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#918 Benjamin Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (1949-79)
 
#918 Benjamin Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (1949-79)
 
#3295 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (1979-89)
 
#3295 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (1979-89)
#3300 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (built 1988)
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#3300 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (built 1988)
#3019 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (2019-)
 
 
===Pastors===
 
===Pastors===
 
#Edwin Visscher, evangelist, 1961-65
 
#Edwin Visscher, evangelist, 1961-65
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Sunshine was one man's dream. Sunshine Chapel had failed twice before Lew Vander Meer took over in 1969. Within two years, it became an organized congregation.
 
Sunshine was one man's dream. Sunshine Chapel had failed twice before Lew Vander Meer took over in 1969. Within two years, it became an organized congregation.
   
A building that seats 2,500, an extremely high growth rate, 40% youth ratio, very high birth rate, and  extremely low death rate would have predicted continued growth for Sunshine. With three Sunday morning worship services, the "80-percent rule" gives us about 8,400 potential worshipers on Sunday. Since some members don't come every week, growth to 8,000 or even 10,000 might have been possible.
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A building that seats 3,500, an extremely high growth rate, 40% youth ratio, very high birth rate, and  extremely low death rate would have predicted continued growth for Sunshine. With three Sunday morning worship services, the "80-percent rule" gives us about 8,400 potential worshipers on Sunday. Since some members don't come every week, growth to 8,000 or even 10,000 might have been possible.
   
 
However, everything changed when Lew Vander Meer had a falling out with his council and resigned his pastorate. A core group followed Lew and founded a new congregation, [http://www.nccwm.org/ New Community Church], which has the potential to grow as Sunshine did.
 
However, everything changed when Lew Vander Meer had a falling out with his council and resigned his pastorate. A core group followed Lew and founded a new congregation, [http://www.nccwm.org/ New Community Church], which has the potential to grow as Sunshine did.
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