Adult Classes

Adult classes and groups offer biblical teaching and a chance to build relationships with other believers. Whether you’re new to knowing God personally, desire to grow in knowledge, or participating in a required class, these classes will equip you and provide opportunities for personal growth. For all Adult Classes you may contact Casey or (616) 261-3782. 

Leader: Pastor Deb Kirgis


Fresh Start Class

Sunday, April 23 | 11:30 am | Chapel (Starting Line – Entrance N)

If you have recently made a decision to follow Jesus or rededicated your life to the Lord, you are invited to come to Fresh Start. It is a one-hour, one-time class where we will talk about practical steps to help you as you follow Jesus. No registration required.


Freedom Ministry Classes 

“…where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) To live free, knowing who you are in Christ is the privilege of every believer. Freedom Ministry at ResLife is for everyone: those who are facing obstacles or overwhelming challenges and those who simply want to grow closer to the Lord. It is designed to help you hear and respond to God’s voice, identify and remove obstacles hindering your growth, discover your identity in Christ, live the life you were made for and learn how to be an influence in the lives of others.


The Freedom Ministry Process consists of four parts:

1. Foundations of Freedom Classes

Wednesdays, April 12 – May 10 | 6:30 pm | Room 467 (use entrance A)

These classes are designed to lay a foundation for your process of freedom. We recommend that you complete them before Topical classes and Kairos. Each class provides part of a bigger picture that will challenge and encourage you to walk in the fullness of who you truly are in Christ. To listen to audios of previous Foundation Classes, click here.


Class 1. Introduction to Freedom

God didn’t design us to be in bondage to anyone or anything. In fact, we were created for freedom. But what is freedom? How do I become free?


Class 2. Lasting Change

Our attempts at change often fail because we try to change for the wrong reason, change the wrong thing or we use the wrong tools. This class teaches on God’s provision for changing your life from the inside out.


Class 3. Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God is not like a kingdom. It’s not simply a religion, a philosophy or moral teaching, it is a kingdom with Jesus ruling and reigning in our hearts. Jesus’ main message had to do with the Kingdom of God, so it is important to have an understanding of it.


Class 4. Hearing God

God speaks, and the Bible makes it clear that we are able to hear Him. Learn why and how He speaks so you can hear Him more clearly and receive the full impact of communicating with the God who loves you!


Class 5. Identity

Each of us was designed to be defined by God and God alone, but the enemy of our souls has a plan to distort our identity. You need to know that long before the enemy started targeting you, God chose you. You are who God says you are!


Class 6. Freedom Strategies

Seeking first the Kingdom of God is not just something we do; it is the way we live. When we walk in freedom as the people He created and redeemed us to be, we will take ground for God wherever we go!

Leader: Pastor Deb Kirgis


2. Freedom Topicals 

Designed to follow the Freedom Foundations, these classes address struggles and strongholds that can keep you from experiencing freedom in specific areas of your life. Each session provides a biblical understanding of the topic and concludes with a time of prayer.To listen to audios of previous Freedom Topicals Classes, click here.


Topic to Be Determined

Wednesday, May 17 | 6:30 pm | Room 467 (Zone – use entrance A)


3. Kairos

April 28 & 29, 2017

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

This two-day event is a time dedicated and set apart for anyone who wants to experience God’s presence, power and truth through a combination of worship, teaching and ministry. Whether you have experienced hurts and trauma or you just want to strengthen your relationship with God, it is a time set aside for stepping out of your environment and into His; a time for encountering Him deeper and greater than ever before; a time for receiving inner healing and breaking strongholds. It is a time for life-changing moments with God! We invite you to come and allow the Holy Spirit to do a deeper work of freedom in your heart. Prior to attending Kairos, we encourage the completion of Freedom Foundations classes (see above).

Leader: Pastor Deb Kirgis


Event Schedule: Check in and Late Registration Friday 6 to 6:30 p.m. | Kairos Day 1 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Kairos Day 2 Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m (There will be a short morning and afternoon break, as well as a longer lunch break. There is no charge for this event however an offering will be received. Registration is required, see below.).


Other information: The event will be held in the Rez Center. The closest entrance doors and parking lot are E & H. We will provide a workbook, and at break times we will provide a light snack and beverage. You will be responsible to provide your lunch, or purchase it off site on Saturday. Kairos is suggested for those age 16 and up. Childcare is not provided. Register for Kairos


4. Freedom Ministry Session

…you will meet individually with one or two members of the Freedom Team who have been trained to help you connect with God’s presence and voice. (Available to those who have completed the Foundations of Freedom classes or attended Kairos.) Register here.


Freedom Training and Volunteer Opportunities

As you get involved with Freedom Ministry through the Foundations of Freedom, Topicals and Kairos, you may discover that you have a passion to help others walk in the freedom you have received. If that’s you, please contact us at Freedom Ministry.

Leader: Pastor Deb Kirgis


Pre-Marriage Class

Tuesdays, April 11 – May 9 | 6:30 pm | Room 468 (Entrance A)

Start building your marriage on God’s foundation for a lasting and loving future. Make your marriage everything it’s meant to be before and after it starts. This five-week course is a requirement for couples planning to have a Resurrection Life pastor officiate their marriage ceremony. Materials for the class are $30 per couple. Register Here


Divorce Care 

Tuesdays, April 11 – July 11 | 7 pm | Hospitality Suite (Entrance K)

Divorce Care is a 13-week class and support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Gain hope for your future. Each week is a stand-alone, one-hour class so you are free to join weekly or when you are able. Registration is required and includes a workbook. Please note there will not be a class on July 4.

