Raising disciples of christ

The church has made a major commitment to emphasize children, youth, and young families. In the past couple of years, the youth groups for middle school and high school have grown in size and have had major summer service learning trips or retreats. The church has hosted dynamic and creative Vacation Bible Schools, preceded by a Backyard Bash that is engaging for children. Following Vacation Bible School, the creative, colorful, and elaborate decorations grace the lower level educational level. We seek to develop “a hall of fame reputation” as a congregation that is highly effective in developing children, youth, and families as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Children’s Education

“We will not hide them from their children; We will tell to the coming generation The glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
And the wonders he has done.”  (from Psalm 78)

  • Sunday Morning

    9:45 – 10:45 a.m. during the school year, starting September 17

    Ages: 3 – Elementary School


    Children learn from Genesis to Revelation, make appropriate connections between the Bible and their own lives, and enjoy building relationships with each other and with Third Reformed’s gifted volunteer teachers.

  • Young Disciples

    During 11:00 a.m. worship in the fall and spring semesters

    Young Disciples meets twice a month; the second and fourth Sundays of the month

    Ages: Third – Fifth Grade


    This transitional worship opportunity teaches children about the purpose of worship and liturgy.

YOUTH Education

Connections...with God and with Others. 

Our youth ministry seeks to create opportunities for our middle school or high school students to experience God through fellowship, worship, discovery, and service. We use weekly programs, retreats, special events, trips, and service projects to help us make space for God’s presence. Through these experiences, we connect with God and with one another in meaningful ways. 


Youth Mission Development Fund

The Youth ministry at Third Reformed has an endowment fund to support service learning trips of the Youth Ministry. This endowment fund is called the Youth Mission Development Fund. Donations can be made through the "Giving" page. Please put "YMDF" in the memo line.

  • Middle School

    Youth Group

    6:30–8:00 p.m. Wednesdays


    Sunday Education Hour

    9:45–10:45 a.m. 


    Permission Slips & Medical Release


    These forms cover all events in which your child travels off of Third Reformed Church's campus for the calendar year. By completing and submitting this form, you give permission for your child to accompany and participate in events planned by Third Reformed Church during the 2017-2018 school year. You also certify that you understand that Third Church has insurance coverage which extends to these off-campus events.

  • High School

    Youth Group

    7:30–9:00 p.m. Wednesdays


    Sunday Education Hour

    9:45–10:45a.m. 


    Permission Slips & Medical Release


    These forms cover all events in which your child travels off of Third Reformed Church's campus for the calendar year. By completing and submitting this form, you give permission for your child to accompany and participate in events planned by Third Reformed Church during the 2017-2018 school year. You also certify that you understand that Third Church has insurance coverage which extends to these off-campus events.

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 Fall, the theme for our children is "Truth Lab Investigations."  We are investigating the stories of Jesus through "Dr. Luke" and discovering who are we are called to be as children of God.  


    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.