Making Passionate Followers of Jesus

When you get right down to it EverGreen Ministries is all about making passionate followers of Jesus. We are devoted to showing God’s love to our neighbors both here and around the world. We strive to live genuine lives before God, others, and the world around us. We make ourselves open to being healed of our addictions, hurts, and destructive habits and walk beside others in this process too. We believe that to become a passionate follower of Jesus, we all need to be devoted to studying and living out the Scriptures while also becoming a person of prayer.

Why We Exist

Creating a vibrant community of passionate followers of Jesus living for God’s renown.

Foundations

Text/Scripture (primary)

Reformed Theology (secondary) CRCNA

Creeds & Confessions (secondary)
The Apostles’ Creed – Read it
The Nicene Creed – Read it
The Heidelberg Catechism – Read it
Our World Belongs to God – Read It

Core Values

Innovation
Experimentation, Permission to fail, Think outside the box, Continuous improvement

Outward Focus
People, Partnerships, Churches, World

Acceptance
Love people, Grace given, Change expected, Truth telling

Recovery
We are broken. God calls us to healing and wholeness. In his power, we allow God to heal our relationships, remove our addictions and redeem our pain.

Aspirational Values

Discipleship

Leadership

Sense of Urgency

Beauty

Permission to Participate Values

Respect Others

Respect Leadership

How will we succeed?

Strategic Anchors

We provide high quality, life changing, resource-wise opportunities for life change

We are Biblically and theologically friendly

We participate in God’s mission in line with our Spirit given strengths

3 Critical Practices

For the sake of the glory of God and for the sake of the world, there is nothing more important than the church being seen as a nd being a vibrant community of passionate followers in the world that lives for God’s renown. To grow, we have 3 Critical Practices: WORSHIP, STORY, COMMUNITY

WORSHIP – WE PURSUE WHOLE LIFE WORSHIP
We worship communally every week & live out our kingdom calling daily.

STORY – WE LOVE, KNOW, LIVE AND SPEAK GOD’S ONE TRUE STORY
We join with the community in reading the Bible

COMMUNITY – WE PARTICIPATE IN AND BUILD A VIBRANT COMMUNITY
We are part of a group that grows people in faith.

Our Journey

God has blessed EverGreen Ministries in a variety of ways throughout the years, allowing her to become a place of worship, healing, acceptance, self acceptance, and love for many. From her humble beginning up to present day, she continues to grow and reach out to the world around to bring love, hope, and acceptance to the community. Since the beginning of her journey, the things that remain important to EverGreen are acceptance for all no matter what the circumstances, innovation in worship, and an outward focus.

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Staff

Brittany Breuker

Birth-2nd Grade Kids Ministry Director

Wally Brower

Custodian

Larry Doornbos

Lead Pastor & Director of Small Groups

Deb Hibbard

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Music & Productions

Jerry Jacques

Small Group Coach

Tom Kragt

Pastor of Recovery

David Kremers

Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries & Recovery Ministries

Adam Locker

Director of Operations & Worship

Tiffany Louzon

Special Needs Ministry Coordinator

Laura Male

Director of Youth 9th-12th Grade

Holly Van Laar

Communications Coordinator

Jason Vermeulen

Pastor of Congregational Life and Small Groups

Chris Vredevoogd

Kids Hope Director & Director of Youth 3rd-6th Grade

Dan Westveer

Director of Youth 7th and 8th grade