Engage

Following are some ways to engage with God as He works in and through you.

Upcoming Events

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Opportunities to Get Connected

Stephen Ministry

If you are going through some challenges, talk to Lin, Director of Care & Connecting. She can help you get in touch with a person that will listen and pray with you and for you. Stephen Ministry is a confidential, caring, one-to-one ministry. If you have interest in caring for others, Contact Lin Batts to find out more information on training sessions!

Disciple Care

A group that mobilizes to send cards or bring a loaf of bread to those having health or other challenges. 

Come to our meeting the second Tuesday of each month at 4PM.

ConnecTeam

A group which plans and carries out the Fun For All events at Haven! If you are a party person, We need you!

Meet & Eat

Get to know your fellow Havenites in a casual setting. Groups will be starting up again in the Fall. Stay tuned for more information!

Grief Share

Six week, video driven support ministry for those who are grieving. It is open to all! There is a suggested twenty dollar donation. If you would be interested in serving as a leader, please contact Lin Batts.

Equip Opportunities

Life Groups

Living out the Christian life together as laid out in The Plan, Life Groups gather to encourage, build up and challenge each other.

Bible Study Fellowship - Tuesdays @ 9:30 AM

BSF offers free, in-depth Bible study with trained group leaders for people of all denominations. We study Holy Scripture to know God and apply His Truth. Go to the BSF website for more details and area classes.

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  • Sunday 11:30 AM - Life Group with Nanette & Steve Kokmeyer
    Sep 19, 11:30 AM
    Haven Church Room 209, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
  • Sunday 11:30 AM - Life Group with Pastor Craig
    Sep 19, 11:30 AM
    Haven Church Room 107, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends and Everything Important That Happens in Between
  • Sunday Morning: Focus Life Group - Romans 12-16 Bible Study
    Sep 19, 8:30 AM
    Haven Church Great Room, 5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Lead by Keith Lohman, living out the Christian life together as laid out in The Plan, Life Groups gather to encourage, build up and challenge each other.
  • Sunday Morning: Why Invite? With Pastor Darius White
    Sep 19, 8:30 AM
    Haven Church, 5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Lead by Pastor Darius, living out the Christian life together as laid out in The Plan, Life Groups gather to encourage, build up and challenge each other.
  • Sunday Morning: Living Hope/Experiencing God by Blackaby, with Pastor Shawn
    Sep 19, 8:30 AM
    Haven Church , 5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Seven Realities for Experiencing God, by Blackaby. Lead by Pastor Shawn..
  • Thursday Life Group: The Sacred Overlap with Kevin Platte
    Sep 16, 6:00 PM
    Haven Church Lounge, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    The Sacred Overlap: Where the Sacred and the Secular Intersect. Lead by Kevin Platte
  • Wednesday - Healthy Marriages Life Group with Pastor Craig & Lisa
    Sep 15, 6:00 PM
    Haven Church , 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    Children's Life Groups for first-fifth graders will also be available, as well as the nursery!
  • Wednesday Night: Alive in the Word, with Sara Collison
    Sep 15, 6:00 PM
    SHALOM, 3191 Van Buren St, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    Inductive Bible Study of Jeremiah
  • Tuesday Life Group: Growing Older & Wiser Life Guide Bible Study, with Dave Person
    Sep 14, 4:00 PM
    Address TBA, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • Monday Life Group: Follow Me by David Platt with Pastor Shawn Johnson
    Sep 13, 6:00 PM
    Haven Church Lounge, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    Follow Me: How to Follow the Call to Live as a Disciple of Jesus by David Platte, led by Pastor Shawn
 

Opportunities to Mobilize

Katuba, Uganda

We have been partnering with Katuba, Uganda through Children’s HopeChest since 2014. Our participation involves sponsorship, relationship-building trips to Katuba, fund-raising for specific projects and more. Visit the HopeChest website for more information.

Kzoo Packs

Kzoo Packs benefit children in the Kalamazoo area who are entering the foster care system, providing them basic hygiene supplies and a small comfort item. Visit the Info Wall for a full list of items you can donate.

