Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
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  • Harbor Churches One Baptism

    August 15, 2017

    This past Sunday our five campuses joined together as one church to celebrate baptism and the stories of what God has been doing in our communities. It was seriously such an amazing day. First off, I love the way our one church events show us something important about the greater church. We don’t exist as […]

  • Divided as One

    August 8, 2017

    It is no secret that we are living in divisive times. Today, we find divisions in the everything from family to work to politics. This is nothing new; in fact, we can find giant political divisions in the Bible! In 930 B.C., the once united kingdom of God’s people split into two separate nations: the […]

  • Be Global

    August 1, 2017

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 For about a year now, the phrase “be global” has been ringing in my head. I haven’t been able to put […]

  • Grace and Peace Fair Haven!

    July 20, 2017

    Grace and Peace can be a greeting, and it can be a salutation. But I believe Grace and Peace begin as a way of life, which then adds gravitas to the greeting and salutation. I understand Grace as a gift, unmerited favor, and the very breath in our lungs. You and I exist, we are […]

  • Geno Got a Haircut

    July 17, 2017

    Geno got a haircut. Over the years I have watched him grow it out to a long ponytail only to cut it all off and start over again. Last night I asked him why he does that. He gave me a pretty solid answer that fit well with what our new Church Planting Resident, Wally […]

  • Middle Schoolers’ Matter

    July 11, 2017

    I tell people all the time I have the best job ever. No really. I do. I go to middle school lunches, middle school soccer games, bring screaming middle school girls to NewsBoys concerts… all of those center around middle schoolers. Society as a whole has little value for middle schoolers. They can’t quite drive. […]

  • You Have a Story Worth Telling

    July 5, 2017

    You Have A Story Worth Telling. Psalm 107 NIV Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— I’ve often heard stories that start out with, “I don’t really have a good story. I grew up in a stable, Christian home…” Maybe […]

  • Seeing Psalm 22 at Youth Week

    June 29, 2017

    Last week I had the incredible opportunity to take part in Youth Week. (If you aren’t familiar with Youth Week, you can see the details from this year’s here: http://youthweek2017.com.) For now, Youth Week is basically where summer camp meets mission trip. This year, we had over 270 middle and high school students fill our […]

  • Youth Week 2017

    June 23, 2017

    Youth Week 2017 has taken a combined 4,288 human hours to plan. During Youth Week, adults served 7,170 hours and students served at least a combined 5,400 hours. Altogether, I estimate that Youth Week amounts to about 16,858 human work hours. That’s a crazy statistic. And with all of the people’s time given to a single thing, […]

  • Cut to the Heart

    June 13, 2017

    We first hear this phrase in Acts 2, when we learn about the Pentecost. The word Pentecost derives from a Greek word meaning 50. The first Pentecost happened 50 days after Easter. The Bible tells the story of a gathering in Jerusalem, where 120 people, including Jesus’ Apostles, his brothers, and his mother, were gathered […]