Stories of Others Living Deeply

At Cedar Springs, we see you – and we’re with you. We know what it’s like to be overwhelmed with the hurriedness of life. We also understand the feeling deep inside you for something deeper than you’re settling for now. In fact, we believe God created us for those deeper things, and we want to help you discover them.

Below are a series of stories from people right here at Cedar Springs. Some come from great experiences while others were walking through hard times. The unifying thread through all of them is a life living deeply in pursuit of Jesus.

Read stories of people living deeply:


“Serving in the refugee ministry has not always been easy. I don’t speak Arabic, Swahili, or even Spanish but when I don’t know what to say or how to say it He does. His words are always there and sometimes what needs to be said can be said with no words at all.”


“So much of the isolation and depression that was nagging me was lack of community so being able to be a part of a group like that and study God’s word together and laugh and talk about your week was so helpful.”


“There are different seasons in life and at some point there comes a time as a couple when your children fly from the nest. In our case when that happened we prayed for God to show us what to do with the next season of our lives.”


“Each time we travel it becomes deeper and richer from the relationships that we have now in the UK and our heart for the cities.”

The Cottrells

“The most important thing for us was getting connected in smaller groups. Rather than just showing up on Sunday mornings, it was getting involved. The church just came alive!”

Penny Cole

“Cedar Springs really laid the foundation for my life. I grew up hearing truth. I grew up seeing how it was lived out in the home.”