Outreach Ministy

Appalachia Reach Out
Inez, Kentucky
Appalachia Reach Out’s mission is to be Christ’s love in action through being His hands, His Feet, His heart, and His mission each day, every day, in all they do.  They believe it’s through their acts of kindness, goodwill, love, and support people will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Christ, through His example of love and mercy, opened up doors with others through relationships.  Their prayer is to do the same.  This happens by showing Christ’s love through assisting our neighbors in a holistic approach so they can become disciples of Christ.  ARO partners with Christians, churches, businesses, ministries, and individuals to carry out the love of Christ through the Great Commission in their community.
Ascending Leaders
Mike Johnson
This ministry supports effective discipleship in churches by coaching, teaching and resourcing.  They coach churches, teach discipleship to staff and lay leaders and publish small group studies for use by disciples.  They provide experienced coaches who will help you find your church’s unique strengths, set unique goals for creating a discipleship culture, and implement clear action steps to get there.  Their coaches walk alongside you, because they understand that discipleship is not an inspiring event or an academic seminar; it’s a journey.
Beautiful Gate Lesotho
Lesotho, Africa
Beautiful Gate exists to reach out to orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children ages newborn to 5 years old, and give them the love they need and deserve.  It exists to glorify God by giving these children their childhood while they wait for their forever families which is the ultimate goal.  Until that happens Beautiful Gate is their family.
Tom & Kristin Buursma family
Manila, Philippines
Tom & Kristin and their four daughters are missionaries for World Team and live in Manila, Philippines.  They presently continue their former work of discipling new believers and planting churches, remaining involved with their former teammates on Catanduanes Island.  Tom has also taken on the role as the field director of World Team Philippines, his mission in that country.  He helps all the missionaries in the field succeed in their work whether it be making disciples, planting churches, facilitating the work of the Filipino Church or educating the children of missionaries.
ReFrame Ministries
Our deepest desire is to see the Gospel change the hearts and lives of people all around the globe.  Using technology and media we take the word of God to people right where they are so that they can reframe their lives in light of who God is and how much He loves them.
City On A Hill
City On A Hill honors God by cultivating an affordable, inviting and collaborative space where ministries and other nonprofits can both grow and do more good for our community and the world.  Through their community resource ministries, they care for individuals and families seeking healthcare, mentoring, fellowship and renewal.
Compassionate Heart
Compassionate Heart provides a safe, Christ-centered drop in center for teens and young adults with mild to moderate disabilities between the ages of 14 – 35.  They provide fun social opportunities and peer friendships, encourage spiritual growth, engage in community experiences and equip young people to make a difference through mentoring.
Haven is an official host church
(along with Compassionate Heart Ministries) for Night to Shine, sponsored by the
It is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
Gateway Mission
Gateway Mission (formerly known as Holland Rescue Mission) is a shelter that seeks to meet the needs of homeless men, women, and children in the West Michigan area.  They offer a wide range of Christ-driven services that address the root issues of homelessness to help restore and transform lives.
At Holland Rescue Mission, the desire is to see homelessness end for each person who walks through the doors.  They do this by offering them a hand up, not a handout.
Scott & Marcia Geurink
Scott is the Hispanic Ministries Developer for Classis Zeeland. He leads Bible studies at a number of local greenhouses for the Hispanic workers and has seen many of them accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.  He also works part time for Resonate on the Great Lakes Team with a special focus on Hispanic ministry.  In this capacity he coaches and mentors a Hispanic Church planter in the Bravo/Fennville area who is planting a new CRC Church and assists other churches with ministry to Hispanics.   In addition he is the USA Coordinator for Hispanic Ministries for Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) whose goal is to train new church planters and help existing churches to become healthy.
Good News Nepal
Good News Nepal is an interdenominational ministry on a mission to evangelize Western Nepal.  Through the use of indigenous missionaries, they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups.  GNN also comforts the poor and needy through disaster relief, a hospital ministry, help with medical needs of staff and family, and other humanitarian needs.
Paula Schaap—Haven Director
Hand2Hand exists because a hungry child hurts and the weekend is a vulnerable time for any child facing food insecurity.  Haven partners with New Groningen Elementary School and right now we are providing backpacks of food to about 16 kiddos there every weekend.  We are therefore delivering hope to children not only to New Groningen, but delivering hope to children across West Michigan who range from early childhood through high school. Haven Church Director is Emily Driy.
Kids Hope
Mariah Vander Ploeg—Haven Director
Kids Hope USA builds caring relationships, one child, one church, one school.  Kids Hope is an awesome opportunity for you to get involved in a child’s life by being a friend to them and to model the Love of Christ by building a relationship with them. There is always a need for more mentors and prayer partners.  You could be the one that makes all the difference!
Julie Meyaard—Haven Contact
MOSAIC seeks to empower those stepping into the lives of foster, adoptive, and vulnerable children through authentic community, mentoring, education, wrap-around support and encouragement.  It includes Safe Families which provides a safe and caring environment for children at risk due to abuse, neglect or simply in need of a short term safe and caring environment.
Multiplication Network
Dr. John Wagenveld

