Mr.  Mike back on the A/T After being off the trail for three years due to COVID and left and right knee replacement surgery I was able to get back on the trail September 20.  This time I had a partner, Jack Boers, for which I was very grateful!  We started where I left off in Killington, Vermont. I missed one mile from Gifford Woods State Park to the approach trail that we hiked from the Inn at the Long Trail where we had stayed the night before. Jack and I had anticipated hiking for about 10-12 days, depending on the difficulty of the trailRead More →

We are sorry to announce that the Burgess Brothers concert for this Saturday, October 2 has been cancelled because of Covid and an unexpected surgery.  Please let your family and friends know that it is cancelled.  There will be no dinner or concert.Read More →

Our annual auction is coming up soon!  Please join us on Saturday, September 4.  Plant auction will take place from 9-10am.  Silent auction which includes many great gift certificates takes place from 9am-Noon.  The live auction begins at 10am.  Come bid on camping and cottages reservations, place in line for reservations, great furniture, many tools and lawn equipment, games, toys, bakery items, and so much more!  There will be something for everyone.  The funds raised will support our youth and children’s ministries along with our new ministry center (replacement of store, kitchen, and Sunshine Room).  You don’t want to miss out on this awesome dayRead More →

Because of the tornado watch in effect until 8pm and the torrential weather, we are sad to inform you that the Guardians concert will NOT be taking place tonight, Saturday, June 26.  If you have the opportunity to see the Guardians elsewhere, please do and let them know how grateful we are for their understanding and grace.  They are simply the best!  Bless you all this weekend and stay safe!Read More →

Date & Time: Sunday May 9, 2021 at 8:00pm Last year, in response to the hardships brought on by the pandemic, we hosted our first Night of Light as a way to support our ministry and to bear witness to the Lord’s faithfulness to us throughout our history. The response and support was overwhelming and reminded us how blessed we are by the wonderful Ground’s community. As we look ahead to the future of our ministry, we recognize that our current Sunshine Room, store, kitchen and septic system are approaching the end of their life and that updates are going to need to be madeRead More →

Are you still looking for a fun family vacation or some down time with your spouse or friends?  We still have open campsites this summer! Come and kick off the season with us Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-31)! Our Orientation Week, June 5-12 is a quieter week as we are training our staff but by mid-week everything opens up. Join us for this week at a reduced price. Our Start of Summer Week (June 12-19) still has availability in sections A and C.  All of our activities and amenities will be up and running and we hope you will join us for this fun week!Read More →

UPDATE: FILLED FOR THE SUMMER! The Grounds has a staff trailer that will be available for rent this summer! This soon to be updated, 2003/36 ft. Cedar Creek will be on campsite A65. The rental cost of $735.00 for the week includes your membership fee of $35.00, the trailer, and the site. This trailer has a super slide that enlarges the living and dining area as well as a slide out in the front bedroom. The bedroom has a queen bed, a huge closet, tons of storage cabinets. a door leading outside, and an accordion style door that leads to the walkthrough bathroom area withRead More →

We are busy taking reservations and making our preparations for summer of 2021! We are so excited to see all of you this summer! Your sneak peak into all we have planned for you will be coming your way in late April! Watch your mailboxes for our summer newsletter and brochure.  At this time the cottages are filled for the summer but we still have camping availability. Check out our camping page to see your options, and then give us a call to make your reservations – 616-842-4478.  At this time we are hopeful that our Saturday Night Concert series will be taking place. PleaseRead More →

We regret to inform you that the Evening of Praise 70th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser Dinner Concert, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, has once again been canceled due to the current pandemic situation. The board of directors feels it is in the best interest of all involved to continue to hold off on hosting any large group events such as this. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your continued support of the Conference Grounds ministry as you partner with us in sharing the love of Jesus through all of our ministries.Read More →