Guiding Light Mission

Organization Description: 

Guiding Light Mission is a Christian organization providing the homeless and disadvantaged with substance abuse counseling, employment assistance, and biblically based mentorship programs. We serve an average of 7,000 meals a month to the community and donate almost 15,000 pounds of food monthly to local charities. Additionally, we have more than 150 beds available every night for the homeless. The Mission is funded entirely by private donations and relies extensively on volunteers.

255 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Mission Statement: 

Guiding Light Mission exists to provide a healing community that allows broken individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We provide food and shelter while equipping men with social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual skills, thereby preparing them to serve.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe in God, the Father almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to the dead.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right

hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

We ask that all volunteers working in a spiritual capacity please center on salvation and Christian growth. We ask that you not speak on doctrinal issues unique to your denomination or against other Christian ministries.

Do speak about one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and salvation through the blood of Jesus and the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who enables a believer to live a holy life.

Guiding Light Mission is a faith-based organization. Men and women come from various doctrinal backgrounds, and in respecting these differences, we encourage all volunteers to avoid promoting, teaching or sharing personal doctrines of faith.

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