Who is City Church Greenville?

How it all started...

In 2003 Pastor Doug and Caryn Bergsma followed a call to plant a church in Rockford, Michigan. It began as a portable church in a school as Resurrection Life Worship Center. Later, after moving to where it is now located, the name was changed to Resurrection Life Church Rockford.

In 2015 God began to lay upon our hearts the need to take what we had been given and go. We followed that call to move outside the walls of our church and began to give back wherever was needed. We became a community of people living inside out.

As we jumped in, God laid bigger things on Pastor Doug and Pastor Tim's hearts, and in 2018 they announced the desire to plant another church in Greenville, Michigan.

Now Pastor Tim Simon, as Campus Pastor oversees all the teams, the vision direction of our church, and the day to day operations. Pastor Chad Zudweg is our teaching pastor, preaching week to week. After looking at many campus and church plant models, we have determined this setup to be most effective in caring for all the people in our church and the healthiest for our staff.

 the vision...

Why City Church? City defines an area. The name is inspired by Matthew 5:14 where Jesus says we are like a “City on a hill”.

We want to be the church that helps transform our communities and cities by showing the love and grace of God. We do this in tangible ways and by being what God called us to be - servants.

Being an Inside-Out Church sees us caring for our communities by meeting them outside of our four walls, where they are.

Where we are headed...

We began in September 2019 at the Greenville Middle School. However, when the bond issue passed we needed to find a new location by March of 2020. After prayerfully seeking God, He opened a new door for us. Through some very exciting meetings we decided to move into a shared location with the First United Methodist Church of Greenville. We were in the process of moving in when Covid-19 hit and everything was shut down. We went online and then eventually to Frugthaven Farm. We enjoy being two churches and one body of Christ as we share space at this beautiful building. We hope you will feel the unity of two churches answering the call of what the church is supposed to look like. Working in harmony and unity to reach this world. 

We will continue to move with the Holy Spirit at City Church Greenville. We believe that God is going before us in everything that we do, ordering the steps of where He wants us to be. As we are obedient to his promptings, we know blessing will follow.

We desire to continue to reach people who have lost hope and point them to a loving God. We will also continue to pursue opportunities to be a blessing to those in and around our city through food drives, free school assemblies, mentorships, outreach events, and more.

That's us, An Inside Out Community.