Register Here

Contact: Maria, (616) 249-3707


Successfully Blending Families – with Tony & Kandy Groll

Wednesdays, April 12 – May 17 | 6:30 pm | Room 466 (Zone – use entrance A)

Family entails more than recognizing a biological connection. If you are part of or about to become a blended family, this class is made for you! We will address the unique challenges and wonderful blessings as we present methods for successfully bringing your families together, working toward the goal of supporting, caring and loving one another as God loves each of us.


First Steps Financial Counseling

Do you have a plan? This is a two-hour, personal, and confidential session that will help you establish a working cash flow plan, start saving for the future, and become debt free. There is no fee for this service.

Contact: (616) 534-4923 ext. 3287



Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

New class dates and registration coming soon.


Take the Next Step – Legacy Journey

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30 l 6 pm l Chapel (Entrance K)

Since the very first Financial Peace University class 20 years ago, people have been asking, “So, what’s next?” We finally have an answer to that question: It’s called The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey! What does the Bible really say about money? About wealth? How much does God expect you to give to others? How does wealth affect your friendships, marriage and children? How much is “enough”? How should you invest for the future? How do you ensure that your family is truly secure? We’re going to answer all of those questions in The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey. 

Guidelines: for those who have taken Financial Peace classes, this is a next step. Click here to register!

Life Groups

Life Groups are all about social activities, specialized support and opportunities to serve others. Get connected with like-minded people who share common interests. Take a look at what’s available. Making a great choice is easy!


Lead a Group

Do you have a great idea for a Life Group? Share the passion God has given you by starting your own group! Contact Kristie, or call (616) 534-4923 if you have any questions. To get started now, fill out a Team Application.


Current Life Groups


Blessed Blankets

2nd & 4th Mondays | 1 pm | Room 318

Do you knit, crochet, or sew? Would you like to learn? Take part in wrapping Christ’s love around a new baby or hospital patient through this outreach group. You can help by donating yarn, making items or by teaching beginners. Email this group at:


Heart 4 Kidz

1st & 3rd Wednesdays |  6:30 pm | Seals Room (Nursery)

Heart 4 Kidz is a life group open to parents of adopted or foster children. Meetings offer discussion of parenting and child related topics designed to strengthen and encourage you. Come, meet others and help build this group by sharing experiences that create stronger relationships and a stronger family. Childcare is available. Email: Jim and Lisa Faber


In Matters Of The Heart 

Mondays | 6:30 pm

This group is open to all women. Greta’s desire is to see God’s people walk in wholeness (the ability to walk out of their own hurts and into the promises of God) by allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through their lives as they minister to others. Email leader: Gretta Baker



2nd & 4th Sundays |  7 pm | Room 466 (use entrance A)

This groups exists to build a healthy community of adult Christian singles of all ages to demonstrate the love of Jesus. We do this by creating a safe place for singles to gather, connect and develop friendships.  We focus on helping people discover their identity in Christ, serving the unique needs of single people, and empowering every man and woman to experience God’s best. For more information and upcoming events, contact Barb or Christine.


Res Riders

Spring – Summer – Fall | Group for Adults

There is nothing like the joy of riding your motorcycle on the open road! If you own a motorcycle and enjoy fellowship, then this group is for you. Destinations vary. We meet at Resurrection Life Church to begin the ride.

Leaders: Matt & Tammy Okma and Steve & Julie Turley


ResLife Volleyball

1st and 3rd Fridays | 7 pm | ResLife Gym

This group meets at ResLife. Open to singles and marrieds.

Leader: Jennifer Hilbrands

Small Groups

God created us for community. He knows that life is best when shared with others. Small Groups provide the support, friendship and encouragement we all need to reflect Christ and become more like Him.


Small Groups allow people to GROW together and enjoy group life, CONNECT with other believers and IMPACT the world by discovering their personal ResLife!


In this safe environment, group members can explore their gifts and serving possibilities without feeling vulnerable or exposed. It’s a place where people can honestly share their lives, work on their problems, and be real together.


Small Groups are the best way to experience true biblical community. The goal of this kind of community is to produce healthy believers, full of purpose and a sense of belonging. The relationships forged in group life can take you to the next level in your journey!


God has used small groups of men and women to change the world. That has not changed! The potential of a small group of God-focused people is simply astounding.


Here are the ways to get involved with ResLife Small Groups: 

Register to H.O.S.T. your own Small Group and allow God to use you in a mighty way. Obtain easy-to-use lessons and begin to gather your group members – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers – and get started!


Host a Small Group


Find a Small Group

To find a small group that fits you, please email and let us help.


Small Group Leaders: you have a critical role in nurturing the health of ResLife by building God’s purposes into people’s lives. Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about having the right tools for the job and knowing how to use them. The ‘Toolbox for Leaders’ is designed to provide resources to help you create an environment for spiritual health and personal growth.