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The Motion Initiative, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Address: 1035 Godfrey Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 50
Number of People Being Served: 400
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Mission Statement


To connect urban youth and area adults to L.I.F.E. (Life In the Fullest Extent) through the gateway of cycling.

Description


When you received your first bicycle as a kid; what came with it as an unexpected benefit? As we reflect many of us might agree that a sense of adventure, freedom, and hope came with that bicycle. For many under-resourced urban youth, a decent bicycle and a healthy sense of adventure, freedom, and hope are difficult to find. The Motion Initiative is an organization working to facilitate adventure, freedom, and hope, through the gateway of cycling, to the inner city youth of Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this process we aim to facilitate personal achievement, responsibility, and L.I.F.E.-GIVING alternatives to the pitfalls of growing up in a challenging context. We do believe that a chain can lead to freedom!

When you received your first bicycle as a kid; what came with it as an unexpected benefit? As we reflect many of us might agree that a sense of adventure, freedom, and hope came with that bicycle. For many under-resourced urban youth, a decent bicycle and a healthy sense of adventure, freedom, and hope are difficult to find. The Motion Initiative is an organization working to facilitate adventure, freedom, and hope, through the gateway of cycling, to the inner city youth of Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this process we aim to facilitate personal achievement, responsibility, and L.I.F.E.-GIVING alternatives to the pitfalls of growing up in a challenging context. We do believe that a chain can lead to freedom!

Mission Statement: To connect urban youth and area adults to L.I.F.E. (Life In the Fullest Extent) through the gateway of cycling.

Organizational Statement of Faith


We believe that the Bible is the holy, authoritative, unchanged and inerrant words of the God of the universe. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It is not open for comprise and is the final authority on everything we say and do. (II TIM. 3:16-17) It reveals the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried. We Believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We Believe in the deity our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory. We Believe that all of humanity, due to the original sin of Adam and Eve, have fallen from God’s grace, and separated themselves from His righteousness, and without reconciliation will be held accountable to the holy wrath of God. We Believe that Reconciliation to God comes only through faith in the name of Jesus Christ, the repentance of sins, and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit who indwells in us and enables us to live a godly life. We Believe in the resurrection of both those that are saved and those that are condemned. The saved will be resurrected to life in the Kingdom of Heaven , and those that are condemned will be resurrected to eternity in darkness. We Believe in the reality of the Kingdom of God "now" being displayed and carried out on earth, until the day it is fully established here, at the second coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No