South Harbor Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

1951 64th Street
Byron Center, Michigan 49315
Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am


  • SH Staff Blog: 10 Days in Ethiopia

    April 20, 2017

    this week we hear from Jared Heddens…   A couple of weeks ago, I had the awesome privilege of traveling with a team from the Harbor Churches to Ethiopia. The HC’s have been partnered with Compassion INTL for many years now, and we were able to spend some time at our two partner sites in […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Head Lamps and Feet Lamps

    March 16, 2017

    This week we hear from Kate Jonkman…   There we were, Tim and I, talking about my future.  Or rather, the fact that I had no clue what my future holds.  I was trying to explain myself and seemed to be failing … miserably.  Then Tim said something like this, “I completely understand where you […]

  • People Older Than Me (which is almost everyone)

    March 10, 2017

    This week we hear from Matt Koomen… Older People. Well, I should be more politically correct; wise people. As I get older, my definition of what an older person is has gotten older too! When I was younger, it was someone in their 30’s. As I get closer to 30, I realize even people in […]

  • Jesus and the Great Outdoors

    March 2, 2017

    This week we hear from Aaron Westhouse…   What does discipleship look like in my life situation? That’s a question I have been considering as I look into 2017, and my answer seems to be in the outdoors.  Our community at South Harbor is full of people who love the outdoors, and outdoor activities.  Most […]

  • Exams, Cake and Discipleship

    February 24, 2017

    This week we hear from Rachel Reinink…   This week was a big week for me. After four years of taking classes and engaging in church leadership, I took the Great Lakes City Classis exam to be commissioned as a Pastor of Discipleship at South Harbor Church! It has been such a beautiful, messy, difficult, […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Y’all Come Sing Now

    February 16, 2017

    This week we hear from Jared Heddens   Honestly, I love our gatherings on Sundays. While they sometimes have their challenges, I feel like they really just mirror each day. With the exception that no where else do I get to hang out with 700 of my friends and family to declare what an awesome […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Family

    December 10, 2016

    This week we hear from our Kids Director Jenny Erickson… Family [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee] Defined as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. Let’s break this definition down and focus on “consisting of parents and their children.” Every family is unique.  Some have multiple […]

  • SH Staff Blog: So, it’s Christmas time – Again…

    December 5, 2016

    This week we hear from Jared Heddens… It’s the Christmas season. Basically everybody is shifting into that familiar place of two positions: YES!, YES!, YES!, and the rest of us. I have to admit I generally fall into the second category. I love the fact that we get to spend a part of the year […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Toilets and Spaceships

    November 18, 2016

    This week we hear from Sheldon and Kristy Bowling…   When South Harbor launched we were a small church compared to what we are now.  Our mission statement is “Helping people find their way back to God”. This was communicated to the congregation every week, whether it was said through the sermon or a reminder […]

  • SH Staff Blog: When the Church doesn’t look like a church

    November 4, 2016

    This week we hear from Aaron Westhouse… When I was younger a mentor asked me a very important question. We were sitting in a boat fishing, talking about a variety of topics, as one does while fishing. We came to the topic of the Church, and I was asked a question that has been with […]