About Second Church
Our purpose as a church could be summed up in the following words; we exist to help people love God and love others. We get that purpose from the Bible in Mark 12, where Jesus says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."
While this sounds simple, we know that in real life it’s anything but easy! We know that we need help to live this out completely, and that why this church exists. We gather on Sunday mornings to worship God and learn more about him, and then we go out into the world and try to live out what we’ve learned. In addition to our worship services, we have discipleship ministries for all ages, all of which are geared to help us live out Jesus’ call to radical love. We also offer many opportunities for people to impact our community with Jesus’ love; please click on any of the links above to learn more about our church!
Pastor Dan Eisnor, Senior Pastor
Lauren and I have had the privilege of serving at 2nd Reformed since 2014. We have three children, Kate, Luke and Levi and Lauren is a teacher in Grand Haven. I graduated from Calvin College in 1999 and Western Theological Seminary in 2007. I enjoy watching lacrosse and football as well as collecting coins and rocks. My favorite book is East of Eden by John Steinbeck and my favorite movie is The Thin Red Line. What I love most about 2nd is that there is a strong sense of community and family amongst the people here along with a deep value for local mission and service. My favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 5:14-20 “For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.”