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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 .

Pastor of Mobilization

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.

Shawn Johnson,

Executive Pastor & Director of Mobilization

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.

IMPACT Kalamazoo

Developing servant leaders and transforming communities. The students who attend our mission weeks are completely saturated in a culture of selflessness and love. They experience love for each other, fellow youth groups, home owners, and the people of Kalamazoo. Each day, each activity, and each experience is design specifically to open their eyes to the calling God has placed in their lives.

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 then add a general prayer of blessing, on a printed card which is attached 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.

 
 

2020

 

January
Kids Alive

Kids Alive in Guatemala is committed to rescuing victims of cruel, heart-breaking 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. 

 

February
Safe Families

Safe Families, an outreach of Bethany Christian Services, is committed to serving families in crisis by partnering with local churches to find families willing to open their homes and lives to vulnerable children.

 

March
Katuba

Through Children’s Hopechest, Haven Church has been walking alongside the village of Katuba, Uganda to help them survive, thrive and succeed.

 

April
Youth Missions

Students have a major role in the Kingdom of God to live out their faith in their homes, schools, neighborhoods, and city. Sacred Revolution trains and equips students to be change agents. Following Haven’s mission to Invite, Connect, Equip and Mobilize, we develop students to have a heart for God, one another, and the lost.

 

May
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.

 

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.

 

July
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.

 

August
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 influx of trained leaders to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches.” 

 

September
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.

 

October
Words of Hope

RCA Words of Hope is an RCA 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.

 

November
Doug McClintic

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.

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 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.

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