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Zeeland Church Plant Announces New Church Name

Updated: Dec 20, 2018

Why Grace Fellowship?

The name Grace Fellowship OPC came about through much thought and prayer. Harvest OPC and Pastor Mike Schout wanted a name that communicated both the outward heart of God for lost sinners as well as the idea of being a welcoming and close knit body of believers. They believe that "Grace Fellowship" captures both of those vital truths.

The verse tethered to the name is found in 1 John 1:3: “[...] that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” As sinners saved by grace, it is our privilege and responsibility to proclaim the gospel to our neighbors out of a sincere desire that they would share in the fellowship of the gospel with us, which is ultimately a fellowship with God Himself through Jesus Christ. Our hope and prayer is that the name serves as a sort of on-ramp for people in the Zeeland area and surrounding communities to experience the stunning beauty of the gospel for sinners.

About Grace Fellowship OPC:

Grace Fellowship OPC is a ministry of Harvest OPC (Wyoming, MI). They are currently meeting for weekly studies of their 10 Core Values at the Howard Miller Library in downtown Zeeland, MI. You can learn more about Pastor Mike Schout and the church plant by visiting or their Facebook page at For more contact information, please see our Mission Works page.


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