Grace Church Exposed - Mt. Pleasant, MI Young Church, Twelve17 Coffee Roasters, 1217 S. Mission, Mount Pleasant

Protect, Expose, Heal - "Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them."

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IndigoBunting6’s Story

I am a former member of Grace Church. I am ashamed of how long I attended, was deeply involved and committed to this church. I wanted to share some of my concerns as a warning to all involved or thinking of being involved.Read More…

AJS’s Story

Here is my story…. I am a college student and I previously attended Grace Church for 14 years. I left Grace Church with my family 3 years ago after having been there almost my whole life. During that time, I was involved in the coffee team, children’s ministry, music ministry, and helped lead the cleaning ministry. I was also an intern for two years and as a part of those internships, attended two pilgrimage trips. With no exaggeration, this church was my life and leaving was the hardest thing I have ever experienced.Read More…

JRM’s Story

I was at grace for 14 years before I walked away. I guess I gradually faded out. In the beginning I was valued. I served, was an intern a few times, worked full time, had a leadership role, went on multiple pilgrimages. I loved being part of this and bringing others to know Christ. There were some things that I look back on now and wonder how I didn’t see the control and manipulation.Read More…

SB’s Story

My story isn’t as messed up as other ones I’ve heard. When this came up, I started thinking back on various post-Young Church feelings that I had and thought of a brief e-mail exchanged that I had with Scott K that happened after he sent me a “Celebrate our 10-year reunion” e-mail. It got a little hot, but I think the rawness of my email is worth sharing (this was in 2008, so about 3 years after leaving). I certainly don’t have this animosity now (10+) years later. The following is pretty raw, but I think it sums up what was going on in my head and heart at the time. Perhaps it will resonate with some of you who are sorting stuff out.Read More…

Drew’s Story

Here is what you can expect, in sequence, after a family member or you, joins Grace Church. I have experienced it first hand.Read More…

Seektruthgivelove’s Story

I am a former member as well. In the few short years I attended (2004-2008) I can attest to several experiences that were not at all God honoring and actually emotionally/spiritually abusive.Read More…

Sara’s Story

Hello everyone. I am the kind of person that prefers one-on-one conversation, but I decided to take a risk and share a portion of my story here. I attended The Young Church / Grace Church in Mt. Pleasant for something like 8 years, and have been gone from there almost as long. I have almost no ongoing anger or raw hurt from my leaving, though it took me a number of years to heal, and healing is something I realize periodically I still get a chance to do more of. Read More…

Ryan’s Story

In respect to those at Grace, I will not use their full names, but a two letter identifier that those who have been at Grace will recognize. I initially went to Grace with a group of friends from another religious organization on campus. From day one I had my reservations about committing to the church the way that others did, but it was made clear by the leadership that you could not achieve their level of faith without being all in.Read More…

Prefertoremainanon’s Story

Though the subject isn’t great, I’m so happy to see that people have been able to share and express their experiences and have their voices heard. I relive my experience as I read each post and wish that I could take all the pain out of your lives. A lot of what happened to me at Young Church/Grace Church is instrumental to the core of who I am. I have no idea what kind of person I would be if I hadn’t been raised there. While I am proud of who I am, I have suffered from years of depression and self-doubt and it took a lot of fighting to accept myself for who I am. Read More…

KS’s Story

We attempted to attend this church a couple of times. Each time we became uncomfortable with the vibe of the church. I won’t go into detail because it doesn’t really matter, we didn’t attend long. But it truly felt like God was protecting us from this church.Read More…

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