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Donald J. Griffioen Collection, 1974-1989

Collection Overview

Title: Donald J. Griffioen Collection, 1974-1989

ID: COLL/094

Creator: Donald J. Griffioen (1932-)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes records of the Mission Analysis and Projection Commission (MAPper).

Biographical Note

Donald J. Griffioen was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 10, 1932. Son of a pastor, Griffioen was raised going to Christian schools and was baptized at Bates Street Christian Reformed. In 1951, Griffieon made his confession of faith and enrolled at Calvin College and Seminary. He graduated from Calvin Seminary in 1957. He married Martheen Geelhoed, also a Grand Rapids native. Griffioen accepted the call from Madison Ave in Paterson, New Jersey where he was ordained in 1958.

In 1964, Griffieon decided to pursue Home Missionary work. He served the Hackensack and Hudson Classis. By 1971, he became Missionary at Large for Grand Rapids Board of Evangelism. Griffieon also served as President at Madison Square Christian Reformed Church Council and as pastor at Grand Rapids Vietnamese Reformed Christian Church. In 1984, he received his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Griffioen retired in 1997.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of D.J. Griffioen

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Mission Analysis and Projection Reports (The MAPper) --- 1974-1989
Box 1
Folder 1: MAPper: Beaverdam CRC --- 1974
Folder 2: MAPper: Trintiy CRC Mount Pleasant, MI; Community CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Little Farms CRC Marne, Michigan --- 1975
Folder 3: MAPper: Immanuel CRC Kalamazoo, MI; Windfall Chapel Grant, MI; First CRC Los Angeles, CA; Lexington Green CRC Kalamazoo, MI; Griggs Chapel Grand Rapids, MI; Fresno CRC, CA; Gold Avenue CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Portage CRC, MI --- 1976
Folder 4: MAPper : Little Farms CRC Marne, MI; Western Michigan University Campus Ministry Kalamazoo, MI; Kenosha CRC, WI; Pine Grove CRC Grant, MI; Northside Community Chapel Paterson, NJ; Dildine CRC Ionia, MI --- 1977
Folder 5: MAPper: Pinegate Community CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Bristolwood CRC Grand Rapids, MI --- 1978
Folder 6: MAPper: Spanish CRC Wyoming, MI; Charlotte CRC, MI; Fellowship CRC Grandville, MI; Goshen CRC, IN --- 1979
Folder 7: MAPper: Unity CRC PAw Paw, MI --- 1980
Folder 8: MAPper: Wayland CRC, MI --- 1982
Folder 9: MAPper: Trinity CRC Philadelphia, PA; Pioneer CRC Cedar Springs, MI --- 1983
Folder 10: MAPper: Lafayette CRC, IN; Charlotte CRC, MI --- 1984
Folder 11: MAPper: Little Farms CRC Marne, MI; Spanish CRC Wyoming, MI; Grandville Avenue CRC Grand Rapids, MI --- 1985
Folder 12: MAPper: East Paris CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Highland Hills CRC Grand Rapids, MI --- 1986
Folder 13: MAPper: East Paris CRC Grand Rapids, MI; La Grave Avenue CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Oakdale Park CRC Grand Rapids, MI; Criminal Justice Chaplaincy Grand Rapids, MI; Ebenezer CRC Berwyn, IL --- 1987
Folder 14: MAPper: New Life CRC Ionia, MI --- 1989