruits Offering” on Commitment Sunday, November 6.


Will my commitment be made public?

No. Your individual commitment with remain completely confidential.


Will I have an opportunity to revise my commitment?

Yes. You may revise your commitment, either up or down, at any time during the 24 month period by contacting the church office.


When will the collection of Reach Out Campaign offerings begin and end?

"First Fruits" offerings will be collected on Nov. 6th, 2016 along with commitment cards representing additional funds committed over the next 24 months. You give/designate gifts fulfilling your commitment cards (or spontaneous gifts) at any time over the 24 month period.


What are our current debt obligations?

North Holland Reformed Church is currently debt free.


How long for construction?

Phase 1 would be a 7-9 month project. If all phases were to kick off at the same time, the project would take 14-16 months.

Still more questions?


Please contact us if you have additional thoughts or questions!

(616) 399-1578