Young Adults

Who counts as a “Young Adult”?  We are pretty forgiving here: anyone 18 – 40ish, single or married, with or without kids.  After all, the intent of Christ Memorial’s “Young Adult” groups is not age-segregation but rather a purposeful invitation for engagement.  Young adults are certainly welcome and encouraged to participate in any “adult” classes or groups offered elsewhere in this booklet, but the following options are included specifically to make room for this age segment at Christ Memorial too.

Looking for a community of people to do life with as you grow in thinking, loving, serving, and living like Jesus? Contact our Connections Coordinator Lynn White at or 616.796.3362.

To register for one or our groups or classes contact Lori at or 616.796.3361.




Life Is ___________

Sunday mornings (9:00 – 10:00 AM)
Meets January 7 – February 11  (6 sessions)
Facilitators:  Jon & Patti Mulder
Room 162 / 163

How would you fill in the blank?  Our hearts and our world may be quick to offer a grand variety of possibilities.  But what does God and God’s Word say about it? And what if God’s answer makes all the difference?  Whether you are brand new to the Christian faith or if you have been walking the Christian way for quite some time now, this DVD study is sure to kick-start some fresh thinking in your life with God.  Invite a friend and start Sunday off right with good company and good conversation moving toward living the good life.  Optional Materials: Study Guide –  $7.00; Book – $10.00; Devotional – $3.00.  This class is geared specifically for young adults.

Child Care is available for infants and toddlers and Children’s Ministry opportunities exist for children while parent or guardian attends this study.

The Leadership Collective

Sunday mornings
This class has been postponed and will reconvene in September 2018.
Contacts:  Ryan & Kerri DeVries, Randy & Tami Rua, Rich & Diane Sinclair

Everyone is a leader somewhere – with family, at work, in the neighborhood, etc. When people gather, the question is not if leadership will happen but rather who and how and why.  What would it look like if some of West Michigan’s most influential leaders were to share their wisdom as a way of “passing the baton” from one generation to the next?  Come and hear the stories of success and failure – and lessons learned throughout – from our “faculty” speakers.  The class will follow a two-week format – the first week being a presentation from the speaker and the second week being more interactive and conversational through Q & A.  Each week and each speaker will be a new adventure – come join the community and the conversation.



People of Purpose

Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
Begins January 10 ▪ Just show up!
Meeting weekly through March
Contacts:  Andy & Katie Prins
Room 167

This is a continuously open group of young adults and young parents committed to laughing often, loving well, and to thinking “Christianly” about life in God’s world. This group is always welcoming to new people and meets on Wednesday nights when children’s programming is available.

Beginning on January 10, this group will be viewing and discussing Ray VanderLaan’s DVD, The Mission of Jesus. The material is rich and engaging, as will be the community and the small group discussions that take place each week.  Bring your Bible!

Child Care is available for infants and toddlers and Children’s Ministry opportunities exist for children while parent or guardian attends this study.

Apples of Gold

Thursday evenings (6:00 – 9:00 PM)
Meets January 11 – February 22 (7 weeks)
Contact: Mary Deur
Meets off-site in a mentor’s home

Apples of Gold is more than a women’s Bible study.  As you meet weekly, mature women mentor younger married women through:

  1. Topical Bible studies based on Titus 2:3-5
  2. Cooking demonstrations and the sharing of a meal
  3. Encouragement to be the woman God created you to be

Join other women in the Apples of Gold nurturing program and you’ll be blessed as you grow together in your love for God, your family, and others. (Participant cost: $15.00 (includes book and recipe binder).  If needed, scholarships are available; contact Lori at

Limited to 12 participants.

Christ Memorial Church