Who is Allegan Bible Church?

Allegan Bible Church is a non-denominational church part of the IFCA in South-West Michigan, striving to live out the biblical command to love God, each other and our neighbors well. This means worshipping and following Jesus Christ not only through our words, but also through the lives we lead. To find out more about our doctrine and system of beliefs, please click here or feel free to visit the IFCA website.

Our Team

  • Jon Gruss

    PASTOR

    Testimony

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  • Steve Wilson

    Worship Leader

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  • Courtney Johnson

    CHILDREN'S Ministries

    Director

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  • Jason Deweerd

    Youth Ministries

    Director

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  • Nick Blaha

    Missions Director

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  • Laurie Rinvelt

    Office Administrator

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His Mission

The mission of Allegan Bible Church is to glorify God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s mission and the mission of His Church are inseparably linked. If God’s mission is to be glorified through the reaching of the lost and the strengthening of the believer, the Church must orient its mission around the glory of God and seek to glorify Him through these two things also. That is why we seek to fulfill His mission through two things:

  • Reaching the lost
  • Strengthening the believer

Our vision is to be a church of grace-filled people, empowered for personal discipleship and gospel transformation, so that the Gospel is faithfully transferred from person to person and generation to generation. As Jesus Christ works in and through us to fulfill His mission and pursue this vision, we expect to see results.

Our Vision

The Method

The biblical preaching and teaching of God's Word is the backbone to our method. To dig deeper into His Word and cultivate fellowship among His people we meet in smaller groups. Seed Groups are an essential but new and still developing part of our church. They provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another. God has reconciled us not only to Himself but also to each other. This "each other" is called His Church. 

You're Invited!

The Gospel is ultimately about humanity being restored to God’s community. Only through practicing community will individuals grow fully in the grace and knowledge to be found in Jesus. Furthermore, it is through community that a fragmented world can best witness the power of the Gospel and the nature of God’s work. As a culture of confession, transformation, friendship, forgiveness, justice, power, and love springs up in the lives of normal people, those who don’t know Christ will be compelled to ask: "what is happening?"


We are excited that you're interested in knowing more about Christ and this local body of believers. Look around the site, check out our ministries, listen to a message, sign-up for a Seed Group, or jump in and serve with us. Regardless of how you get involved, we're glad you're here.


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