Local Mission

We help those around us see Jesus in their lives when we serve locally.


Why Serve Locally?

It’s easy to get busy and stop noticing needs in our own community. We walk right past it every day too hurried and distracted. Or we think someone else is called to take care of it.

But Jesus called us too.

He called us all to be his hands and feet and that starts with serving those directly around us.


Giving Tables

Giving Tables are a great way for families and individuals to support local ministry projects by purchasing needed items. Pick up a tag at the Giving Tables, purchase the item and bring the item back the next week. We do this several times a year and advertise in our bulletin, online and social media. This one act blesses so many near and far.

Questions? Contact us.

Our Projects

Ada Bible partners with a variety of local agencies to help provide physical and spiritual support in the greater Grand Rapids area. From purchasing needed items to physically serving, we have local opportunities for you no matter your age, skills, experience or availability. Some projects are great for individuals and others for small groups. Find a local opportunity below.

Local Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Step up and step out. Below are some of our local opportunities. For questions about any of these, please email us.

Alpha Women’s Center

The mission of Alpha Women’s Center of Grand Rapids is to share the hope of Christ to women facing unplanned pregnancies by affirming and promoting the sanctity of human life and strengthening the family through biblical principles. You can serve by

  • Mentors and class facilitators
  • Receptionist
  • Childcare
  • ESL teacher/tutor
  • Inventory volunteers
  • Building and maintenance
  • Mailing stuffers

ICCF – Inner City Christian Federation

CCF provides housing opportunities and services that encourage family responsibility and independence. Through its diverse programs, ICCF offers housing services along the entire continuum of housing needs, striving “to make places for families to come home to”. Its programs include emergency housing, long-term affordable rental and home ownership opportunities, educational services, home construction, and mortgage financing. You can serve by

  • Painting homes
  • Helping families move into new housing
  • Preparing and delivering frozen meals or baked goods for families
  • Offering childcare
  • Adopting an apartment

Mel Trotter Ministries

Mel Trotter Ministries provides emergency shelter for the homeless and meals for the hungry. It is also well known for its long-term, residential substance abuse treatment and Christian discipleship program. This program helps meet the physical, mental, education, and vocation and spiritual needs of men, women and children at the Mission. You can serve by helping

  • With child care, food pantry, kitchen, retail store
  • As a chiropractor, RN/LPN, Dentist/hygienist, Optometrist/Optician, Medical Clinic
  • As a community Bible Study leader, shelter advocate assistant
  • Tutor, men’s recreation supervisor
  • Lead men or women’s groups/classes

PRC – Pregnancy Resource Center

PRC Defends un-born children, meets needs of those unprepared for pregnancy, helps heal lives traumatized by abortion, and challenges people to embrace a biblical view of sexuality.

World Mission

World Mission delivers the Word of God in audio format (The Treasure) to oral learners living in unreached people groups. They are asking for your help at one of their partnered Thrift Centers to help raise funds for The Treasure to go to an unreached people group.

Serving Opportunities

  • Four locations (Grandville, Kentwood and on Plainfield) for a few hours at a time
  • Sorting, pricing, cashiering
  • Repair work, truck driving, cleaning or organizing