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Growing Deeper

Encourage. Inform. Grow Together.

Growing Deeper was created because we know raising young people in the world today is not easy.  Through the Growing Deeper series, we will learn from the experts together, gaining strategies and tools to tackle tough issues while continuing to foster students' Christian faith. 


Growing Deeper Speaker Series

Growing Deeper is a yearly speaker series aimed at partnering with our broader parent and church community as a way to corporately learn from experts by gaining strategies and tools to tackle challenging issues while continuing to foster Christian faith within ourselves and our students. For the 2020-2021 school year, the Growing Deeper series will focus on this year's theme: All Things. Hold Together. We will bring in speakers to tackle tough topics, such as Politics, Racial Injustice, Creation Care, Mental Health, and more.


2020-2021 Growing Deeper Events

Growing Deeper Book Study

The Very Good Gospel How Everything Wrong Can be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper

In conjunction with the 2020-2021 Growing Deeper events, we will be hosting a community-wide book-read of Lisa Sharon Harper’s book, The Very Good Gospel.

The topics of this year’s Growing Deeper have been drawn from and informed by her important book. This year we will be looking at topics like political engagement (chp. 10), racial justice (chp. 9), mental health (chp. 5), faith formation in an age of COVID (chp. 4), and creation care (chp. 7). 


Growing Deeper 2020-2021 Events Overview


Faith & Politics

Tuesday, October 20


Racial Justice

Tuesday, November 17


Mental Health



Faith Formation and Digital Discipleship

date tbd


Creation Care and Stewardship



Lisa Sharon Harper: The Very Good Gospel



If you have any questions about Growing Deeper and Growing Deeper partner events, please contact:

Mark VanderWerf

Bible Theology, Chaplain

Nick DeKoster

Director of Academic and Innovative Programs