The vision of Multiplication Network Ministries is to see a healthy church representing the Kingdom of God in every community.  Our mission is to equip leaders with the tools to strengthen and multiply healthy churches.

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Oceans Ministries
Mike Verkaik

Oceans Ministries is making the love of the Father known to physical and spiritual orphans around the world.  Mike leads and organizes vision/mission trips to Lesotho & South Africa, and works directly with partner relationships in Africa (Beautiful Gate Lesotho & South Africa, Bountiful Hope & Oceanview Township).  In addition Mike is an Ambassador in the Midwest by seeking to bring Oceans’ message to the least of these in prisons, local motels (Wooden Shoe) and other organizations.

Parkview Adult Foster Care Home
This facility offers senior housing in a comfortable facility for senior citizens.  It was built in 1899 and converted to an adult foster care facility in 1986.  They are funded by donations from the community and by over 15 churches in the area along with a small amount of money each of the residents pay into the home for room and board.
Positive Options
At Positive Options, professional care is provided to the men and women in the community facing an unplanned pregnancy.  They offer compassion and resources to those who seek support at their center.
Resonate Global Ministries
Resonate Global Ministries (by ministry shares) a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. Formerly world and home missions. Their vision is to bring the Gospel to people, neighborhoods, communities, churches and the world to embolden them in participating in God’s mission and faithfully proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus.  They as an agency are tasked with providing leadership to the CRC in sharing the Gospel until it reverberates through the whole world.  That means partnering with churches to plant churches, do campus ministry, train and equip pastors, and develop future leaders.  It means sending missionaries overseas, proclaiming the Gospel and forging lasting partnerships.
Upward Bound Ministries
Upward Bound Ministries is a 501c3 that oversees the Zero Gravity and One Way Ministries in the Zeeland schools. We share a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the students in upper elementary and middle school.

Zero Gravity is an after school program for 3rd – 5th grade students.  The goal is to provide a safe place for students to learn, interact, and grow within a positive, Christ-centered environment. They meet after school and begin with a snack, a devotional from the Bible and prayer requests.  They then play an organized game, make a craft or work with a staff member on homework.

One Way Ministries is a public middle school ministry to build relationships with all the students.  There are three camps a year (fall, winter, summer) to share the good news of Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers them.

World Renew Disaster Response
Living Justice, Loving Mercy, Serving Christ. Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice and mercy, they join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.  Poverty:  They help entire communities escape poverty through programs that bring about food, good health, and fruitful work for the long term.  Disasters:  They respond to disasters in North America and around the world and work to assist refugees.  Peace & Justice:  They work in building peace, fighting injustice and advocating for lasting change around the world.

Special Project Requests

Please use the link below to submit a Ministry Project Grant Request to the Outreach Team (chaired by Bryan Geurink) if you would like to recommend a special project to help address a specific need.  Projects may be eligible for one-time support from the Outreach Fund if they meet these guidelines: 

  1. Fit with one of the passions of Haven.
  2. Up to $5,000 per project, with a total of up to $35,000 per year (exceptions to be approved by the Administrative Team).
  3. Project sponsors provide a written request to the Outreach Team which explains the need and the expected outcome of the project.
  4. There should be opportunities for Haven members to volunteer as part of the project.
  5. Report to the congregation when the project is complete.
Click here to email Bryan Geurink with your request.