Harbor Churches

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, Michigan 49426
616.662.2100

Next Wave Leadership Program

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At Harbor Churches, we seek to make an intentional investment in leaders through the Next Wave Leadership Program. Next Wave is a training program that equips people to lead in their church, in their ministry and help start new churches. Participants get both hands-on experience in their ministry context and significant leadership training. The goal is to release leaders to live out the calling God has placed in their lives. 

Next Wave leadership is designed to provide for a number of different tracks of learning. Some may be interested in developing their own leadership in ministry or in their life, while others might be interested in planting a new church. Still, others might be called to be a key leader in other churches outside of Harbor Churches. Our hope is to deploy leaders of all
callings into the places they live and serve.  

At Harbor Churches, emerging leaders and new staff are active participants of Next Wave. We also invite leaders from other churches and ministries to join us in this intentional work of leadership development.  

For more information about joining the Next Wave Leadership Program please contact Joe Graham, joe@harborchurches.org.

Next Wave Classes

  • +Huddles | Angela Schrieber and Lisa Stonehouse

    The Huddle Discipleship Process is an essential process of being formed and sent as a disciple.  If you have been in a Huddle, are familiar with Huddles, are interested in leading a Huddle or a Missional Community, this course will be a refresher in the key concepts and best practices of the Huddle Discipleship Process.  

    Dates: September 25 – October 30 (Tuesdays)
    Time: 7-8:30pm
    Location: Harbor Life Church
    Who: Anyone who has been connected to a Huddle.
    Registration: Sign Up Here

  • +People Pathways | Tom Elenbaas and Abi Oosting

    From first time guest to belonging to a community.  How does someone get connected to a church community? This course will be an overview of the philosophy and vision for the People Pathways at Harbor Churches and a deeper dive into the best practices of guest services.  From a welcome in the lobby to a Connection Card… to Breaking Bread… to Discover… to Partnership… to Volunteering… to Missional Communities

    Dates: October 9, October 23
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: Fair Haven Church
    Who: Any staff or leaders that are interested
    Registration: Sign up Here

  • +The Enneagram | Joe Graham and Aaron Westhouse

    What number are you?  Is that even the right question about the Enneagram?  The Enneagram continues to become a helpful tool for self and team leadership at Harbor Churches.  If you are curious to learn more about this wisdom tool please join us for these two sessions

    Dates: October 9, October 23
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: Fair Haven Church
    Who: Any staff or leaders that are interested
    Registration: Sign Up Here

  • +Harbor Churches Strategic Values  | Harbor Churches Leadership Team

    This course will about the strategic values of Harbor Churches and how these values help us create communities of belonging, centered on Jesus Christ, where people are formed and sent (to be good news).  Each week will be an interactive lab of discussion and work groups.

    Dates: November 13, 27, December 11
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: Fair Haven Church
    Who: Leadership Residents, New Staff, Ministry Leaders
    Registration:  Sign Up Here

  • +Communication Pathways | Kristine Byrnes

    This course will be a nuts and bolts course on the communication pathways of Harbor Churches.  With an emphasis on the already available people databases and digital resources for our staff to use, this course will be setting the platform for the new website(s) coming in 2019.

    Dates: November 13, 27, December 11
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: Fair Haven Church
    Who: Kristine Byrnes
    Registration: Sign Up Here

Next Wave Equipping Labs

  • +Asana Lab | Sherri VanderMolen

    ASANA is a mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. At Harbor Churches ASANA is a centralized task management tool that we use to work collaboratively and manage tasks. Come to this Next Wave Lab to learn how to maximize the usability of ASANA in your leadership areas and teams.

    Dates: September 25
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: Fair Haven Church (400 South)
    Who: Any staff or leaders that are interested
    Registration: Sign Up Here