Missions at Frontline
Missions at Frontline
At Frontline Community Church, we believe that as the Church, we are all missionaries and as God’s people, we are all called to take part in His mission to restore and redeem the lives of the people placed in our path. In fact, we believe that each of us are already sent to the very places God has us. Our neighborhoods. Our schools. Our work. Our city. We were made to walk alongside and help change the lives of others. From the moment we accept Jesus, we are called to represent the Kingdom here, near, and far. Whether oversees or in our backyard, we are created to change the world. But God did not call us to be world changers alone. As the Church, we are a community, a tribe, and family of believers, all part of the same eternal mission, regardless of age, gender, race, or income. We were all created to be part of God’s great mission together.
As a church, we want to help you and your family discover and fully live out the mission God has entrusted you with now and where He may be sending you next.
giving ourselves away | SUPPORT MISSIONS AT FRONTLINE
Giving Ourselves Away is the way in which we fund all the missional endeavors of Frontline. Learn more about Giving Ourselves Away and give now by following the link below.
A Zero Community is group of people who actively live out God’s mission for "Zeros" together. Functioning as an extended family, they demonstrate the Gospel to specific people groups through relationships, service, and a message of reconciliation.
DEFINING TRAITS OF A ZERO COMMUNITY
MISSIONAL FOCUS OF A ZERO COMMUNITY
Each Zero community has a missional focus. This is an essential element to a missional community.
WHO, not WHAT: A missional focus needs to be on people, not programs. We need to ask WHO we are called to serve and engage, not the things.
Person(s) of Peace: Community member who will help us reach our WHO. (Luke 10:6)
Real Needs: The tangible needs of our WHO.
Where: The geographic location of our WHO.
How: The ways in which we will serve our WHO.
Are you interested in being part of launching Zero Communities at Frontline? Contact Jesse at email@example.com to get more information
One of the central pillars of Frontline church is knowing that we have all been sent by God to our community to serve those around us. Every 5th Sunday, we as a church put that vision into action through what we call Sent Events.
Sent Events are regular and spontaneous events in which we are sent out of our building and into our community to serve with a Christ-centered message. We hope to find ways to meet real needs and more importantly, develop life-to-life relationships with those in our community.
Homebase Programs include everything we do within the walls of Frontline that have an intentionally outward focus. While these programs exist within our base of operations, they are missional in purpose and function and propel our missional vision forward.
missions café | FRONTLINE LOBBY
With each cup of fair-trade coffee that you purchase at Frontline’s Mission Café, we are able to further fund the missional endeavors of Frontline. Every cent we bring in is directly put back into Giving Ourselves Away. Learn more about Giving Ourselves Away here.
essentials store | FRONTLINE CHURCH
What used to be called our hygiene pantry, the Essentials store has become a fully sustainable and greatly expanded storefront on the West side of our building. For a small annual membership fee, we are able to provide community members with many different kinds of home goods, such as hygiene items, diapers, cleaning supplies, and paper supplies. Many if our products are supplied by our in-house partner, the Storehouse.
Essentials store hours:
teacher's resource store | FRONTLINE CHURCH
In addition to our Essentials store, our storefront also provides resources to the teachers of Northview schools. Our goal is that this center can expand to include even more school districts within the greater Grand Rapids area and across West Michigan.
Teacher's Resource Store is by appointment only.
kids on mission | FRONTLINE CHURCH
We strive to teach kids how to be missionally minded from a very early age. Once a month, we dedicate an entire Sunday in the Block to helping kids engage in missions, both locally and globally. We use "Kids On Mission" curriculum with resources that help your children understand God’s heart for the nations and their role in missions now!
Our City Partners are our strategic partnerships with organizations and ministries that specifically target the tangible and spiritual needs of people groups within the greater Grand Rapids area.
the storehouse | FRONTLINE CHURCH
The StoreHouse of Community Resources exists to provide a collaborative space where individuals and organizations can be connected to fulfill their purpose.The Storehouse is operated within our building where it houses the WareHouse, which is a distribution center that receives all kinds of products from World Vision for the purpose of providing non-profit partners with ability to empower the people they serve. It also provides home hygiene and essentials products through the Essentials store and teacher's resources through the Teacher's Resource Store.
There are some great opportunities to get involved with the StoreHouse. Click below to learn more about these opportunities.
hand2hand ministries | FRONTLINE CHURCH
There are many children right in our own backyard who do not get adequate nutrition, especially on the weekends when they are out of school. Through our partnership with Hand2Hand Ministries, we are able to provide backpacks with weekend meals, as well as focused prayer, to children at Highlands Middle School. Utilizing a space within the StoreHouse, we, along with 2 other partner churches, hold a once a month packing of these meals and snacks, where we also spend time praying for those kids by name.
