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  • Life Group #1 Spring 2022 Stage of Life: Couples Meeting day: Fri 7:00 pm Location: Ithaca Leaders: Toby & Ashley Pickelmann Hosts: Walter & Amy Ferrall

  • Life Group #2 Spring 2022 Stage of Life: Ladies Meeting day: Mon. 6:00 pm Location: RezLife Church Leader/Hostess: Naomi Snider

  • Life Group #3 Spring 2022 Stage of Life: All Ages Meeting day: Mon. 6:00 pm Location: Vestaburg Leaders: Dave & Debbie Siffer Hosts: Ron & Linda Patton

  • Life Group #4 Fall 2021 Stage of Life: All Ages (Adults Only) Meeting day: Mon. 6:30pm Location: St. Louis Leaders/Hosts: Cliff & Alicia Crowe




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    Every Sunday morning RezKids is open for children in the community. RezKids is the place to be for Children in Mid-Michigan.

    • Little Giants (Nursery): For children age 6 weeks old through 2 years. It meets both physical and spiritual needs of toddlers through singing, teaching, and playing.

    • Mountain Movers: For children age 3 – Kindergarden. Combines singing, playing, and teaching to develop godly character.

    • The diG: For children age 1st grade – 5th. Includes singing,teaching, and lots of fun! Our goal is to equip children with the fundamental truths of God’s Word.

    • We want our children to know and experience that God is real, He is always on their side, and it’s fun to be a Christian.

      RezKids Videos


    Encounter Youth

    The Encounter Youth Program at Resurrection Life Church is a powerful ministry for Mid Michigan High School and Middle School students. Students attending Encounter youth are encouraged to Encounter God, Follow God and Share God with others.

    Students 7th-12th Grade meet Sunday afternoon from 3:00 PM-5: 00 PM in the Encounter game room and lounge here at Resurrection Life Church for weekly youth ministry. The whole first half hour is dedicated to hangout, allowing students to have a constant outlet for positive Christian influences and opportunities to grow spiritually. At 3:30 the programmed part of the afternoon begins, led by Youth Directors, Zack and Jensen Schmidt. Students lead a large part of the evening from praise and worship to small groups and other activities.

    The Encounter Youth Team supports students in their Christian walk through facilitating youth gatherings, special events, small groups and more.


      Women's Ministry

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      Our Misssion 

      Engage Women’s Ministry exists to equip women of all ages to connect with God on a deeper level, to Engage in real, meaningful relationships with each other and share the authentic love of Jesus with others, so they can live fully as the woman God created them to be. 

      Join our Engage Women's Ministry Facebook Group! 

      Click on the Facebook button below to join in engaging conversation, community and daily inspiration. We truly hope and pray you will join our close knit community! 

      Mother/Daughter Brunch 2022 May 7 

      We invite you to join us for this brunch, every daughter has a mother, and every girl is a daughter, so this includes you! It is sure to be a spectacular morning!
      Here are some examples of what our crafts for the day could look like! 

      Craft 1: Picture Pot

      Craft 1: Picture Pot

      Craft 2: Decoupage Pot

      Craft 2: Decoupage Pot

      Craft 3: Vinyl Lettered Pot (choose Sunflower or Mother’s seeds of love)

      Craft 3: Vinyl Lettered Pot (choose Sunflower or Mother’s seeds of love)

       Sign up with us with the form below!



      Craving Connections Book Study

      Winter Book Study: Craving Connections 

      Order Craving Connections with this link!

      How could your life be different after prayerfully and intentionally connecting with God, friends and your community? Join us and see... Craving Connection is a journey where (in)courage writers share real-life stories, practical Scripture application and connection challenges that will encourage you to find out how different it can be.
      Hello ladies, in our lesson 6 we talk about your unique gift and your place in the body of Christ. Below is a couple of free links to do an online spiritual gifts test.  I encourage you to take one of them and check out the results.  
      35 question spiritual gifts test
      128 question spiritual gifts test - this link offers a deeper dig, although I simply did the test and looked at the results that followed my choices but did not send in my information. 

      Engage Women's Video Lessons:

      Get Out Of Your Head Book Study

      Get Out Of Your Head Book Study

      This Fall's Bible Study: Get Out Of Your Head

      Order Get Out Of Your Head Book with this link!

      Book-Get Out of Your Head - Hard Cover

      Book- Get Out of Your Head - EBook

      Book- Get Out of Your Head - Audiobook


      Order Get Out Of Your Head Study Guide with this link!

