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Sunshine took its time selecting a new pastor, and they cannot be blamed. When a growing congregation loses its founding pastor, there is a time of reorientation. At this point (early 2013), Sunshine is once again without a pastor.
 
Sunshine took its time selecting a new pastor, and they cannot be blamed. When a growing congregation loses its founding pastor, there is a time of reorientation. At this point (early 2013), Sunshine is once again without a pastor.
 
Currently (late 2018), Sunshine has left it's focus of a "destination-programming church" on the East Beltline and returned to it's humble roots of neighborhood outreach; the congregation is close, healthy, and strong after many years of division and has been focusing on and training in outreach. Pastor Joshua Blunt is in his 5th year at the church and the property has been sold. The congregation (after about a 2 year process) voted to sell it and buy another property in the Creston neighborhood.
 
 
The focus on neighborhood outreach has changed the way that congregants from Sunshine do ministry. Rather than expecting people to come to the church building, congregants are now taking the initiative to serve and reach out to families and individuals around them. The people are the church.
 
 
As of August, 2018, Sunshine is not yet operating from the newly purchased property, but rather is building a versatile worship space there now and hopes to begin worshiping on location soon. The big building on the East Beltline is currently not in use for worship anymore as the congregation has been worshiping at Cornerstone University at Christ Chapel for the past 2 years during the moving process. Sunshine plans to begin worshipping at the new location in early 2019.
 
 
[[File:Sunshine-crc-members.png|thumb|253px|Membership data, Sunshine Community, Grand Rapids, MI]]
 
[[File:Sunshine-crc-members.png|thumb|253px|Membership data, Sunshine Community, Grand Rapids, MI]]
 
===Membership Data===
 
===Membership Data===
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