Project MP - Summer Ministry

As a part of this summer's mission project, you will benefit from structured leadership training where you will be challenged to grow in your walk with God. You will build lasting friendships as you increase in passion for His Word, create and cast a vision for your ministry, and learn more about the inner-workings of this local church and our impact to the nations and generations.


Who Can Participate?

This experience is designed for individuals who have a growing passion for the local church and who desire to be a part of the life-change (growth) that occurs when you commit consecutive months of your life to seeking hard after the advancement of God’s kingdom through concentrated service within the church. 


We believe the local church is God’s plan to reach the world, and we’re looking for people who are excited to have a hand in making that vision a reality! This program is custom-designed for those individuals who are serious about taking their personal ministry to the next level. 


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As part of each summer our team completes a Pilgrimage through the Canadian wilderness to seek the Lord and further develop their ability to rely on Him in all circumstances. Read about some of the past experiences in their community journals and check out some pictures and videos from the trip below. 

Summer 2017

  • Adam Gudbranson

    Hometown: St. Johns

    School:Chemistry & Math major at CMU; Senior

    Time at Grace: 4 years


    Why an internship?

    I have found a bit of a calling here at Grace. I feel at home and God calling me to serve in bigger and better ways, to challenge myself and to make disciples of Jesus as we all serve and live together.

    Summer Focus

    I will be serving primarily with Twelve17 Coffee Roasters as a volunteer barista and coffee roaster.

  • Anna Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: Freshman at CMU

    Time at Grace: 19 years

    Why an internship?

    To use my gifts to serve and glorify God and by extension, the Church, in a greater capacity, to follow Him in whatever He calls me to, and to advance the Kingdom of God.

    Summer Focus

    Worship, Twelve17 Coffee, Mom's in Ministry, Young Church

  • Case Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: High School Senior

    Time at Grace: 18 years


    Why an internship?

    To serve God and the Body in deeper ways and to further spiritual growth in my walk with God.

    Summer Focus

    Cooking up some songs for the Body, Sound Production, Construction, Twelve17 Coffee

  • Katrina Fryling

    Hometown: Grand Rapids

    School: Biomedical Sciences Major & Psychology Minor at CMU; Junior

    Time at Grace: 2.5 years


    Why an internship?
    During this past season the Lord has been pressing me to go deeper and take steps of faith that will stretch and grow me outside my comfort zone. I am doing this internship to do just that: grow closer to the Lord, follow and walk with him in new ways, and serve at a deeper level this summer.

    Summer Focus

    My main form of ministry will be with Twelve17 mainly related to the inventory aspect of it, children's ministry, and whatever else comes up! 

  • John Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    Work: Red Lobster server

    Time at Grace: Since the founding


    Why an internship?

    The local church is the hope of the world! Building Jesus' church will remain central to all I do for the rest of my life. My summer role is simply a continuation of my service throughout the rest of the year. Grace Church has been the greatest blessing of my life.

    Summer Focus

    This summer I'll continue leading the coffee ministry, leading Friday Cripplegate gatherings

  • Mark Rozeveld

    Hometown: Midland

    School: Senior at CMU; Chemistry

    Time at Grace: 3 years


    Why an internship?

    I'm doing an internship to grow in my relationship with Christ and in His church, ultimately to be better equipped to spread the Gospel.

    Summer Focus

    Construction Ministry, Children's Ministry

  • Peter Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    Work: AFC Sushi Chef/Manager; Mid-Michigan Community College

    Time at Grace: 19 years


    Why an internship?

    It is the best way for me to serve the body of Christ, and it also accelerates the growth of my soul in Christ.

    Summer Focus

    I will be involved in leading worship, and serving with various construction projects.

  • Josiah Krogman

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: High School Senior

    Time at Grace: 8 years


    Why an internship?

    I am doing Project MP to grow personally and serve the Body in a more intentional way.

    Summer Focus

    This summer I will be assisting the worship team (recording team) as well as the construction team.

  • Ben Krogman

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    Work: Video Technician at CMU

    Time at Grace: 8 years


    Why an internship?

    I am doing this internship that I might grow spiritually in ways that I have not yet grown, and at the same time contribute to the growing of the church in order to expand the kingdom of God.

    Summer Focus

    Leading the Koefoed Kitchen and Video Broadcast ministry, serving with Construction.

  • Mary Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: High School Junior

    Time at Grace: 16 years


    Why an internship?

    I want to serve God this summer alongside others that have the same heart and passion for the Church.

    Summer Focus

    Mainly getting more involved in Twelve17, Music Ministry, Graphics

  • Emily Krogman

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: Bachelor of Science, Outdoor Recreation (CMU)

    Work: Real Estate Assistant, Sushi Chef in Down Under Food Court CMU

    Time at Grace: 9 Years


    Why an internship?  

    Just following God.

    Summer Focus

    Cleaning Ministry Leadership, CM Curriculum, Twelve17 barista ministry, finance

  • Anna Scheerhorn

    Hometown: Holland, Michigan

    School: Sophomore at CMU

    Time at Grace: 2 years


    Summer Focus

    Children's Ministry Curriculum, Koefoed Kitchen, Young Church

  • Luke Flanders

    Hometown: Mt. Pleasant

    School: Homeschooled

    Time at Grace: 14 years


    Summer Focus

    Worship, Construction, Welding, Roaster for Twelve17, Young Church

  • Allison Church

    Hometown: Durand, Michigan

    School: Sophomore at CMU

    Time at Grace: 2 years


    Why and internship?

    To continue serving the church in greater ways and to bless the Body of Christ. 


    Summer Focus

    Children's Ministry Curriculum, Koefoed Kitchen, Young Church