If you would like to get involved with our with Hand2Hand, click the button below.
family promise | GRAND RAPIDS
Family Promise of Grand Rapids is dedicated to helping homeless families. They partner with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by helping them get back on their feet so they can create a stable lifestyle for their children. Through their emergency shelter, housing services, home ownership opportunities and aftercare services, they've helped over 1,000 families build a stronger future.
There are many ways to get involved with Family Promise. Click the button below to learn how you can participate in Family Promise's mission of ending homelessness for families in Grand Rapids.
grand rapids center for community transformation | GRAND RAPIDS
The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation was established in 2015 in the Madison Square neighborhood as a partnership between a business, a church, two social enterprises (Building Bridges and Rising Grinds), and a non-profit organization to create opportunities for transformation through meaningful relationships, work, education, and community development.
GRCCT partners exist with a single mission, to create opportunities for transformation, addressing the lack of accessible employment for young adults and community residents and a lack of structured and consistent approaches to providing inter-agency and cross sectoral opportunities for the community in a sustainable way.
Looking to get involved with GRCCT? Click the button below to learn more.
Our World Partners are the strategic partnerships with organizations that specifically target the tangible and spiritual needs of people groups outside our immediate geographic area.
Frontline Church has partnered with a church and community to assist in transformational, holistic, sustainable, and long-term changes for orphaned and at risk children. Through hands on ministry and sponsorships that encourage involvement with children and those who care for them, communities are transformed into Christlikeness through relationships.
More About the Ukro Carepoint
Ukro CarePoint is directed by the Ukro Mul Wongal Local Church located in Hawassa, 170 miles south of the capital city, Addis Ababa. The church is situated in one of the most impoverished areas of the city and is surrounded by a Muslim community. Both a high percentage of unemployment and traditional worship practices contribute to the lack of interest in education. Many who are employed make less than one dollar a day. Consequently, children are kept from school and sent to work to bring home a meager income to supplement their family’s needs. In this densely populated area, HIV/AIDS has dramatically impacted the community. Both the lack of sanitation and poor hygiene has created an ongoing crisis of sickness and disease. Yet despite these hurdles, Ukro CarePoint serves as a drop-in center, a safe place where children in need can come to receive discipleship and care. Ukro assists children in attending school regularly and is committed to providing holistic ministry for the children and those within the community.
Are you interested in personally sponsoring a child in our Ukro CarePoint? There are still many children that are awaiting a sponsor! Visit our carepoint community page to meet some of the children and learn more!
In the city of Petit Goave, Haiti, Ebenezer Discipleship Training Center exists to raise up and equip indigenous disciples of Jesus Christ, while also helping to transform the community and surrounding communities in which it operates. By serving through the local churches, EDTC is striving to simply to join in what Christ has already started in the communities.
The heart of Ebenezer is discipleship, both for indigenous people and foreign visitors. But instead of foreigners doing the discipling, the discipleship school uses Haitians to teach, lead, and evangelize. This makes the process culturally relevant while also avoiding dependency on from the outside.
Along with their focus on local discipleship, the training center also helps develop spiritual growth and discipleship in foreign short term teams by helping them understand that they are missionaries to the very places God has already sent them.
We partner with Ebenezer a few different ways. First, we sell Haitian Harvest coffee at our Missions Cafe, which is grown and produced by Haitian churches. We also send teams of people to spend a week alongside Ebenezer to learn and grow together as disciples. (You can learn more about our trips at frontlinegr.com/haiti.
Giving Ourselves Away
Giving Ourselves Away
what is giving ourselves away?
Giving Ourselves Away is a special fund of Frontline that is used to directly impact the lives of people outside the walls of our church. Through our strategic partnerships, as well as through our own missional programs, we hope to see people’s lives changed through practical, relational, and spiritual needs being met.
how is the money spent?
A majority of the funds that are received are then strategically distributed to our City and World Partners. Portions of Giving Ourselves Away help fund our outreach events as well as missionally focused programs within our church. Lastly, the rest of Giving Ourselves Away funds are designated toward special scholarships and necessary administrative costs.
how can I give?
1. Use a “Giving Ourselves Away” special envelope during the service or designate by writing “GOA” in your check’s memo line.
2. Text any amount and the word AWAY to (616) 920-8111 (North Campus) or (616) 426-6700 (South Campus).
3. Use the links below and select "Giving Ourselves Away" under the drop-down menu.