Women’s Ministry

Welcome to Women’s Ministry here at Resurrection Life Church. With the busyness and demands of everyday life, our vision is to see today’s women fully persuaded of God’s faithfulness and love, fully equipped for the work of the ministry and enjoying everyday life filled with all the fullness of God.


We understand that by affecting one woman’s life, a marriage is touched, children are blessed, families are made whole, and many lives can be reached. We hope that you will find an opportunity through ResLife Women to connect with like-minded women as you fellowship around the Word of God.


ResLife Women offers both daytime and evening opportunities to be encouraged in the Word and enjoy inspiring praise and worship as well as in-depth bible study. Enjoy annual events, such as the Christmas Tea and the Daughters of the King to gather with friends and family as well as fun shopping trips twice a year. Click on the links below for more information and find us on Facebook, and keep up to date! 


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Women’s Thursday Morning IMPACT

Thurdays | 9:30 am | Ground Floor

We are a group of like-minded women who are diverse in age, ethnicity, from all walks of life and denominations. We are real women after God’s own heart, seeking a more intimate relationship with Him through the message of grace and biblical truth. We tackle real life together with encouraging and challenging topics that will cause you to grow in your personal relationship with God, family, marriage and the world around you. Join us on Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:15am in the Ground Floor for praise & worship, fellowship, and an inspiring message. Leave refreshed and spiritually recharged! Connect with other women over a cup of coffee to make new friends. Free children’s ministry is provided for infants up to 5 years old.


Homeschool classes are also provided for school-aged children kindergarten and up. Classes meet from 9:20-11:20am during Thursday Morning Impact. Pre-registration for homeschool classes are required along with a small fee for class materials. For more information about the Home School Program click here.



2-Feb | Gerri Christian

9-Feb | Karen Waldhart

16-Feb | Dorie Meendering

23-Feb | Living in the Secret Place (Psalm 91) • Part 1

2-Mar | Living in the Secret Place (Psalm 91) • Part 2

9-Mar | Living in the Secret Place (Psalm 91) • Part 3

16-Mar | Living in the Secret Place (Psalm 91) • Part 4

23-Mar | Living in the Secret Place (Psalm 91) • Part 5

30-Mar | Amy Steiner • Worship & Communion

6-Apr | No Mtg. | Spring Break

13-Apr | Loving Well Series

20-Apr | Loving Well Series

27-Apr | Loving Well Series

4-May | Karen Waldhart

11-May | Breakfast Celebration (Last Meeting)

Women’s Impact will be on break for the summer. Mark your calendars for September 7th for our fall kick-off!


Home School Program & Community Partnership Program

Details & Registration Information

Through the ResLife Women’s Impact Ministry, we are a non-profit, Christ-centered organization whose purpose is to assist and support families and their home school children.

It is our goal to provide enriching classes for your children who are 5 years and older that are SAFE, FUN, and SPIRIT-LED! We are not a drop-off program and ask that mothers attend our Thursday Morning IMPACT meetings while children attend classes. It is our vision to empower women in our Thursday Morning IMPACT meetings with refreshment, powerful life-changing worship, and the teachings of God’s Word for spiritual growth. Also, Children’s Ministry/Childcare is provided for infants up to 5yrs old in the Nursery for free.

We offer three unique program options: our traditional RLC Home School Program, Hamilton Community Partnership Program, and a Performing Arts Program.

Pre-registration is required for all programs and each program has its own unique benefits and requirements. Please read through each program to decide what will best fit your Home School needs. Some fees may apply to classes.


2016-2017 Home School Calendar

Session 1 (Weeks 1-5): Sep 8 (Kick-off) – Oct 6

Session 2 (Weeks 1-5): Oct 13 – Nov 10

Nov 17  – FUN DAY!

Holiday Break until January 2017

Session 3 (Weeks 1-5): Jan 5 (Kick-off) – Feb 2

Feb 9 – FUN DAY!

Session 4 (Weeks 1-6): Feb 16 – Mar 23 (Derby Night)

Session 5 (Week 1): Mar 30

Apr 6 – SPRING BREAK No Home School or Impact Meeting

Session 5 (Weeks 2-5): Apr 13 – May 4


Summer Break!


What is Children’s Ministry/Nursery Care?

Option 1:ResLife Home School Program

This is our traditional Home School Program that has always been offered to our parents. These classes are designed to enhance your home school curriculum by providing fun and enriching classes for ages 5 years and older for a minimal fee.



  • The program you have always known and enjoyed!
  • Students pick a 1st and 2nd-hour class. Classes meet from 9:20 – 11:30 am during the Thursday Morning IMPACT meeting.
  • No online classes required.