      Study Guide-Get Out of Your Head - Soft Cover

      Study Guide-Get Out of Your Head -Ebook

      [Stopping the spiral of toxic thoughts.

      Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.

      As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

      In Get Out of Your Head, a six-session video-based Bible study, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

      It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

      Sessions include:

      1.)Introduction: Spiraling Out
      2.)Make the Shift
      3.)Weapons We Use, Part I
      4.)Weapons We Use, Part II
      5.)A New Way to Live
      6.)A Mind Like Christ

      Cori Hagoort - Women's Ministry Leader
      Phone 989-681-5731 ext 3
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      When God Doesn't Fix It Book Study

      When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn,Truths You Can't Live Without.


      In this time of uncertainty, when it feels like God is silent in our country or He has not heard our prayers we wonder why.  In a time of tragedy, a death, a horrific accident, or upsetting news from the doctor, we sometimes can not understand why? Why does it seem like God is not "fixing" it? We look at our difficult circumstances or the uncertainty of our future and wonder is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams or devastation? 

      Grammy Award-winning songwriter Laura Story had a fairy-tale life---until her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can blessings arise from broken dreams? This book tackles the common myths about God and hardship, she examines what happens when life doesn't turn out as we expect. 

      Join us every other Thursday starting February 11th at 6:00 at Rezlife.  Sign up to get your book at the information center or using this link or order your own with these links:


      Forge Men's Ministry

      FORGE is a ministry for men of all ages and backgrounds who are being shaped by God into the men they want to be, so they can live the life they were born to live.

      Proverbs 26:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

      Like iron sharpening iron, Forge Men's Ministry is all about developing strong men in the Lord.

      Pastor Rick wants to build an army of men (Minutemen); ready at all times to go to battle for each other, for their family, and for the Lord.

      The Forge

      Definition of forge - make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammering it in order to create (something) strong and enduring.The forging process improves some of the properties of metal, such as impact toughness, fatigue strength, and tensile ductility.

      Impact Toughness

      Impact Toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy without fracturing. It is also defined as a material's resistance to fracture when stressed.

      Tensile Ductility

      Tensile Ductility is a measure of a metal's ability to withstand tensile stress—any force that pulls the two ends of a material away from each other. ... The term "ductile" literally means that a metal substance is capable of being stretched out into a thin wire, and it does not become weaker or become brittle in the process.

      Fatigue Strength

      Fatigue Strength is the highest stress that a material can withstand for a given number of cycles without breaking — called also endurance strength.

      We have all seen steel used to sharpen a blade, to give it an edge, and make it fit to do its work.

      Hebrews 10:24 Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.

      Isaiah 35:3-4 Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful hearted, be strong and do not fear.

      What does a Forge meeting look like? 

      Forge is a 60 to 90 minute bi-weekly meeting with the following elements:

      • Food & fellowship
      • Bible study and discussion
      • Prayer 

      Other elements of Forge

      • Periodic morning breakfasts, conferences and retreats
      • Occasional service (helps) projects for each other, the church and the community

      The Men’s Ministry at Resurrection Life Church is passionate about raising up godly men, helping them become the best they can be as fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, friends, employers, employees or whatever role they may find themselves in. The men meet regularly for Bible study and times offellowship here at the church and off-site. Events are scheduled throughout the year that gives men the opportunity to seek God and grow together. 


      Believers School of Excellence

      Believers School of Excellence has returned and we are getting back to our roots. The original textbooks, are back. Teachers from the original BSE are back, and the connection with God is stronger than ever. 

      BSE 2022 will run from Tuesday, March 1st to Tuesday, June 7th.

      Introduction to Believers School of Excellence

      Here at Resurrection Life Mid Michigan it is our mission to help you live the life you were born to live, to find your place in the Body of Christ and be all that you can be as a Christian. It is only through this, that you will ultimately be satisfied and fulfilled in your life.

      Believers School of Excellence is for men and women who desire to develop in Godliness, integrity, and excellence.

      It is a school that consists of three challenging and exciting classes that will propel you into spiritual growth.

      • Class I Foundations for Christian Growth
      • Class II God’s Plan for Christian Service
      • Class III Discipleship Training

      These classes are to be taken in sequential order, they will help believers to find their purpose and place in the Body of Christ.

      These classes will assist you in receiving all God has for you and help you accomplish all that He has planned for you.

      Who can take it? Anyone that desires to grow spiritually and learn what it really means to be a follower of Christ. (You must be 16 years or older).

      Class registrations start one month prior to beginning of class.

