OUR INTENTIONAL DISCIPLE-MAKING PROCESS
What to Expect on Sunday
Manna is 100% committed to intentional disciple-making. So how does "Intentional Disciple-Making" make Manna different from every other church? Well, for one, our pastors dynamically teach verse-by-verse through entire books of the Bible. We may spend six moths to a year covering just one book of the Bible. This makes Manna a rare church among many in the Holland area. Most churches offer topical sermons that may last 20 to 30 minutes. At Manna, our teaching goes for 50 minutes or longer...but it only seems like 30 minutes...because it really is that good! Beginning in September, Manna will also offer a Wednesday night discipleship coaching program for people who find themselves in one of three stages of spiritual development: Discover, Develop, and Deploy. We are fully committed to helping every person self-assess their present stage of spiritual growth, and intentionally helping them to mature in their faith and love of Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior. This is how intentional disciple-making sets Manna apart from most every other church on the lake shore. While disciple-making can occur through random popular book and video studies as offered by most lake shore churches, Manna's leadership is called to coach every willing attendee, step-by-step, through the disciple-making process.
Like many churches today, Manna offers contemporary worship with a band, but we take great care to ensure that our focus is always on the Lord, and not upon the great musicians and vocalists on stage. We believe church should be real, never a show. So you will not find Manna to be entertaining. But you will find Manna to be spiritually enriching with worship that includes interactive prayer, testimonies, and real Christ-centered relationships (i.e., There is no mask-wearing permitted at Manna).
Manna is also a multi-racial and a multi-socio-economic relational community. Manna is a true urban church where the blessed and the homeless worship side-by-side and support one another in Christ. While intentional discipleship is one of our highest values, Manna is also committed to be a community of grace; called to be an expression of Christ love into a broken world. The Manna-mix of people is unlike most churches in the lake shore area.
Nursery is provided. Children's ministry will begin in September of 2017. We trust that you will find Manna to be a solid Bible-teaching church home for every member of your family. Nursery is temporarily held in out tan building, @ 230 Central Ave.
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Pastor Dave Guerrin is the founding pastor of Manna Church. Dave's background is Presbyterian. His Masters of Divinity degree is from Trinity Divinity School in Chicago. Dave teaches verse-by-verse through entire books of the Bible with a passion and excitement that has been born out of his own spiritual struggles. If you really want to know what the Bible teaches, Manna is for you. To listen to some of Dave's latest teachings, CLICK HERE.
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