INVITING OTHERS INTO OUR LIVES SO THEY CAN SEE GOD'S LOVE & TRUTH

Pastor of Invite

God's primary way to reach His creation is by using His people.

God's primary way to reach His creation is by using His people.  We all desire to be used by God. We want to create a culture in our congregation that is able to understand and listen to hearts through relationships with people, while being a witness of the gospel!

"Join us as we learn how to be more inviting together. Our goal is for everyone of us to be an authentic witness for Christ; and we seek to do this in our families, jobs, schools and everywhere else we go! We want to give the world a glimpse of Christ's love in and through our lives."

Darius White,

Commissioned Pastor of Invite

Upcoming Events

  • Food Trucks Event
    Haven Church
    May 15, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Haven Church, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    Free food, yard games, fun for the whole family!
  • Cornhole Tournament
    Haven Church
    May 15, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Haven Church, 5350 N Sprinkle Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004, USA
    Sign up for the cornhole tournament!
  • Backyard Bible Camp Leader Registration
    Location is TBD
    May 16, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Missing VBS this year? Host a simple Backyard Bible Camp!
  • Sacred Revolution Family Campout
    Haven Church
    Jun 15, 3:00 PM – Jun 17, 11:00 AM
    Haven Church, 5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Middle school and high school students are invited to a campout! Reserve your spot by June 7.

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS TO EXPERIENCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Director of Connect & Pastor Care

Haven Church has people you can connect with.

If you are looking for friends, if you feel like community is what you are lacking, try Haven Church.  It’s OK to try us and just “visit” for a couple of times, but if you are looking for all-in community we have opportunities to experience authentic Christ-following people.

"My philosophy has been shaped to a great extent by this text: if you want the most from your church experience, if the Love of Christ is going to make a difference for you, if you hunger for community, then do this: Agree with each other to love each other... Philippians 2:1"

Lin Batts,

Director of Connecting & Pastoral Care

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, 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.

Prime Time

 A ministry that meets once per month on the second Tuesday at noon, serving mostly retirees. We can always use help cooking and prepping on Mondays 9am - Noon. We also are in need of hosts and hostesses on Tuesdays for the meal and music.

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

A fun way to meet people from Haven! Sign up and be placed in a group of nine or less. Each group meets quarterly for coffee, or dessert or a meal!

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

EQUIP IS ABOUT TRANSFORMATION INTO CHRIST-LIKENESS.

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 September 2020 - May 2021: Studying the book of Genesis, discovering God the Creator and ourselves as His image bearers. Check out the BSF website for more details and area classes.

Mobilize

SENDING PEOPLE OUT INTO THE WORLD TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Pastor of Mobilization

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."

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.

 
 
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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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