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  • May18Fri

    Jesus Prays for Us

    May 18, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Last Sunday we reflected on what is sometimes known as the other Lord’s prayer, the prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17, the night before his crucifixion. Unlike the Lord’s prayer of Matthew 6 which teaches us how to pray; this passage shows Jesus himself in prayer.

  • Apr17Tue

    For You are With Me

    April 17, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
    Last Sunday I led the service in Chatham Grace CR Church.  Featured in the service was their boy’s club: it was Cadet Sunday. 
  • Apr6Fri

    The World and Our Calling

    Lecture at Redeemer University April 6, 2018
    This past Wednesday evening (April 4, 2018) I was able to attend the annual WORLD AND OUR CALLING lecture at Redeemer University-College given by Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.  
  • Book Study

    March 6, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
    This past Tuesday I hosted another book study at Bethel Church for colleagues of Classis Chatham. We read and studied together the book Stations of the Heart (2013) (subtitled Parting with a Son) by Richard Lischer.
  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

    Extravagant Generosity February 9, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

       Fruitful living is joy-filled, abundant living in Christ.  When we are overtaken by the generosity of Jesus, our expressions of generosity towards others overflow beyond measure; then “the floodgates of heaven” are thrown open and so much blessing is poured out “there will not be room enough to store...

  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

    Risk-taking Mission and Service February 2, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Here for the next few weeks we are revisiting the phrases displayed in our fellowship hall: THE FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL CONGREGATIONS, based on materials by Robert Schnase.

    Practice #4 - Risk-taking Mission and Service

    Our comfortable North American lifestyle and mindset sets us up to often ignore, dismiss, minimize, and rationalize away the...

  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

    Intentional Faith Development January 26, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
    Here for the next several weeks we are revisiting the phrases displayed in our fellowship hall: THE FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL CONGREGATIONS based on materials by Robert Schnase.
  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

    Passionate Worship January 19, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink
    Here for the next few weeks we are revisiting the phrases displayed in our fellowship hall: THE FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL LIVING, based on materials by Robert Schnase.
  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

    Radical Hospitality January 12, 2018 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    Here for the next several weeks we will consider again the phrases displayed in our fellowship hall: THE FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL LIVING, based on materials by Robert Schnase.

      Practice #1: “Radical Hospitality” 

    Everyone likes to be considered a hospitable person and every church likes to be considered a hospitable...

  • Dec14Thu

    Servants & Fools, Alpha & Advent

    December 14, 2017 Pastor Eric Groot-Nibbelink

    In late November, I hosted another book study at Bethel Church with the pastors of Classis Chatham (our denominational region).