Harbor Churches

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426


  • Why Church Planting?

    October 26, 2016

    This post is adapted from an article written by Tim Keller, titled “Why Plant Churches”. To download the full-length article as a PDF, click here. The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal […]

  • 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 […]

  • For the Sake of the World…

    April 25, 2016

    Though we are only 6 months old, it was a year ago when work begun in earnest on the launching of Jamestown Harbor Church. In those early conversations, as I would ask people to join our launch team, I would sometimes be asked, “How long are YOU planning on leading this church? Will you just […]

  • 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 […]

  • Consistory, December 2015

    December 17, 2015

    Grit, determination and hard work may be the very thing that keeps our leaders striving to stay on mission, and the lessons of old shape us in our later years. The Bible calls it steadfastness, or endurance as Kyle Bohl shared with us his heart in learning about God’s call for us to work hard […]

  • 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, […]

  • Consistory November 2015

    November 12, 2015

    Helping people find their way back to God is a calling that each of us on collegiate consistory feel each time we meet.  Our heart to reach the lost drives us in our decisions, but everyday we are called to pause, listen, and discern His wisdom.  As one member said, “Let’s make sure we work […]

  • 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 […]