“No level of abuse is too minor to matter, and no survivor is too broken to feel God’s healing grace.”



Where is this going to be?  It’s going to be at Bethel Church – 8360 Cottonwood Dr. Jenison.  From GVSU / Allendale, head South down 48th and take a left at Filmore St.  Fillmore will turn into Cottonwood at which point we are a mile down the road on the left. 


When is this going to take place?  The Not Forsaken conference is going to be the evening of October 30th – 7:00 PM.  This event will be livestreamed for those not able to attend.  Check out Bethel’s YouTube channel for more info.


What is the evening going to be like?  This evening will feature a talk by Jennifer Greenberg, the author of Not Forsaken, in which she outlines her story of abuse at the hands of her earthly father, and her recovery through the grace of her Heavenly Father.  Dr. David Murray, author and conference speaker, will also join us for a discussion and question and answer period.       


Who’s invited?  Anyone and everyone!  This is an evening for the lost, the broken, the healing, the sinners and the saints.  It will benefit those who have experienced abuse, are helping people in abuse and those who are looking for vision in the midst of the valley.  So yes, anyone and everyone is invited!

“Rather than view your pain as the flood that drowns you, view it as the tomb he is guiding you out of.”

About Not Forsaken

Jenn Greenberg was abused by her church-going father. Yet she is still a Christian. In this courageous, compelling book, she reflects on how God brought life and hope in the darkest of situations. Jenn shows how the gospel enables survivors to navigate issues of guilt, forgiveness, love, and value. And she challenges church leaders to protect the vulnerable among their congregations. Her reflections offer Biblical truths and gospel hope that can help survivors of abuse as well as those who walk alongside them.

Book recommendations

Dr. David Murray

professor, author, speaker

“The church has been crying out for a book like this, and the right person has now written it in the right way. Yes, it’s raw, honest, transparent, and painful. That’s why it will resonate with so many. But, unlike so many secular abuse memoirs, this one is also full of grace, truth, gospel, and hope. That’s why it will be redemptive for so many.”

megan lively

Survivor; Founder, Relevant Reach

“Jenn doesn’t shy away from the awful and ugly experiences she has endured; but she also paints a beautiful picture of redemption. As an abuse survivor, Jenn’s words resonated with me. For spouses, family members, or friends seeking to understand abuse in a loved one, this book is perfect. For pastors, teachers, and leaders, this book will be a resource you will find yourself pulling off your bookshelf again and again as you walk beside survivors in your church, ministry, or school.”

Sarah Walton

Author of Hope when it hurts

“A powerful and needed book, as the prevalence of abuse increasingly comes to light in our world and churches. This book will not only be a healing balm for the deepest wounds but will leave you worshiping the God of hope, healing, and redemption.”

about Jenn

Jennifer Greenberg is a Christian, Texan, and stay-at-home mom of three who listens to heavy metal and likes black licorice. Also a singer, Jennifer’s music has been covered by numerous outlets such as Christianity Today, Houston Chronicle, and featured on NPR, FOX 26, and Great Day Houston.

Even through the darkest seasons of her life, God has been faithful and kept her hope alive. Her tenacious will to thrive, empathic ability to discern emotion in others, and skill at articulating complex feelings contribute to her hallmark voice as an author. Not Forsaken, is a natural continuation of Jennifer’s prolific creativity and advocacy. Jennifer is passionate about praying with and supporting others who have faced similar situations. Connect with her online at

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Jenn's Testimony