Allison Graff

Allison R. Graff ( recently graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a degree in English. She is now a freelance writer and editor working as web communications coordinator at her alma mater.

Articles by this author:

  • A Work in Progress

    Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Scan the crowd at one of Madison Square Church’s well-attended Sunday services and you’ll see something rare: a group whose demographics actually looks like its diversely-peopled promotional materials.

  • Beyond the Picket Fences

    Mars Hill Bible Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    You may be wondering why we chose to profile Mars Hill Bible Church, since usually we profile churches within the Reformed tradition. Mars Hill, led by Rob Bell, has a national reputation for being a growing, leading-edge church. While many churches are grappling with the seeming exodus of their young adults, Mars Hill and churches like it are attracting young adults in droves. That led me to wonder what it was about Mars Hill that appealed to young adults, and what we can learn from that church.