  • Parent must attend the Women’s Thursday Morning IMPACT and/or teaching/helping in a home school class, or volunteering in the children’s ministry/nursery.
  • A small fee for classes and possibly material fees will apply to each class you register for.
  • Students must be able to check-in at 9:15 a.m. and start class at 9:20 a.m.
  • Parents and students must agree and adhere to our Expectations/Rules/Behavioral Procedures.
  • All payments are non-refundable. We understand that there may be extenuating circumstances that may arise, but please be sure that you are able to fulfill the commitment at the time that you sign up for classes. We would be more than happy to apply the registration cost to the next semester of classes.


Class Choices | Register Here


Option 2:  Hamilton Community Partnership Program

The City of Hamilton’s Community Partnership Program provides free classes that are electives to supplement your homeschool experience. The program is geared to non-profit organizations involved in social services, sports and recreation, culture and special events. Reslife Home School Program is now a participating venue to offer qualifying Partnership classes which will be paid for by registering as a Hamilton Community Partner. Participants must be home schooled and cannot be enrolled in any other public school or online public school at home.  Students are allowed to participate in this program and other non-public programs such as Friday Addition, Classical Conversations, and (HC)2.


Students can receive up to 2 free classes by participating in this program, but may register for all 3 class hours, if desired. Qualifying classes are listed below. The commitment required is to attend weekly ResLife Home School Program classes and agree to complete a free one hour/week/class online class provided by Hamilton Community Partners.


The Community Partners classes are educational online classes which can be completed weekly in the convenience of your home. All of these online classes come with an optional lab, which includes classes taught by experts from the community.  Every student is required to finish the online class and must begin the class by “count day”, which is Oct 5th. Completing the weekly online class will be monitored. Not finishing the online class will jeopardize future enrollment in Community Partner classes and payment for the community expert.



  • The program will pay for up to 2 classes such as Music, Art, and P.E.
  • All classes count as electives
  • Do not need to physically attend Hamilton Schools



  • Parent must attend the Women’s Thursday Morning IMPACT meeting and/or teaching/helping in a home school class, or volunteering in the children’s ministry/nursery.
  • Students must enroll in Hamilton Public Schools as their school of choice.
  • Students must complete a one-hour online class weekly that pertains to the class they are attending in the ResLife Home School Program.
  • Students must be able to check-in at 9:15 a.m. and start class at 9:20 a.m.
  • Parents and students must agree and adhere to our Expectations/Rules/Behavioral Procedures.


Elective Classes that qualify:

  • Performing Arts Program
  • The Core Values Boot Camp
  • Dance Classes
  • Sports Sampler


Class Choices | Register Here


Option 3:  Performing Arts Program

This is an optional 3rd-hour class offered to students ages 5 and older designed to give students an opportunity to work on creating and participating in a stage program to be presented to parents and families at the end of the sessions. Students must also be enrolled in either in the Home School Program Option I or II to be able to participate in the Performing Arts Program. This is not a required class but an additional opportunity for your student. This optional class does qualify for the Hamilton Community Partnership Program.



  • Students will work on confidence, performing arts qualities and theater etiquette.
  • Students will learn voice projection, eye contact with the audience, stage presence, communicating emotions and messages from a platform, as well as memorization.
  • Students will have the opportunity to create skits and perform them, learn and perform monologues, and learn how to put together a play.
  • Students will work on opening and closing numbers for the two annual performances, as well as the line-up for each performance and rehearse some of their acts.



  • Parent must attend the Women’s Thursday Morning IMPACT meeting and/or teaching/helping in a home school class, or volunteering in the children’s ministry/nursery.
  • Students must be enrolled in the morning classes in either Option I or II.
  • Students must be able to attend this class from 11:30am -12:30 pm.
  • Parents and students must agree and adhere to our Expectations/Rules/Behavioral Procedures.


Class ChoicesRegister Here


Book Sale – Friday, May 5, 2017 – Details coming soon!


Women’s Bible Studies

Two to three times a year, a weekly in-depth Bible study is offered. We meet Monday nights from  7-9 pm in the Oneighty. Pre-registration and a workbook are required. Pick-up your workbook at the Word Shop by Guest Services. Sorry, no Children’s Ministry provided.


Women’s Prayer Group

Intercessory Prayer-Upper Room

Thursday Morning 8 – 9 am • Room 466

If you have a heart for intercessory prayer, join us every Thursday morning in the Zone (room 466). This is open to all interested women. Times vary from fall to summer see the schedule below. (No Childcare) Use entrance A for your convenience. For more information email Tricia or call (616) 261-3741.


