We believe God is real and is a knowing and caring person.

The Bible clearly and perfectly shows God and His love to us. The Bible teaches that God is known in three ways:

The Father – that part of God who creates and rules;
Jesus – the one who forms the bridge between the Father and us;
The Spirit – the invisible part of God who lives in us and among us.

Because we violate God and our neighbor, we need Jesus. Through Him, God the Father forgives us and gives us new hope and a new life.

Our goal in life is to enjoy God, to love God, and to enjoy and love each other.

Philosophy & Vision Statement  –  We are a community that accepts, connects, and then walks together with you toward Jesus.
About Our Services. –  Our services consist of traditional / contemporary music, drama, multimedia, and more. Our encouraging messages present relevant issues that can be easily applied to your life.
Other Ministries. –  Besides our weekly services, we have a variety of excellent children, youth and adult programming throughout the week. We have a place for every member of your family and for every stage of your life!



Every Sunday

2340 Dean Lake Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

9:00 am Traditional

10:30 am Contemporary

5:30 p.m. Traditional

Meets at 60 Port Sheldon St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418

New Community began in August of 1991 with about 20 people and in 2016 has close to 1,000 people in the congregation. We embrace all Bible-based, Christ-centered church traditions and do not require a certain unique doctrinal statement or church ritual/practice to be a member of the church. Membership is defined by faith in Jesus Christ, devotion to the Bible and participation in the congregation. We are an independent, non-denominational congregation that is rooted in Reformation teachings with the Heidelberg Catechism and Belgic Confession as our source of doctrine.


Lew VanderMeer


Pastor Lew VanderMeer and his wife are local folks; raised in the heart of Grand Rapids. He graduated from Calvin College and Calvin Seminary, going on to do additional studies at Western Michigan University. His life has been devoted to teaching, preaching and pastoring including many years of Bible Religion teaching at Grand Rapids Christian High School and Communications at Calvin College. Pastor Lew’s main work at our church is preaching on Sunday, teaching Bible study classes and pastoring people by meeting people’s needs.

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