Harbor Churches

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
616.662.2100

Tom Elenbaas

  • Annual Elders and Deacons Retreat

    October 5, 2016

    This past Sunday, I had the privilege of meeting with the elders and deacons who make up our Harbor Churches Collegiate Consistory as well as our Campus Leadership Teams from Fair Haven Church, Harbor Life Church, South Harbor Church, and Jamestown Harbor Church. Pastors from all four churches were also present. For the morning, the […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle – part 4

    December 18, 2015

    Dallas Willard, one of my favorite writers in Christian spirituality, says this in Renovation of the Heart: The revolution of Jesus is in the first place and continuously a revolution of the human heart or spirit. It did not and does not proceed by means of the formation of social institutions and laws, the outer […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle – part 3

    November 15, 2015

    One of my favorite books from my sabbatical two summers ago is entitled, “The Power of Habit,: why we do what we do in life and business” by Charles Duhigg. In the book, Duhigg, shares with us the process of habit formation and the power that habit has over our everyday lives. In one sense, […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle part 2

    November 8, 2015

    Proverbs are short sayings that provide wisdom for making good decisions and living life well. In the Bible, there is an entire book of Proverbs with everything from practical advice about friendships to advice about money and parenting. But there is one proverb that interesting shows up twice, and has a wider focus than a […]

  • Nicaragua: Wednesday

    November 7, 2015

    Yesterday, I visited the home of a family in a poor village on the edges of Managua, Nicaragua. This family works in the fields picking the peanuts by hand out of the dirt not picked up by the machines. Depending on the number of peanuts harvested, they can possibly earn up to $2/ day to […]

  • World Gone Crazy: The Character Cycle

    November 5, 2015

    If you haven’t been able to catch our series or listen to the podcasts in this series, “World Gone Crazy,” I want to introduce you to something that has been profoundly impacting how we think about our life and world together. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Francis Schaeffer was thinking about the crazy world that […]

  • Nicaragua: Monday

    November 3, 2015

    Today was a beautiful sunny day here in Nicaragua. We landed in Managua, and after eating really good fried chicken (who would have guessed that?), spent time with a local pastor and some of the staff at the Maranatha church and also local Compassion International staff. We toured the church under construction, and then were […]

  • Global Church Planting

    November 2, 2015

    I’m currently on a flight from Chicago to Miami, where I’ll soon board a plane for Managua, Nicaragua. I’ve never been to Nicaragua before. In fact, I’ve never been to Central America before. I’m excited to visit a new place, but even more than that, I’m excited about possibilities. But I need to go back […]

  • Quickly…

    October 9, 2015

    Hesitation. What happens when you hesitate? We know from sports, from shopping deals, in relationships, on Ebay, and so many other things that the hesitation… the delay can cost us. If we know we have to move, act, or respond – and we hesitate – it can literally sometimes be the difference between life and death. […]

  • Thank you for praying

    September 24, 2015

    Some decisions are harder than others. The decision about whether or not to purchase land in Jamestown has been one of those more difficult ones. Here are some factors I found myself pondering and praying about which made it particularly difficult for me: We had an incredible preview service for Jamestown Harbor Church (JHC) with 320 people […]