So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. I Cor. 14:15


Our goal and vision:

  • To listen to the  Holy Spirit and pray as He leads in a spirit of freedom and unity.
  • We seek to agree in prayer with a deep desire to see the purposes of God accomplished in our church, communities and in the earth.


How we flow:

  • Open with praise and thanksgiving -worship.
  • We pray for Res Life Church, the vision that God has given our leadership.
  • We pray protection, wisdom and a spirit of humility over all leadership and staff.
  • We pray for all areas of ministry within our church, including ResLife Women’s ministry. We ask God to meet the needs and strengthen His daughters so they can be the women, wives and mothers God created them to be.
  • We pray for the youth and for those who minister to them. We pray for healing; spiritual, physical, emotional for those in grief; primarily for people in our church body.
  • We pray for revival in our church, community, city, state and nation – especially among the youth.
  • We pray for Local, State and National leaders.
  • We pray for Israel.


Women’s Winter Retreat: Friday, Feb 17 & Saturday, Feb 18, 2017

Encounter…His presence, His love , His grace

If you are looking for a fresh encounter with God, this ResLife Women’s retreat is for you!  Encounter God’s intimate presence through praise and worship and experience His love and grace through inspiring workshop sessions. There will be time for fun activities so expect to laugh a lot and make new friends while gathering around God’s Word!

Enjoy the beautiful winter setting of Maranatha Conference Center located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan. Cozy up to the fireplace, relax and enjoy being pampered with good food and accommodations for a fun overnight getaway!

Encounter:[en-koun-ter] an experience or discovery.

May you experience and discover greater depths of the presence, love and grace of God …” that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”. (Ephesians 3:19

Main Speaker: Judy Buffman-Hemmila is a licensed and ordained minister and is currently co-pastoring with her husband, Keith, at Crossfire Church in Rockford, MI. Judy is an accomplished vocalist, speaker, and author. She has ministered as Women of Faith Organization’s tour pastor serving with people such as Sheila Walsh and Max Lucado. A woman of grace, Judy radiates the love of Jesus through her down to earth personality, contagious humor and loving touch. Her heart is to bring hope, healing and restoration, and she does it with God-given authority.


Speaker: Karen Waldhart has served as Women’s Ministry Pastor at Resurrection Life Church for 6 years. Her passion is to see God’s people walk in a deeper intimacy with the Father and experience for themselves the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Karen has previously been involved in many other areas of ministry, including choir director, Home School program director, as well as Women’s Ministry Worship Leader. Karen and husband, Bill, have been happily married for 35 years, raised 4 children and are enjoying their ever-growing family of 7 grand children. Summer finds Bill and Karen sailing on Lake Michigan with family and friends.


When: February 17 & 18, 2017 (registration deadline – Feb. 5th)

Where: Maranatha Bible Conference Center, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441 (Enjoy the beautiful winter setting of Maranatha Conference Center located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, MI. Travel time from ResLife is about 1hr. 20 min). Sorry, we do not provide transportation.

Who: All Women (18+)

Cost: $130/person (Includes an overnight stay in a hotel-like room with queen size beds; bedding and towels are provided. All you need to bring is your personal care items. Dinner will be provided on Friday evening, along with breakfast and lunch on Saturday).

Retreat Schedule
Friday, Feb. 17 (Schedule Subject to Change)
4:00-5:00pm Check-in
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Worship
7:30 Session I
8:30 Break Out
9:00 Snacks & Fellowship
Saturday, Feb. 18 (Schedule Subject to Change)
7:00am Breakfast
8:45 Worship
9:15 Session II
10:00 Break
10:15 Break-out
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Worship
1:00 Session III
2:00 Words in Season
3:30 Dismissal
3 Ways to Register

1. Register yourself and we will place you in a room with two other women.

2. Register yourself and a friend, and we will place one more woman in your room. Note: The person who is registering is responsible for registration balance.

3. Register as a group of three (up to four in a room) and your group will be placed in a room together. Note: The person who is registering is responsible for registration balance.

Payment Policy

I understand if I am registering more than just myself, I am responsible for the registration balance. I understand that payment in full is what secures my room and/or my group’s room. I understand that I am responsible for collecting the registration fee from those I choose to register with me. I understand that paying for a registration balance by check or cash must be received within one week of this registration date (5-7 business days) or my room and/or my group’s room will be released. 


Click here to register!


Volunteer Opportunities

Greeters, Sister 2 Sister, Altar Ministry, Offering

Encouraging today's women to be....Fully persuaded...Romans 4:21...Fully equipped...Ephesians 4:12...To live in the fullness of God...Ephesians 3:19

Men’s Ministry

We exist to equip men to change their world as it pertains to the home, church, community, and the ends of the earth. We achieve this by helping men create meaningful relationships, overcome life controlling issues, and offer relevant Biblical truth that brings ultimate clarity.


