RLCI was birthed out of Resurrection Life Church, a vibrant, full-gospel church pastored by Duane Vander Klok in Grandville, Michigan. In the late 1980’s, visionary leaders from Resurrection Life Church began to branch out and plant churches in other parts of Michigan. The need to relate and grow together as leaders and churches inspired the birth of RLCI in 1993. Throughout the years, other churches, both regionally and beyond, have joined RLCI with this common desire. To date, the RLCI church association has grown into an influential association of churches and organizations that come together to build relationships and grow for impact in this generation.