      Registration cost:

      $100 First Applicant
      $50 Additional Immediate Family Members
      $50 Repeat Class


      Childcare for kids newborn to 6th grade is available at no further cost to students.

      BSE 2022 Classes:

      CLASS I Foundations for Christian Growth

      Course Description:

      Foundations for Christian Growth is the first class of Believers School. This class is designed to help you experience more of God in your everyday life. You will learn about who He is, all He has done for you, how to receive all He has freely given you, and who you are in Christ (1 Cor. 2:12).

      Lessons include:

      • The Bible - Word of God
      • The Nature of God
      • Righteousness - Gift of God
      • The New Creation
      • Baptism in the Holy Spirit
      • The Renewed Mind
      • Freedom From Sin
      • Faith - Rest of God
      • Faith’s Confession
      • Healing - The Will of God

      Class objectives:

      We will teach students:

      • To understand God's Word, the Bible, is true and trustworthy!
        • We have to align with God's Word.
      • By excepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we are made righteous.
        • Not by what we have done but by what He has done!
      • All things are received by faith in God's word through Jesus Christ!
        • But we must know the Word of God.


      • Foundations for Christian Growth by Ron Tucker
      • The Believer’s Authority by Kenneth Hagin
      • Christianity: Hoax or History by Josh McDowell

      Students are also required to study course curriculum, complete homework, memorize verses, and recite books of the Bible.



      CLASS II God's Plan for Christian Service

      Course Description:

      God’s Plan for Christian Service is the second class of Believers School. This class will show you that you are special and unique in God’s eyes and that He has a plan and purpose for your life. This class is designed to help you begin to develop
      spiritual gifts and to help you become all you can be with God.

      Lessons include:

      • Spiritual Maturity - Useful to God
      • The Love Nature - Imitators of God
      • Guidance - Led by the Spirit of God
      • The Prayer Life - Abiding in Christ
      • Praise & Petition - Fruitful for God
      • Prayer Warfare - Co-Laborers with God
      • Prosperity - Abundant in God
      • Spiritual Gifts - The Plan of God’s Spiritual Gifts - Manifestations of the Spirit
      • Gifts to the Church - The Design of God
      • Christian Service - Minister of God
      • Evangelism - Witness for God.

      Class objectives:

      We will teach students:

      • That it is our responsibility to mature and without that we will be of little use to the kingdom of God.
      • As believers we are expected to take up our position in the body, according to the gifts we have been given each member.
      • To learn how to pray and the value of prayer.


      • God’s Plan for Christian Service by Ron Tucker, and Rick Hufton
      • Ministry of Helps Handbook by Buddy Bell

      Students are also required to study course curriculum, complete homework, memorize verses, and recite books of the Bible.



      Class III Discipleship Training

      Course Description:

      Discipleship Training is the third class of Believers School. It will prepare and equip you to find and fulfill God’s plan for your life. Pastor Rick pours his heart and life into the students of this class with the goal of helping each one become all God has created them to be. The demands are high, but if you commit yourself to this class and successfully complete it, your life will never be the same!

      The Discipleship Training class or 'DT' is taught by the Senior Pastor Rick Lopez

      The Discipleship Training class is required for all church leadership.

      Lessons include:

      • Vision & Tennants of Faith 
      • Appointment With God
      • Advanced Bible Study Techniques Torah Time
      • Ordering Your Life Priorities
      • Loyalty & Faithfulness
      • Discovering and Functioning in Your Spiritual Gifts
      • Discovering and Functioning in Your Spiritual Gifts Continued
      • Ministrering to Others
      • Stewardship (Tithing)
      • Church Government and Submission
      • Developing The Leader Within You


      • Seven Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley, Lane Jones, and Reggie Joiner
      • The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Michael L. Munk
      • Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
      • Obedience in Finances by Kenneth Hagin Jr.
      • How to Relate to Your Pastor by Dr. Mark T. Barclay
      • The Real Truth About Tithing by Dr. Mark T. Barclay
      • Tozer on Christian Leadership Devotion by A.W. Tozer


      Online Registration Will Be available For Discipleship Training Next Semester (Spring 2023)


      Life Groups

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      Resurrection Life Group Ministry
      Living Life Together!

      We invite you to join a Life Group!Resurrection Life Group Ministry
      Individuals and couples from Resurrection Life Church and the community meet once a week in homes around the area.