Time to Reload

Men don’t want another church service; they need an environment to build accountability through vital relationships, learn leadership skills, and worship their Creator, all at their own pace and comfort levels.


Every Tuesday Morning

…we defy the pattern by cooking an enormous free breakfast buffet, firing up a tremendous band for a time of praise and worship, and mingling interactive teaching with individual table conversations. Join us each Tuesday at 6:30 am in the Ground Floor.


Be Challenged by the Word

The messages are relevant to men, and are meant to create group discussion. Regardless of your religious, ethnic, or social background…how do you reload? Try Reload every Tuesday morning at 6:30 am in the Ground Floor at Resurrection Life Church.


Guest Speakers & Events:

February 7 – Skip Longcore

February 21 – Yago Williams

March 17 – Men’s Weekend

March 21 – Brother Abraham


Men’s Ministry Reload Podcasts

Questions? Email Men’s Ministry or (616) 249-3703.

Married Under 40

A great group for married couples under 40, with or without children.

This group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Ground Floor (use entrance C or J).  Whether married for a few months or for several years, join us as we focus on strengthening marriages, building relationships, and having fun in a relaxed atmosphere.


The Ground Floor Grill Cafe opens at 6 pm with special meal deals so come out and enjoy with your family!

Children’s ministry is provided for infants through 11 years old for our regular meetings.

Find “Third Tuesdays” on Facebook! Click here for the most up to date information on events and get togethers, both at Resurrection Life Church and offsite.

Leader: Pastor Eric Sipperley

Contact: Cris or 616.261.3752



February 21 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Enhance Your Romance – with Pastor Eric & Maureeen

The word “romance” according to the dictionary means excitement, adventure and something extremely real.  Romance should last a life time.  Zig Zigler said “Husband and wives, first be faithful to each other.  Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.”  Whether your romance is a raging inferno or maybe you need your coals stoked a little, come on out and get some fuel for your fire!
    • 6 pm – Doors Open & Ground Floor Grill Open (for special meal deals)
    • Children’s ministry is provided for infants through 11 years old



February 14 | 6:30 – 9 pm | Tour De Romance – with Guest Speaker Dan Seaborn

Make this Valentine’s Day one neither of you will forget.  We will be having a spectacular dinner of French cuisine, prepared by our own Chef Barry Watson.  The Ground Floor will be turned into our own “Little Paris” for an unforgettable romantic date night celebrating love, marriage and romance.
Cost is $30 per couple which includes dinner and activities.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Res Life Word Shop during regular business hours or by calling 616.249.3724.
Hors d’oeuvres will start at 6:30 pm with dinner starting promptly at 7:00 pm.  Tuxedo’s and gowns are not required, but this is a “date” night.  Let’s all dress up in our best and come out for an elegant evening.
  • Children’s ministry will not be available for this event.

FiftyFive Plus

If you’re age 55 or better come join us for fellowship and monthly activities such as luncheons, tours, dinners, day and overnight trips, and other fun and interesting events. Our group stays busy while making a difference in the lives of others, and works to create a lasting connections within our ResLife community. Our list of events is below. We hope you’ll come along!


To RSVP, ask questions, share ideas, or join our mailing list, contact Peggy or call (616) 249-3727.



We receive reservations for each dinner up to one week before the event. If you desire to attend and it is after the deadline, please contact Peggy at (616) 249-3727 to ensure seating is available.  All luncheons are located in the Ground Floor of Resurrection Life Church at 11:30 am.

If you are parking on the Ivanrest side of building use Entrance C. If you are parking on the 52nd St  side of building use Entrance J.


Upcoming Events 2017

Any cancellations due to weather will appear on Channels 8 & 13.

February 7 – Dorie Meendering

March 7 – Pastor Merle Bremer

April 4 – Karen Waldhart

May 2 – Pastor Dean Wheeler

June 6 – Freddie & Bella Cordero


August 1 – Count Laws

September 5 – Jared & Alisha Gregory

October 3 – Chris Hansen

November 7 – Ken Reynolds

December 5 – Jeannette Riffe

Business Luncheon

Join us in the Ground Floor for monthly Business Luncheons scheduled January – May and September – November. Various guest speakers are scheduled with relevant topics to motivate and inspire. Connect with others from the Grand Rapids area business community as you enjoy a delicious catered meal.


February 21 • 12 pm • Ground Floor
Speaker Gary Granger


Gary Granger is the founder, owner, and president of Granger Group. He has 38 years of leadership experience in all phases of the development process.

Registration is required. Register today!


Questions?: Contact Sarah, 616.261.3753