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.



The Leadership Collective

Sunday mornings
This class will begin again 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
Meets weekly September – April
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.

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

Apples of Gold will be offered again in the Fall 2018
Watch for more details to come
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.)

If you would be interested in being part of an Apples of Gold group or if you have an interest in being a mentor contact Lori at

Limited to 12 participants.

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