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Church Events


Vacation Bible School

August 12 - 16, 2024 

    5:30 - 8:30 PM

Join us as we take the children on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation to learn about the 7 C's of History (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross and Consummation).

Register Online for this Epic Adventure!


Our mission is to love God and to love others.


Our vision is to see men, women and children

 become lifelong learners of Jesus Christ

 compelled by love to bless others.



To trust deeply that God is shaping and strengthening us to do all things through Christ.


Radical Hospitality

To welcome, include and support newcomers and those who already belong to the family of faith.


Authentic Worship

 To offer authentic heart-felt worship connecting people to God and to one another.


Intentional Faith Development

 To grow in our understanding of God and His will for our lives by learning and praying together in community.


Risk-Taking Mission and Service

To serve the people around us and across the world through the mercy and love of Christ.


Extravagant Generosity

To give generously to Jesus and others  our time, resources and energy in order to transform the world.




Sunday Morning Worship - 10:00 AM


We look to worship the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as we gather. Our style is a blend of praise band and organ-led singing with preaching from Scripture, prayer and fellowship with one another. Come and join us!



If there is a need, we would like to pray for you.  Email or call us and we would be pleased to add you to our list.  


*Please know we only share prayer requests for those requesting it. Prayer requests can be made for others, but they are never shared wihtout permission.

Faith & Fellowship
Small Groups


We offer adult small groups as a means

of fellowship and bible study.  



Every month we seek to come alongside a mission that is at work in various ways.  If you would like more information about this, please contact us.

Sunday School - 9:00 AM

Sunday School is for all age groups from mid-Septmeber to mid-May.  


Our Staff

Pastor Cobus and Mari Manders and family

Tel: 231-493-5879

Emily Busman

About the Manders Family


After a 2 1/2 year journey with lots of obstacles along the way, the Manders family finally arrived in Michigan at the end of January, 2022, after Pastor Cobus accepted the call to Belltower Reformed Church.  They arrived from South Africa, where they were born and raised.  Cobus and Mari both studied Theology at the University of Pretoria acquiring their BTh and MDiv degrees.  Together, they pastored 5 different congregations in South Africa before moving to the United States.  They are very thankful for this opportunity that God has blessed them with.  Even their 3 dogs, Chelsea, Annie and Bella joined them all the way from South Africa.

They love nature and especially the beautiful landscapes of Northern Michigan.  They sometimes miss all of the wild animals of South Africa, but find pleasure in watching the birds and wildlife of Northern Michigan.  Some of their interests include Ballroom and Latin American dancing, with a couple of dance competitions that they did as a couple in South Africa.  They are also a musical family and love playing music together.  Cobus plays the piano and organ, Mari plays the Djembe (African) drum, and their 2 daughters play the violin and cello.  They also like exploring different places and going on adventures as a family.  Cobus also loves photography and playing golf.

Through everything that we do, with all the talents that God blessed us with, we lift His name up high.  

Psalm 150:  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Our Staff


Our Address

8033 Church Rd, Ellsworth, MI 49729

Tel:  231-588-2844


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