About The Shore

The Shore is a place for you to find real hope, peace, purpose and family.

Learn more about what you'll find here.

We're about small groups.

We believe this is where real community happens — where we can all find encouragement, healing and hope by growing in God's word, together. At The Shore, we call these groups Growth Groups.

....and we like big groups, too.

We intentionalize gathering together as one, big family — the body of Christ!

We love the Bible.

Everything we do is guided by a deep love and respect for the Bible. And we want to help you cultivate a love of God's word, too.

You are welcome here.

Just as you are. No matter where you've been, or where you are now, we believe the love of Jesus is for you.

You're not just a number to us.

We believe God's equipped you with a unique set of talents and abilities. At The Shore, we encourage everyone to get involved to put their skills into action!

What We Teach at The Shore

What we believe and teach is rooted in God's perfect Word — The Bible. Because we know it never changes, we know we can put our hope in it.

Meet Our Pastor

Ben Balge


Pastor Balge was born in Owasso, MI but grew up in New Ulm, MN before his family moved to Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Minnesota Valley Lutheran HS and then Martin Luther College. He is a member of the 2021 graduating class of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He was originally assigned to Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI as a dorm supervisor and religion teacher for 2 years. 

Pastor is married to Erika, they wed in May of 2021 in San Diego, CA. They enjoy going to the beach, going on walks, cooking, spending time with family, and traveling. 

Moving to Parrish has been an exciting time for them. They look forward to engaging with the community, and sharing the love of Jesus with everyone around them.

Pastor's Favorite Bible Verse:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Questions? Contact Us!

We'd love to get to know you more. If you have a question about The Shore, or would like to request a contact from our pastor, complete the form below.

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