Entries by Chris


All women are invited to the next she::gathers — an evening out to meet other women, share life (not to mention great food), and build relationships. We’re meeting at the Green Well — Monday, May 10th — 7PM. See you there.

The Ghost Small Groups

Beginning May 2nd, we’ll be forming short term small groups around a new series called The Ghost. These groups will meet for four consecutive weeks and be focused on building relationships and spurring growth.  Men’s, women’s and couples groups are available.  To sign up, e-mail chris@thebranchonline.org

Partner Gathering

Partners — we’re looking forward to gathering together this Sunday — 5-7PM.  We’ll be discussing our future in our current building and talking about our future mission in Grand Rapids.  We hope you can make it!  RSVP: chris@thebranchonline.org

Good Friday

This Friday – 7-8PM Join us as we take time to remember the final hours of Jesus’ life.  Together, we’ll consider the unraveling of relationship and hope that took place in those dark moments– and in doing so we’ll prepare our hearts for the miracle of Easter.

Meal Night – March 28th

Ok….so this installment of ‘meal night’ is actually taking place in the afternoon — this Sunday — immediately after worship.  And this time around, we’ll be combining old with new.  Old = potluck (bring something to pass if you can).  New = a Wii bowling tournament (adults — you better bring your “A” game.  I […]

Jesus of Nazareth

During this series we’re hoping to, in the words of Eugene Peterson, ‘eat this book’.  We want to chew on the words of Scripture so that they begin to seep deep into our souls.  Below, you’ll find the ‘story of the week’.  We hope you’ll join us for the journey. April 12-18: Luke 24

Meal Night – March 12th

This Friday (March 12) we’d love to have you join us.  Meal nights are a relaxed way to meet people, hear stories, and get plugged into the community at the Branch.  The Laws are providing some food — the rest is potluck-style.  Feel free to bring something — or just show up.  Things get rolling […]


Women are invited to gather at the Electric Cheetah on Monday, March 1 – 7-9PM.  she::gathers is a chance to share food and life.  Whether you’re new to the Branch or a veteran — you are invited.  We hope to see you there.  For a map, click here.