Many Ways to Connect @ Valley Church

You might wonder why Valley Church doesn't have a large group meeting or service geared towards college students each week. Well, we do. It's called "going to church on Sunday." We intentionally gear our Sunday morning worship experiences to meet College students where they are and to give them space to learn about God while connecting with other people in the same steps of faith.  


There are many awesome campus ministries at Grand Valley State that many of our students are a part of, and we love that! Who can be mad about connecting and growing in Christ? Our hope isn't to compete, but to help with a great Sunday morning worship experience. For our many students who aren't connected in a campus ministry, we do have mid-week "Go Groups" that you can get connected with to build a community with like-minded Christ followers.


There are also many ways that you can serve, connect, and have fun through events, get-togethers, and parties that our College Ministry hosts! We hope that you join us as YOU ARE WELCOME. 


If you're a college student and you're looking for a place to re-connect or connect for the first time with God, join us for a Sunday morning Worship service and we can't wait to meet you!

College Student Next Steps

Whether this is your first semester in Allendale or you are starting your fifth year, there is a place for you at Valley. Click below to learn a little bit more about how you can connect and how we can best serve you.

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College Ministry Leaders

The college ministry is blessed with committed leaders who are excited about helping to keep college students connected to Christ. What we are really blessed with is the fact that so many of our students serve as leaders in the church and in their college communities. If you are looking for a way to connect or lead as a college student or college-aged young adult, please contact one of our interns below or our Student Ministries Director, Zach McNees at zmcnees@valleychurchallendale.org.

  • Lyndi Roush

    college ministry intern - discipleship

    Lyndi has a heart for connecting with students and meeting them where they are! She is excited about connecting with the many college students at Valley and GVSU to continue the movement of God already in place here! Lyndi is originally from Holland. She is studying Elementary Education at Grand Valley State University. You can reach her at roushl@mail.gvsu.edu

  • Jenna Schook

    college ministry intern - community

    Jenna is serving the campus of GVSU through her heart to help every person to feel welcomed, known, and loved. She is excited about connecting students and Valley Church partners together in community in many different ways. She brings just the right amount of sass to our team and is from Tennessee. She is studying Social Work at Grand Valley State University. You can reach her at schookj@mail.gvsu.edu