Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

Because True North is present on three different campuses, I am sharing an overview of what happened on each campus this semester. Some events True North supports and hosts independently and some we work collaboratively with other campus ministries. At GRCC: The Listening Post was held every week of the semester. While somewhat thin on … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

Is All Work Holy?

Here is an essay from the Inside Work website that asks us to consider what "holy work" looks like.  Is all church employment holy? Can a secular job be holy?  How do we know? How do we make those sorts of decisions? What do you think? Seeking the answers, at least some answers, to these questions is … Continue reading Is All Work Holy?

Forest Hills Presbyterian Women’s Luncheon

Thanks to the  Women of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church for inviting the True North board and students to their annual luncheon.  We had a wonderful time.

This week at True North

This week, True North has a unique opportunity. The Presbytery of Lake Michigan has a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church in Vanuatu. For the next several daysJonah Mael Willim from Vanuatu will be the guest of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. We are pleased to be able to introduce Jonah to the students of Kendall … Continue reading This week at True North

Check this out!

Young Adult Volunteers is an opportunity to spend one academic year in Christian service and learning.  YAV is present in 18 sites in the US and around the world. The goals of the program (from their website)  are for volunteers: To experience living in intentional Christian community — Whether or not the young adults live … Continue reading Check this out!

Life as Vocation

Often when people think about "vocation" they think about church related work. Here at True North, we think more broadly about what vocation involves. Vocation has to do with how we integrate our faith, what we believe, with the totality of our life. Here are a few quotes from Douglas J. Schuurman's book, Vocation: Discerning our Callings … Continue reading Life as Vocation