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Hello Friends,

Please fill out the information section below so we can best meet the needs of your special event.

Also, please make sure to read my Letter to Leaders before scheduling.  

I look forward to a conversation on how we can partner together to help the wandering & wounded find home & healing in Christ! 

Kevin DeVries

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2015

  • 9/1/15 Resurrection Life ReLoad Men’s Ministry, Grandville, MI
  • 9/9/15 Kentwood Community Church Freedom Fighters Men’s Ministry, Kentwood, MI
  • 9/26/15 Go The Distance Ministries – Hearts Alive & Free Men’s Retreat, Hillsdale, MI
  • 9/30/15 National Coalition of Ministries to Men “Hang Out With A Hero” Webcast
  • 10/1/15 Noble Heart Men’s Ministry Webcast
  • 10/3/15 Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, Hamburg, NY
  • 10/8/15 Finding Noah – Meet Explorer, Kevin DeVries, Celebration Cinema N, Grand Rapids. MI
  • 10/30/15 Zeeland High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Zeeland, MI
  • 10/31/15 Connection Church, Canton, MI
  • 11/5-8/15 S. Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Retreat, San Isabel, CO
  • 11/9-11/15 National Coalition of Ministries to Men Reload Conference, Golden, CO
  • 12/15/15 Finding Noah – Meet The Explorer, Kevin DeVries, Celebration Cinema, Grand Rapids. MI

2016

  • 1/16/16 Compelled Church Mens Breakfast, Temperance, MI
  • 1/17/16 Compelled Church, Temperance, MI
  • 2/18/16 Go The Distance Mens Ministries, Caledonia, MI
  • 2/20/16 ISI  (Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference) Focal Point Ministries, Orland Park, IL
  • 2/27/16 ISI Noble Warriors, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2/28/16 Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville, VA
  • 3/5/16 ISI Focal Point Ministries, Beloit, WI
  • 3/12/16 ISI Point Man Ministries, Baltimore, MD
  • 3/19/16 ISI North East Hartford, CT
  • 3/29/16 Cornerstone Church, Wyoming, MI
  • 4/10/16 First Baptist Church, Downers Grove, IL
  • 4/16/16 ISI Point Man Ministries, Allentown, PA
  • 4/21/16 Kent District Library, Wyoming, MI
  • 4/23/16 Singles Ministry, Resurrection Life, Grandville, MI
  • 4/30/16 ISI North East,  Portsmouth, NH & Portland, ME
  • 5/3/16 Buffalo Museum of Science webcast, Buffalo, NY
  • 5/12/16 Res Life Reload Men’s Retreat, Grace Adventures, Silver Lake, MI
  • 5/14/16 ISI North East, Worcester, MA
  • 5/21/16 ISI American Men of Impact, Kalispell, MT
  • 6/11/16 Singles Ministry, Resurrection Life, Grandville, MI
  • 6/24/16 Cornerstone Heritage Hills UMC, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 7/7/16 Hearts Alive & Free Men’s Retreat Webcast, Lansing, MI
  • 7/21/16 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp, Albion, MI
  • 7/25/16 The Pastor Project Podcast, N. CA
  • 8/13/16 Singles Ministry, Resurrection Life, Grandville, MI
  • 8/15/16 Northpointe Christian School, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/18/16 Fight Night Men’s Ministry, Ionia, MI
  • 9/2-5/16 Set Apart – The Singles Network Ministries, Raleigh, NC
  • 9/17/16 Noble Warriors North, Stafford, VA
  • 9/18/16 Richland Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 9/24-29/16 Character That Counts Ministry, Kansas City, MO
  • 9/30/16 Pastor Care West MI Celebration Banquet, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 10/9/16 The GateWay Church, Grand Haven, MI
  • 10/21/16 Pastor Care West MI Celebration Banquet, Holland, MI
  • 10/29/16 ISI Christian Service Brigade, Rochester, NY
  • 11/6/16 Dansville Free Methodist Church, Dansville, MI
  • 11/14/16 Real Life Christian Church, Clermont, FL
  • 11/14-16/16 National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCCM) Reload 16′, Orlando, FL
  • 12/10/16 Singles Ministry, Resurrection Life, Grandville, MI

