Supersonic encompasses all of our chaplains providing direct ministry to the coaches and teams at Grand Valley. Chaplains currently serve Lakers track and field/cross country – men and women – softball, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball. Chaplains are on call 24/7 reaching out, serving, ministering, encouraging and challenging students, athletes and coaches.  Whether we are on the sidelines, on the road, in the locker room or at a hospital bedside, we are ready to reach out a hand to students with a crucial ministry of presence. We provide students opportunities for meals, mentorship, coffee, encouragement and fun. Supersonic ministry has touched more than 2,500 students over the past 15 years. Supersonic impacts the lives of students (and their families), coaches (and their families) and faculty (and their families.)

Beyond – We continue to serve and encourage our student alumni as they complete their college education and transition into their lives and careers. Ministering to our alumni has been an unexpected privilege and delight as we offer continued wisdom and then watch how God uses these amazing young people for His purposes!  With our Alumni Advisory Board, SERVE trip alumni and Supersonic Alumni there is always an opportunity to continue to minister and encourage these amazing young adults. This group grows with each graduation ceremony! We now have a Board of Trustees member who is an alumni of our Supersonic ministry – a beautifully completed circle.

Faith Building – We offer opportunities for Bible studies as requested by coaches or students. We provide mentoring and materials for students desiring to lead Bible studies for their teams. We currently provide encouragement for the student leader of a wonderful, well attended Bible study for track and field/cross country team. We provide Bibles to students who desire them and do not have access to their own copy of God’s word.  We are always ready to give an answer when asked about our faith and our Savior.

SERVE Trips –  Each summer we take a team of students to SERVE a needy community. This past summer we served at Rockford’s Camp Roger and made a huge difference locally. We are looking forward to this year’s trip where we will be working with Serving You Ministries in Birmingham, Alabama, the city where Chap Andy began his ministry to students in the 1970’s.  We led a trip to SERVE Lumberton (NC) a community devastated by repeated flooding the past two years.  Serving alongside local organizations, we are able to make a difference in needy or recovering communities. Traveling and working side by side with our students presents a powerful opportunity to build relationships and exhibit a faith filled life while making an impact on our world! The skilled tradesmen and women who travel with us to manage our projects multiply our ministry to these students as they join us in reaching students in the name of Christ.

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