This past Sunday while Kimmy and I went to Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI wile we were out there celebrating out 11 year anniversary. The Lead Pastor there is a man named Rob Bell and I would have to say that he is one of the best communicators in the Church today.
His church is not only impacting the community around them, but they are doing what they can to also effect the world around them. They have their 5th and 6th graders selling bottled water for $2 to help raise money to bring clean water to third world countries. That is cool! Then the Sr. High group was having a bake sale to help raise money for Burton Elementary to help them with funding field trips, buying gym equipment and basketball uniforms. I love how they are being so active and getting the students involved in that as well.
Rob started a new series called “Calling All Peacemakers” (that is a link to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes) and if the rest of the series is a good as the first, then it is going to be amazing and life changing! I recommend you getting it and listening to it.
The service was very unique. They had a short musical intro and then Rob got up with two other people and gave some announcements, then he went right into his message. At the end of his message they had a time of worship and communion. It was different, but was actually very powerful. No big deal was made out of communion, but it wasn’t necessary because the reverence could be felt all around. Very cool church and I look forward to the next time I can go check it out.