Who We Are. What We Believe.We are a group of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable. Like anyone, we need Jesus and we try to follow Him every day. No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, we are a place where you’ll find love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
Who We Are
Our hope is that you see Jesus in how we lead and serve our church family. Fitting with our church strategy for healthy discipleship, we seek to provide a safe, spirit-filled, and authentic space. We genuinely teach and live the Scriptures and give room for people to grow in their faith.
Our Pastor: Nate Parsekian
I am the lead pastor at Shores Community Church. I graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and have served in local churches in West Michigan for the last 20 years. Together with my wife Daphne, I have 4 wonderful kids and currently foster another child. I never turn down a good workout and love a U of M football or basketball game. Jesus changed my life at age 17 and now I enjoy nothing more than talking to people about starting a relationship with God.
I am the church administrator here at Shores Community Church. I have owned my own business for the last 13 years and love doing administrative work. My husband, Doug, and I have 4 children and our first grandchild. I love the beach, concerts, reading and doing projects around our home.
I am the Worship Director here at SCC. I have an English degree from CMU, and have been leading worship since I learned to play the guitar in middle school. My husband, Nick, and I have 4 kids and we love to go on adventures together, be it conquering dunes to get to the beach or meandering through downtown to a museum.
I am the Discipleship Director and Director of Adult Ministries at Shores Community Church. I have an English Degree from GVSU and taught Secondary English and Drama. My husband, Dave, and I have 4 children and were missionaries in Uganda. I love the beach and spending time with friends and family.
Hi! I have always been passionate about teaching children and reaching their hearts for the Lord. I graduated from Grand Valley State University and am a former classroom teacher. My husband, Jake, and I have one son. We love being outdoors, traveling across the country, antiquing, and spending time with our family and friends!
I am the youth director here at Shores. I have been working with students teaching music in the school system for the last 12 years. I have transitioned out of teaching full time and it’s amazing to see how God has worked in my life to prepare me for this ministry! My wife, Dani, and I have 4 kids that we homeschool. I am a man of many hobbies whether it be making pizza from scratch, running, gardening, taking care of chickens or playing music.
What We Believe
Jesus was Resurrected from the Dead
Without the resurrection there is no faith, Christianity, or any hope for the future. He rose from the dead, appeared to eyewitnesses, and is still at work today through the Holy Spirit. His resurrection isn’t just about our future, but the importance of our present life. “On earth as it is in Heaven” isn’t simply a habitual prayer, but becomes a legitimate reality.
Jesus Saved Us by Grace
We are not saved by our good deeds, nor do we have the ability to earn our way into Heaven. We are saved by the gracious act of Jesus being sent to die on a cross, resurrecting from the dead, and establishing His power and victory over sin.
Jesus is God
He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles and gave us an example to follow. He is fully God and fully man and now sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.
Jesus Told Us to Love
Love isn’t simply an emotion, it’s an action first. All of us want to belong, feel accepted, and significant. If we truly understand the love and grace of Jesus, we will love ALL people and show them that there is no greater acceptance, sense of belonging, and significance than through the love of Jesus.
Jesus Told Us to Go
Faith in Jesus isn’t just a personal, private emotion or feeling. It is a transforming life change that should force us to share that faith with others. If the message of Jesus is true then our lives should outwardly show it to everyone who crosses our path throughout Muskegon and beyond. We aren’t here to idly sit by and complain about what is wrong with our city or this world, then hope that someone else will fix it. We are told to GO! Jesus can and will do great things through YOU and our community at Shores Community!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear? Is there some kind of dress code?
Come as you are. Come in your camping clothes, come in a tie. The most important thing is that you come.
How often do you have communion?
We usually celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month.
What safeguards do you have for children?
Every adult volunteer has to pass a thorough background check before they are allowed to work with children. Since we like to get our youth volunteering, we make sure there is at least one adult in each classroom with youth volunteers. We also have a security team stationed throughout the building to ensure each child is accounted for, and a child is never alone with a volunteer. All outside doors are locked and monitored to make sure no one enters the building, especially the children’s area, without our secirity team’s knowlege and permission.
How long does a service last?
Usually just over an hour.
Is communion open to anyone?
We participate in an open communion which means anyone can participate, we just ask that you be a follower of Jesus Christ.
Do you have a space set aside for nursing mothers?
Yes, it is located next to the conference room. Look for the signs located outside of the back sanctuary doors or ask for directions at the Connecting Point desk.
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