2017

  • 1/2-12/17 Uncommon Spiritual Journeys, ISRAEL
  • 1/30/17 Overflow Church, Benton Harbor, MI
  • 2/4/17 No Regrets Men’s Conference @ EFC Church, St. Joseph, MI
  • 2/10 – 2/11/17 Easthaven Baptist Church Men’s Retreat, Kalispell, MT
  • 2/12/17 Great Falls First Church of The Nazarene, Great Falls, MT
  • 2/13/17 Adventure Church – Kalispell, MT
  • 2/15/17 Stillwater Christian School, Kalispell, MT
  •  2/15/17 Easthaven Baptist Church, Kalispell, MT
  • 2/18/17 ISI Real Momentum Ministries, Omaha, NE
  • 2/19/17 First Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MO
  • 2/19/17 Cruise Holidays of Kansas City, MO
  • 2/21/17 NorthPointe Christian School Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2/28/17 Great Lakes Bible College, Lansing, MI
  • 3/4/17  ISI Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, Terre Haute, IN
  • 3/5/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 3/7/17 Lansing Christian School, Lansing, MI
  • 3/11/17 ISI Christian Service Brigade, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 3/18/17 ISI Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, Springfield, IL
  • 4/1/17 ISI Gulf South Men, Houma, LA
  • 4/2/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 4/5/17 Cornerstone University Chapel, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 4/8/17 ISI Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, Champaign, IL
  • 4/13/17 Warriors Table, Lansing, MI
  • 4/22/17 Mt. Hope Church Men’s Breakfast, Portland, MI
  • 4/29/17 ISI North East, Albany, NY
  • 4/30/17 Dartmouth Bible Church, Dartmouth, MA
  • 5/2/17 Dartmouth Bible Church, Dartmouth, MA
  • 5/6/17 ISI North East, Manchester, NH
  • 5/7/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 5/12-13/17 Midwest Single Parenting Summit, Hudsonville, MI
  • 5/18-25/17 Men’s Equipping Network/ Mighty Men Movement, Fresno, CA
  • 6/4/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 6/10/17 Better LIfe Church, Caledonia, MI
  • 7/16/17 Immanuel Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 7/19/17 New Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 7/25/17 Cinevee Podcast, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/13/17 Immanuel Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/13/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8/17-20/17 Band of Broham’s Mens Retreat – UP Bible Camp, MI
  • 9/6-17/17 Grace Explorations & Uncommon Spiritual Retreats, Israel
  • 9/10/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 9/23/17 Grace Fellowship Church Men’s Breakfast, Jenison, MI
  • 10/8/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 10/21/17 Ridge Point Community Church Men’s Breakfast, Holland, MI
  • 11/12/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 11/13-15/17 National Coalition of Ministries to Men, Nashville, TN
  • 11/16/17 Pastors Care Network, Grand Rapids, MI 
  • 11/17-19/17 Men of Valor, New England 
  • 11/26/17 Better Life Church, Caledonia, MI
  • 12/10/17 Grace Explorations/BASE CAMP – Founders Brewing Co, Grand Rapids, MI

2018

 

  • 2/2/18 Wild Game Dinner, Ada Bible Church, Ada, MI
  • 2/16-18/18 Manhood Unchained/2nd Baptist Church, Springfield, MO
  • 3/10/18 ISI Christian Service Brigade, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 3/24/18 ISI Christian Service Brigade, Buffalo, NY
  • 6/9/18 Mt. Hope Church Men’s Retreat, Grand Blanc, MI

 

  • Join Kevin every Tuesday night @ 8:30PM for $1 Burgers, Beer & Brotherhood @ Bar Louies/Woodland Mall, Grand Rapids, MI 

LETTER TO LEADERS

Dear Faith Leader,

As a leader in your faith community, you are in a unique position to help others find home and healing in Christ. I believe God has given me a powerful story to help you accomplish that with a new and innovative approach to ministry @ www.GraceExplorations.com

As a former ordained minister and national church consultant during the 1990’s, I understand the power in the pulpit. Now, more than a decade and a half later, I understand the pain in the pew. As a divorced parent of two children, I represent half or more of the U.S. population in your community. Too often in our fight for what is right, we forget what is real. The pain in your place is real.

 I can help you reach people in pain.

I’ve experienced divorce, bankruptcy and loss of home only to find that love is wealth and a healed heart is home. Timeless trauma that has happened to us is healed with transcendent time – a “thin place” where eternity’s weight thins out time. When eternity’s weight thins out time, anything can happen in time because it’s already happened in eternity.

I have found this place.

And I can lead your community there. It is a true place not found on any map except in our everlasting hearts that so often ache to be healed.

After a long exile from ministry, I’ve learned that failure can set us aside in humiliation or it can set us apart in humility that brings forth a holy mission. Where shame pushes you to the side, God places apart, and that space in-between is Grace. When God calls, He never hangs up. Silence is our shame and so many times we misinterpret this silence as His blame. Failure humbles us so we can be proud of grace. When we do our worst, grace does her best. Success might impress but failing forward makes an impact. Pain connects us to others who are suffering to create positive change.

I am willing to share my worst day: The Day The Devil Came To Church so that your community can be impacted and see God’s redemptive best.

Show every single, divorced, bankrupt and broken person struggling with trauma they truly belong in the body of Christ. I am not afraid to touch the leprous, unfeeling, hidden parts of the human heart because God has healed me of the same disease: Shame. My pain and misery have become a powerful message for the masses. God often chooses His candidates from the pit as a passage to the palace. My confidence, therefore, is not in circumstances but in Christ – the Lion of Judah Who is on the loose. He’s not safe but He is dangerously good. When He roars as Aslan the Lion in C.S. Lewis’ – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the long winter of lingering wounds surrenders to spring. The wicked White Witch of trauma is slain and her wand is wrecked with wonder…the wonder of being able to feel in order to heal in a world that remains numb.

It’s always winter never spring until we hear the roar of the King. If you hear the Lion’s roar in this letter, and you yearn for spring in your own heart and the hearts of those entrusted to your care, please complete the Speaker’s Form HERE

I recently completed a national speaking tour with Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Ministry Conferences across the USA and would love to share my story with your community as well.

It is a high privilege to be entrusted with the spiritual needs of so many, and you have my utmost respect. I welcome the opportunity to give your heart a rest and help you carry the load, however brief yet powerful it may prove to be.

Best regards,

Kevin DeVries

Founder & President

Grace Explorations

kevin@GraceExplorations.com

www.GraceExplorations.com

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It is not down on any map; true places never are. – Herman Melville