Adult Ministries

women's ministry

Bible Study

Mondays, 9:00-11:00a

To Live is Christ by Beth Moore

This class meets each Monday in the lower level of the red brick building, room 1.  

All women are welcome to join!

Women's Ministry

Sensible Shoes is starting up again!

Please contact April Kiekintveld if you want to spend some time developing closer community with other women desiring to "grow closer to the heart of God" through this study.  The book price is $10, there is no charge for the class.  

Community Night classes

Wednesday's through December 18

Women's Ministry Bible Study

September 25-November 6

Wednesdays, 6:05p

Psalm 23 Study by Jennifer Rothschild

Red Brick Building, lower level room 21

This Bible study will continue on Wednesday nights with community night through November 6.

All women are welcome. 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 

Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven't experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It's more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.   In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God's compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd's goodness throughout each season of life. 

Women's Ministry Bible Study

November 11-January 8, Wednesdays, 6:05p

War Room by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

Red Brick Building, lower level room 21

This class will be held during community night and continue through January 8. War Room Bible Study Book includes 5 scriptural lessons and inspiring movie clips found in the new Kendrick Brothers’ movie War Room. This short series provides a variety of heart-felt and/or humorous movie scenes and Bible study sessions that can be used in a corporate church message series or a small group Bible study setting.  Session topics include: Dealing with Spiritual Lukewarmness, Christian Accountability, Grasping Grace and the Gospel, Engaging in Spiritual Warfare, and Trusting God in Prayer. 

Grief Share

September 18 - December 18

Wedesdays, 6:00-8:15p

Red Brick Building, lower level Music Room

Help and encouragement after the death of spouse, child, family member, or friend.   Join us for community night supper if you would like.  Dinner is served in the Great Room in the red brick building from 5:00-6:00p ($4 Adult, $2 Child, $12 Family).  To register for this class please contact Pastor Mary, 616-928-0309.   There is no cost for the class, there is a $13 cost for the workbook.  

Spiritual Formation

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30p

Red Brick Building, lower level room 19

Has your spirituality become stale? Or are you seeking additional ways to participate in your relationship with Jesus? Wednesday Night’s Spiritual Practices class might be just what you’re looking for! Learn about, and participate in, ancient practices that Christians have used for centuries to pray and live their faith. Facilitator: Zach Backstrom

men's ministry

September 23, Monday's, 6:30a

Russ' Northside

All men are welcome!  We meet at 6:30a on the 2nd and 4th Monday

of the month.  Join us for breakfast and a Proverbs study with Pastor Bill Lindner.

Other Opportunities For Men

If the Monday Morning Bible Study doesn't fit within your schedule, please contact Zach Backstrom for details on an evening Bible Study/ Service Project/ Hang-Outs with other men of Harderwyk.  

All men are welcome!

Prayer Ministry

Immanuel prayer presentation

September 26, Thursday, 7:00p

Learn ways to open yourself to vibrant, healthy, interactive relationships with Immanuel and others: We can learn to perceive God’s thoughts toward us and interact with Him. Building and deepening a securely attached relationship (intimacy) with the Lord increases our capacity to stay connected to Him even in difficult life situations or painful experiences. Increased awareness of our secure connection with God also frees us up to build joyful connection in our relationships with people. Discover ways to increase your capacity for joy through gratitude, enhancing your sense of peace and strengthening your relationship with the Lord and others. 

Join Pam Howard and Sheila Markvluwer on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 PM (Room 21 - Red Brk Bldg) to hear more about coming opportunities to learn and practice the Immanuel Approach to life, endorsed by Jill Vander Bent, LMSW, of Watershed, who says, “My relationship with God grew so deeply and in ways I didn’t even know was possible. My life has changed in so many powerful ways I can’t even describe.“

Small gRoup Sunday

Starting in October 13

Sunday's, 5:00-7:00p

On the 2nd Sunday evening of each month (see dates below - there are some exceptions due to special events) we offer an opportunity for small groups to meet.  The night begins with a potluck supper at 5:00 and is followed by small groups breaking outs.  

This year we are offering an opportunity for new small groups to form.  If you have been looking for a small group opportunity this might be a good fit for you to meet with others also looking for a small group.  The following studies will be offered:

The Resolving Everyday Conflict small group Bible study is an eight-week DVD and discussion study with workbook and 30 minutes of preparation/reflection time between sessions that unpacks the amazing things the Bible has to say about conflict and relationships in a fun and non-threatening way. Facilitated by Pastor Bill Lindner and limited to 10 participants in this group. Would consider starting additional small groups at different times as well.   Here is a video link with more information.  For questions on the small group study, please contact Pastor Bill.  

Engage is a new kind of small group Bible study for Christians of all shapes, states and sizes that combines a provocative Bible study, group interaction and spiritual formation. After an intro session, there will be 6 study/interactions on different encounters with Jesus in the Gospels. Material was Developed by Bill Senyard - developer of the Forgiving Path - and will be led by Pastor Darwin Glassford.   for questions on this small group study, please contact Pastor Darwin.

Dates are as follows:

October 13

November 10

December 15

January 12

February 9

March 8

April 19

May 17

discovery membership class

October 16, Wednesday, 6:15-7:30p

Have you been hanging around Harderwyk for a while and wish to learn more about us? Been thinking of becoming a member? A great way to get to know us better and hear about what membership means is to attend our Discovery Class.  This class is the first step to becoming a member of Harderwyk.  This class will meet in the library of the red brick building.


Please sign up here. We look forward to seeing you here.

book club

October 21, Monday, 4:00p

Gods and Kings, by Lynn Austin

Bookclub meets on the third Monday of the month in the library in the red brick building.  

We will gather at 4:00p for our discussion.  Full list of books available here.

Christian Chaplaincy class

November 1, Friday, 6:00-10:00p

November 2, Saturday , 8:00a-5:00p

Would you be interested in learning more about Christian Chaplaincy? Harderwyk is hosting a Christian Chaplaincy Class. Chaplaincy becomes an equipping tool that enables our mature believers and ministry leaders to hold a nationally recognized credential that opens doors for ministry. Come for the enrichment of learning, and/or receive your Chaplain’s Certification ($250 cost) upon completion of the seminar. 

For more information, contact Pastor Mary.  

Women's Ministry

Area-wide event

November 15, Friday 7:00 – 9:30 pm

November 16, Saturday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fresh Grounded Faith

Featured Bible teacher Jennifer Rothschild is joined by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story and actor Karen Abercrombie (Miss Clara from the War Room movie).

Hosted by: Community Reformed Church, Ottawa Reformed Church and Many Area Churches

Venue Address: Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch Street, Zeeland, MI 49464

Harderwyk is selling tickets in the church office or through April Kiekintveld for $35 per ticket. 

The group from Harderwyk will be having lunch at a local restaurant after the Saturday morning session for those we want to join.