Local Service

In addition to financial support, we mobilize our people to get out and serve local ministries.  By interacting with those in our community, we step outside the comfort of our day-to-day lives and give to others in a way that is similar to the way that Jesus lived his life on earth.

If you are seeking to apply for one of our grant opportunities, please download the following form, fill it out completely and email back to missions@adabible.org.

Our Projects

Serving locally is one way that we can declare God’s story of love and redemption to those in need. We serve a variety of local ministries in the greater Grand Rapids area.

World Mission
Pregnancy Resource Center
Alpha Women’s Center
Bethany Christian Services
The Father’s Garden
Forgotten Man Ministries
Guiding Light Mission

Service Opportunities

Partnering with ministries in our community
to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

God can use your unique skills, gifts, and experiences to reach others and share his message of salvation. There are many opportunities to serve locally  – some are great for individuals and others are wonderful opportunities to serve together as a family.

World Mission

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


ICCF 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

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 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.
Alpha Women’s Center

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
Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. Bethany is about kids in families. They serve children of all ages as they strive toward a world where every child has a loving family. Their services include family support and preservation, adoption, foster care, pregnancy counseling, training, refugee services, sponsorship, and infertility ministry. You can serve by
  • Mentoring refugees and trafficked girls (one year commitment)
  • Tutoring - drop-in or 6 month commitment
  • Various clerical
  • Providing means and/or activities for young children
  • Sponsor a family or building
The Father’s Garden

The Father’s Garden

Ada Bible strives to not only nurture the spiritual health of the community but also the physical health. As a result we maintain a vegetable garden in which the harvest benefits our church attenders and local community. You can serve by:
  • Planting
  • Weeding and Maintaining
  • Harvesting
Forgotten Man Ministries

Forgotten Man Ministries

Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God's Word. Forgotten Man Ministries chaplains conduct daily in-house jail ministries that include Biblical one-on-one counseling, Bible correspondence courses, group Bible studies, discipleship training units (group Bible pods), distribution of Bibles and Christian books, showing of Christian DVD's, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services. You can serve by
  • Forming a team to conduct worship services
  • Teaching a weekly Bible Study
  • Being a part of the weekly catwalk ministry (men only)
  • Helping with office work
  • Planing a special program for the Biblical Life Principle Pod
  • Becoming a mentor
  • Teaching a class in the Biblical Life Principle Pod
Guiding Light Mission

Guiding Light Mission

Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all, and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.  You can serve by helping with
  • The Thrift Store
  • Thank you calls
  • Donation Drive
  • Holiday Dinners
Health Intervention Services

Health Intervention Services

Health Intervention Services is a faith-based non-profit health center in the Grand Rapids area.  Health Intervention services (HIS) is founded on the belief that the intrinsic value of all people justifies the right to quality health care, spiritual restoration and other social resources that promote physical and spiritual wholeness.  HIS provides comprehensive medical, dental, vision services, as well as individual and family counseling and spiritual care. You can serve by helping as:
  • Professionals wanting to donate a small amount of time either weekly or biweekly
  • Opticians
  • A member of the Special Events committee for HIS Golf Outing
  • Dental Assistant, Phlebotomist
  • Painter
Kid’s Food Basket

Kid’s Food Basket

Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. They began over ten years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through their Sack Supper program and now serve over 6,ooo kids each week day in greater Grand Rapids and Muskegon. You can serve by
  • Preparing and packing meals
  • Delivering meals to schools
  • Hosting a wish list drive
Urban Family Ministries

Urban Family Ministries

Urban Family Ministries serves as a safe haven for families and youth by developing a community in the heart of urban Grand Rapids which provides a place for Christ-centered lives and skills to be developed. Within this community, they help to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the family within an environment of grace while raising up community leaders. You can serve by
  • Volunteering at the Christmas Store
  • Helping teams prepare for camp
  • Offering childcare during women’s bible study
  • Being a Super Saturday volunteer
    • Greeter
    • Attendance table
    • Hang out with kids
    • Transport kids to and from New Hope Church
Volunteers In Service

Volunteers In Service

Volunteers In Service mission is to help the Christian community answer the call to serve with an open mind and a ready heart. Their purpose is to help West Michigan churches witness Christ's love in action. They help individuals, churches, deacons, small group leaders, and other church leaders discover the gifts of discipleship through training, resources, and volunteer opportunities.
Wedgewood Christian Services

Wedgewood Christian Services

Wedgwood Christian Services is one of Michigan’s most regarded experts for Wedgwood provides a wide range of social services to meet the needs of individuals in our community who are struggling with any number of issues. These services range from intense to less intensive treatment, making Wedgwood’s continuum of care one of the largest among all social service agencies in the state of Michigan. You can serve as a
  • Mentor or Tutor
  • Clerical or Activity Assistant
  • Transporter
  • Chaplin’s Assistant
  • Facilities Assistant
  • Adopt – a – building
  • Young Life volunteer