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Adults Change Their Lives

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GRIL Adult Programming helps local individuals and ministries get on track.
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On Friday, May10, GRIL’s (Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders) adult participants presented their breakthrough plans to their learning group. Breakthrough plans, are individualized plans that participants create utilizing key components, such as Accountability, Balance, Interdependence, Empowerment, Leverage, and Diversity; that they learned during the nine-month GRIL trainings.

This year’s class consisted of nine representatives from local churches, para-ministries and non-profits around Grand Rapids including, Bridge Street House of Prayer, and Madison Square CRC and Grand CITY.

During the breakthrough plan presentations, participants identified a variety of strategies and approaches they each felt they needed for their personal growth, and to help their organizations work more efficiently.

Some participants identified how they needed to attach to less work in order to achieve better balance between their personal and their work life; some expressed a need to find an accountability partner to help them maintain that balance.  It is our hope at GRIL that our adult participants will discover creative ways to produce “good” work while achieving a viable career and a fulfilling ministry.

For more information about GRIL programming, visit our website at, ‘like’ us at or call our office at 301-6697.

Interested individuals are also invited to GRIL’s GRADUATION which includes a BREAKTHROUGH PLAN FAIR.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

6:00-7:00pm Breakthrough Plan Fair

7:00-8:00pm Graduation Ceremony

Cake and Punch following the ceremony

Calvin College

Gezon Auditorium

3201 Burton SE

Grand Rapids MI 49546


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