• The Ark 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Architect: P. Zanstra. The architecture of the church, with its nave in the center of a square floor plan, visually alludes to the ark/ship.
    • Baptismal Font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The Baptismal Font is a natural rock with a depression for water and a Biblical reference to Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4).
    • Baptismal font 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Chancel area 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The Reformed heritage of this church is obvious from the Baptismal Font, the symbolic table for the Lord's supper and the dominant pulpit with sounding board.
    • Choir balcony and positif 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      True to its Reformed tradition the organ and choir are in the balcony to augment the congregation. Positiv by D. A. Flentrop. Specifications in Christ and Architecture, p. 120.
    • The Church of the Resurrection (Opstandingskerk) 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The cerrated exterior of the church allows for a lightsome interior. Note the housing for the custodian to the left of the church.
    • The Church of the Resurrection (Opstandingskerk), 1956 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Professor M.F. Duintjer, architect. Lovingly referred to as the Church of the Holy Coal Bucket, The belltower was reminiscent of that then familiar household object.
    • Church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      With the typical austerity, a very high and prominet pulpit stands above a communion table of the same material, which is also reflected in the font to the left and the wall, behind which are the pews for the elders.
    • Coal bucket 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
    • Coffee 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
    • The communion room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Since the time of the Reformation it has been customary for the Dutch Reformed to gather around the Communion table, either seated or standing. In the great cathedrals it was the choir which became the "organ room" in many ...
    • Communion Table and positif 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The great Communion Table, with its concrete base, is given as sense of majesty and joy by a marble veneer.
    • Entrance to church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The economy of materials holds the entire structure together with the liturgical elements. Here the doors to the sanctuary are consistent with the pews and pulpit. The Baptismal Font grows out of the concrete of the floor, ...
    • Fellowship room. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The ancillary fellowship room looks into the main church room for overflow attendance as needed.
    • Great church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      With a renewed theological emphasis upon the church as community and the gathered body of Christ, we find expression of that emphasis in the way the congregation gathers around the means of grace: font ,table, and pulpit ...
    • Immanuëlkerk, Vry-Evangelische, 1966. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      B. B. Westerhuis, architect.
    • Interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      A "free" Protestant church, it none the less reflects it's Reformed heritage in a dominant pulpit and sounding board with a simple table and positiv on the side wall.
    • Koningskerk (Gereformeerd), 1955 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Architects: W. van de Kuilen and C. Trappenburg. In a huge abstract relief of a lion alluding to one of the symbols for the Dutch Republic and William of Orange.
    • Liturgical center 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Note that there is a separate rack for the collection sacks in order to keep them off of the communion table.
    • Lord's Table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The simplicity of the table evokes perhaps the original table of our Lord, while at the same time integral to the material of the pulpit and the dominant cross.