      The groups are designed to promote:

      • Personal Encouragement
      • Relational Connection
      • Evangelism/Outreach
      • Mentoring and Getting Biblical Answers To Real Life Questions

      Hebrews 10:24-25

      And let us consider how to stir one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

      Acts 2:42-47

      And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

      Resurrection Life Group Ministry exists to help people develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships that facilitate personal growth in living the life they are born to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

      Resurrection Life Group ministry is one of the most important ways to begin growth and continue growing as a Christian.  These groups provide a place for people to have fellowship, develop close relationships and to learn and grow. They also help non-Christians learn more about what it means to be a Christian.

      Becoming a part of a Life Group is critical in the process of discipleship because it’s a foundational place where we can share Christian love with one another in practical ways and learn about the Bible.  It’s also a place that offers an ideal environment to develop deeper friendships.

      1. What is Life Group?

      A Life Group is a home fellowship made up of 10-16 people who meet weekly to share, study and support one another. A trained leader and host lead each group. An average meeting lasts for an hour and a half, followed by light refreshments.

      2. How important are Life Groups?

      Here at Resurrection Life Church Life Groups are the hub of our ministry. They're the place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God's Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent.

      3. When and where do Life Groups meet?

      Life Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout Gratiot County and beyond. Most evening groups meet 6-8 pm.

      4. How long do Life Groups last?

      Each Life Group session lasts 9 to 11 weeks. We have Fall, Winter & Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you will have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Life Groups do not meet formally mid-June through August although they are encouraged to continue in relationship by sharing meals and summer activities.

      5. What is the required commitment?

      Joining a Life Group requires a 9 to 11 week commitment to attend weekly meetings. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. You have the first three weeks to attend the group to make sure it's a good fit for you.

      6. What will we study?

      Most of the studies are based on the previous weekend's message. These "sermon-based" Life Groups are built on a group discussion about Sunday’s message. A brief video of Pastor Rick sharing a snapshot nugget from the message will be viewed. The Life Group leader will then facilitate a discussion about the message.

      7. What does it cost?

      Few things in life are free and Life Groups are no exception! The cost of Life Groups is the cost of commitment. During the first meeting, each group will complete a "covenant" together. Part of that commitment is the promise to attend each week and to attend the quarterly church-wide fellowship and do one service project for the year. You have the first three weeks to decide if your group is a good fit for you.

      When you join a Life Group, you're promising to attend each week. It's this commitment that makes Life Groups work. We realize it's a big commitment, but it only lasts for 9 - 11 weeks. At the end of each quarter, you have the choice of recommitting for another quarter, trying a new group, or taking a break from Life Groups altogether.

      8. What about child care?

      Life Groups are for adults only. (Exceptions can be made for nursing newborns, up to six months.)

      For groups meeting in homes it often works best for families to share a sitter or to swap childcare with another family whose Life Group meets on a different evening.

      9. How do I choose a Life Group?

      When selecting a group, we strongly recommend you choose a group based on its leader-host team and Station-in-Life (common stage in life), rather than its location. Life Groups do best when members share a common Station-in-Life and other interests with their leaders, hosts, and other group members. In the end, you'll find it's worth the drive!

      Our groups are divided in the following Station-in-Life (stage of life) groupings:
      1. Couples
      2. Ladies
      3. Empty Nesters
      4. All Ages
      5. Young Families

      Remember, these Station-in-Life groupings are meant to help you self-select an appropriate group for you. They are not intended to box you in.

      If you have any questions (especially if you are new to Resurrection Life Church), please don't hesitate to call the church, and we will gladly assist you. Keep in mind that it might take two or three groups before you find the perfect fit, but don't worry, you'll find it!

      10. How do I sign up for a Life Group?

      Before each Life Group quarter begins there are three ways to sign up for a group - online, at our weekend service, or by calling the church office. During the weekend service, Life Group leaders are available at the sign-up tables to help you choose a group and answer any questions. There are three sign-up weekends before the beginning of our Fall Quarter in September, and two sign-up weekends before our Winter Quarter in January and our Spring Quarter in April.

      11. Are there Life Groups for teenagers?

      Yes, Encounter Youth Ministry will offer small groups for students.



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      Resurrection Life Church is a house of prayer. Prayer is centric between God and man. A specialized team of prayer warriors is in place to intercede for real life situations and needs.

      The Prayer team of Resurrection Life Church is made up of highly trained believers, ready and willing to stand in the prayer of agreement with anyone in need. Following Sunday morning church services the Alter Prayer team is stationed at the front of the Sanctuary. The Alter Prayer team is often called on by Pastor Lopez to pray for individuals and families during alter calls and emergency prayer hotline calls.

