Adult disciples

“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—
and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.”  (I John 3:16)


Third Reformed Church has various ministries that encourage congregational members to nurture their faith with God and to develop the body of Christ in the fellowship of a smaller group.

Adult education

Three course tracks are offered for adults. For more information, including program listings for each week, click here   

  • Chapel class

    Each week, speakers bring topics of depth and relevance to the Christian life. Check out a full schedule by clicking on the download above.   

  • Spiritual formation group

    This experiential, fellowship-based group focuses on how our faith applies to every day living. Feel free to come and go as you are able; all are welcome. Facilitated by Pastor Kama.   

  • Discovering the bible

    This Bible study class is lead by Rev. Amanda Dykhouse and Revs. George and Joyce Magee. The material is geared toward those with little biblical knowledge, as well as more seasoned learners. No question is considered a stupid question!   

Groups


  • Men's ministries

    Sunrise Saints: Wednesdays, 6:30 AM over breakfast in the fellowship hall. A study of a variety of books on Christian beliefs and practices. The fall session ends on Wednesday, September 9. 


    Men’s Bible Study: Wednesdays, 6:15 AM in the Conference Room. A Bible study with many issues and topics of discussion.

  • Women's ministries

    The purpose of WMTR is to unite all women of the church in a fellowship of worship, education, and service so that there may be a deepening of spiritual life, a developing of concern for both the spiritual and physical welfare of the women of the church, and an increased devotion to the cause of local and world missions.

  • Young Hearts

    WHO: This group is open to any member or friend of Third who is "retired" or consider themselves “retired.”


    WHEN: The group meets usually 5 times a year on the 4th Thursday of April, May, June, and October, and on the 1st Thursday of December in the Fellowship Hall.


    PURPOSE: The time together includes shared Christian fellowship around a delicious meal, followed by an informational and mind stretching program presented by members of Third or Holland community members. The cost is approximately $5.00


    PROJECT: For about twenty years, this groups has collected used U.S. and foreign postage stamps from church members. The proceeds provide resources for Wycliffe personnel and their families who need help in unplanned and un-budgeted situations.


    RESERVATIONS: To make a reservation call the church office by Monday before the meeting at 392-1459, or if you have questions contact Mark Walvoord, or Dee Bechtel, Coordinator of Congregational Care.

LIFT: “LIFE IN FAITH TOGETHER”

  • WEDNESDAYS, 5:30–7:30 P.M. 

    The church and the neighborhood community are invited to share a meal, intergenerational drama and song, and then educational and exciting activities for all ages. 


    We begin each evening with a meal at 5:30 PM and then there are activities for children, such as Bible stories, crafts, and games, as well as activities for youth and adults. This past winter, the theme for our children was "Christ's Colorful Kingdom: Kingdom Kids Embrace God's Diversity". In a world marred by hatred and violence caused by an intolerance of racial, physical, ethnic, and gender differences, we will seek to see diversity as God intended it to be...beautiful and creative. We will seek to find ways to be peacemakers and reconcilers as children of our Heavenly King.  


    LIFT Elementary Youth (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade): Following Family dinner, children are dismissed to the large group activity room for creative dramas and singing, followed by a craft, games, and various activities.  The year is organized around a series of six week units. We also include service projects and field trips twice a year. 


    LIFT Weather Policy:  If Holland Public Schools are cancelled on a Wednesday due to weather there will be no TASC dinner or classes.