SENDING PEOPLE OUT INTO THE WORLD TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
We live right in the middle of the world's biggest mission field; we don't have to go far to get into action.
Haven has a lot of different Mobilization Opportunities that you can get involved with and make a difference RIGHT NOW .
I join with the Mobilization Deacons in increasing awareness and encouraging congregational participation in service opportunities that bless the community while serving as an example of Christ's love for others.
Executive Pastor & Director of Mobilization
Opportunities to Mobilize
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.
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.
Through Children’s Hopechest, Haven Church has been walking alongside the village of Katuba, Uganda to help them survive, thrive and succeed.
Youth For Christ
For 75 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.
Tyler and Corbyn Silvey
Tyler and Corbyn 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. Renee?
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.
Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
For more than 86 years, KGM has served the community of Kalamazoo, MI, offering radical hospitality in Jesus name to people who are dealing with hunger, homelessness, abuse and addiction.
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.
Elijah and Jessie 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 inTlux of trained leaders to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches.”
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.
Until recently, Doug was a Church Multiplication Consultant for the Synod of the Great Lakes. Now, he is based in Debrecen, Hungary where he will be the RCA Church Planting Coordinator in Europe. He will be 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.
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 40 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.