      Another extension of the Prayer team is handling all prayer requests made via prayer request cards and calls to the church office. This team of intercessors partner together in faith to see God do miracles.

      Prayer is not only necessary for the survival of individual believers, it is essential for the church as well. Prayer is the heartbeat that keeps the blood flowing through the church system.

      Need Prayer?

      Events For The Week Of 05-15-2022

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      Watch Last Week's Sermon!

      Resurrection Life Church's live, Sunday morning services are available online for you to watch. Watch live Sunday mornings at 10:00 am or on-demand anytime on our YouTube Channel, Rezlife Church. We also stream live on Facebook! Next week we will be live at 10:00am.

      HOW TO STREAM SERVICES LIVE: Go to our website at 9:45 am on Sunday. Scroll down until you see ”Watch us Live” and click to play.

      Listen To The Sermon

      Did you know that you can listen to Rezlife Church sermons for free? Check out our podcast page HERE. This podcast is also available on the Rezlife App.

      RezLife Church Notifications & News

      Did you know that we send out text messages and emails like this bulletin every week? If you are not receiving these messages and would like to, click here to add yourself to the list.

      Pastor Rick is also sending out recorded, automated calls to touch base with the church family. If you are not receiving these calls and would like to be added to the call list, please click here!

      RezLife Church Guest Wifi Network

      If you are ever joining us in the house, please feel free to use our guest wifi network!

      Network Name: Rez Life Guest
      Wifi Password: rezlife2022


      Guest Speaker
      Pastor Joey Henry
      May 22

      We are so excited to introduce our next Guest Speaker, Joey Henry! Joey is the lead pastor for Vertical Life Church in Clio Michigan. He leads his church to  engage  with people where they are and lead them to becoming fully-developed followers of Jesus Christ. Join us May 22nd as we welcome this wonderful guest minister!

      Prayer Ministry

      Do you need prayer?
      We would love to pray for you and see God’s power bring a miracle in your life! You can submit your requests online at our website or on the Rezlife Mobile App.

      You can also call during our church office hours and any of our staff would be happy to pray with you. After hours, if urgent prayer is needed, please call our offices and press (1) to be transferred to our Emergency Prayer Hotline which will connect you with one of our ministers. (989-681-5731)

      To Know Christ

      Embracing God's Love w/ Steve & Deanna Zuker

      Check out our RezLife Church YouTube channel where we have started our newest Bible Devotion.  This is an opportunity for you to pray for yoåur world and stay connected to the body of Christ. See the whole playlist here.


      ". . . whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

      Online Giving

       Last Week's Giving Report
      Weekly Budget: $7,000
      General Offering: $5,961.41
      Gift Goes On Offering: $640.00



      Luna Richter - May 15
      Kim Foster - May 19
      Cliff Crowe - May 19
      Travin Keller - May 20

      Carol Thrush - May 17
      Aliysia DeRosia - May 19
      Madisyn Kendall - May 20


      Tony & Jamie Evans - May 15 - Married for 23 Years
      Michael & Peggy Rios - May 16 - Married 25 Years
      Victor & Tricia Smith - May 16 - Married 52 Years
      Howard & Karren Peoples - May 18 - 20 Years

      Life Group Ministry

      Life Groups are small groups of individuals that meet once a week in homes around the area. They discuss faith and have a weekly discussion about service that week. Get connected and do family together!

      RezKids Ministry

      RezKids classes are in session during the 10:00 AM service, for six-week-old infants through fifth grade. Check-In opens at 9:45 AM and closes at 10:15 AM. All RezKids videos are available on our website.

      Encounter Youth

      Encounter Youth Ministry meets every Sunday from 3:00-5:00 PM. The Encounter Youth Program at Resurrection Life Church is a powerful ministry for High School and Middle School students. Students attending Encounter Youth are encouraged to Encounter God, Follow God and Share God with others.

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      Engage Women's Ministry

      Engage Women’s Ministry exists to equip women of all ages to connect with God on a deeper level, to Engage in real, meaningful relationships with each other and share the authentic love of Jesus with others.

      Engage Dates:

       May 19th 6-8 pm, we continue to study "The Fruit of The Spirit-through scripture writing". Join us here as we allow the Spirit of God to cultivate His character in us.

      Join Our Facebook Group!


      Forge Men's Ministry

      We, as men, must band together to discuss faith, life and Jesus. Men ages 18 and older are invited to join us.

      As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17.