Prayer Shawls

Haven Church was contacted by Bronson Hospital, Bereavement Services, asking for prayer shawls. The shawls can be knitted or crocheted. We attach a card with a general prayer of blessing to the shawl, and give the shawls to the Chaplain’s office at Bronson. The shawls will be distributed to those sitting with a family member or to the patients themselves as Christ’s comfort and love to the individual. In this small way we can share Christ love to those hurting.

Food Distribution

This program takes place at Haven on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 8:30 - 9:30am each month. Volunteers distribute food, as well as interact with, pray for, and assist members of our community and congregation. This program serves hundreds of families each week and is sustained through your generous donations.

Kids Hope

One Child. One Hour. One School. One Church to make a positive difference in a child's life! Many children fall through the cracks; being able to participate in the Kids Hope Program is a way for them to excel and be encouraged to have and meet their goals. If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Kids Hope with Haven Church, please email the office.

Want more information? Ask about our mobilization opportunites.

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2021

January
Kids Alive

Kids Alive in Guatemala is committed to rescuing victims of cruel, heartbreaking abuse, and showing them that they have inherent worth and potential. Christian house parents provide a loving, safe environment for these rescued girls while they receive quality education and trauma-focused therapy to help them adjust to life away from their abusers and begin rebuilding their lives.

March
Katuba

Through Children’s HopeChest, Haven Church has been walking alongside the village of Katuba, Uganda to help them survive, thrive and succeed. www.hopechest.org/carepoints/katuba

May
Corbyn & Tyler Silvey

Corbyn and Tyler are partnering with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to plant a church in Baltimore, Maryland. The mission of the Church of the Harbor is to declare Truth and display Love that people would be devoted followers of Jesus.

July
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

For seventy-five years, YFC has been reaching young people throughout Southwest Michigan. Last year alone, YFC was involved with over 1500 students, with 208 making a first-time decision to trust Jesus as their Savior.

September
Jessie & Elijah Brook

Jessie, a daughter of Haven, and her husband, Elijah, are serving in Edinburgh, Scotland with the Alliance for Transatlantic Theological Training, which exists to “enable an influx of trained leaders to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches.”

November
Doug McClintic

Doug is based in Debrecen, Hungary where he is the RCA Church Planting Coordinator in Europe. He is building partnerships between North American churches and church planting efforts in Europe, equipping church planters for mission and multiplication in a post-Christian society and increasing the number and scope of church plants in Europe to reach migrating and post-Christian Europeans.

February
Missional Chaplains

They exist to help organizations succeed by strengthening people in wellness, spiritual and emotional health through providing daily, individualized care from trained community chaplains. They are able to walk alongside and encourage those in need through care, compassion and a ministry of presence. The Spirit of God—of acceptance, forgiveness and love—is the presence that we have the privilege to represent in our community.

April
Youth for Christ

For seventy-five years, YFC has been reaching young people throughout Southwest Michigan. Last year alone, YFC was involved with over 1500 students, with 208 making a first-time decision to trust Jesus as their Savior.

June
Jesus Loves Kalamazoo

JLK exists to cultivate unity among Christ-following churches for the purpose of revealing God’s Kingdom through acts of love and compassion done together in the name of Jesus Christ as well as community outreach.

August
Words of Hope

An RCA ministry, Words of Hope is an international media ministry working to build the church throughout the world. Words of Hope focuses on areas that are hard to reach with the gospel, either because of poverty, geography, or social antagonism toward Christianity. They partner with existing Christian organizations in these hard-to-reach countries and equip them to more effectively ministry in their own language and context, among their own people.

October
International Justice Mission

IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. They partner with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors through counseling, discipleship and education and strengthen justice systems.

December
SHALOM

SHALOM is an acronym for Self-Help Alternative Living Opportunities of Michigan. Their desire is to reach all people with the love and wholeness we ourselves are receiving through Christ. The SHALOM Network has seven homes with forty residents. The homes are each managed by Christian care providers and operate as extended family, giving residents a place they call home with the support they need.

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Text (269) 222-7642

your dollar amount plus "missions"

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select the "Missions" fund

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all profits go to our Mission of the Month