South Harbor Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

1951 64th Street
Byron Center, Michigan 49315
616.531.3500
Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am

Staff Blog

  • SH Staff Blog: Missional Community

    June 1, 2017

    this week we hear from Rachel Reinink.. Missional Community; A Missional Community is a group of people, about the size of an extended family, who are united through Christian community around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network of relationships. The Missional Community doesn’t exist for . anything less than making disciples of […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Kids Hope Year End Wrap Up

    May 10, 2017

    This week we hear from Kristen Bazuin…   Kids Hope Year End Wrap Up! WOW! This year has been a whirlwind!  I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! Kids Hope has had a great year. South Harbor provided mentors to children at Brown Elementary, Nickels Intermediate and West Middle in Byron Center. We […]

  • SH Staff Blog: ” I Knew These Bags Were Special”

    May 3, 2017

    this week we hear from Jodi Joseph…   “I knew these bags were special, I just didn’t know how special these bags were.” – Hand2Hand Mom It was a typical Hand2Hand packing night.  Volunteers gathered together at Byron Community Ministries to pack up food bags for the 5 different schools that South Harbor and Rush […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Is Knowledge Really a Gift?

    April 30, 2017

    this week we hear from Matt Koomen…   Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of walking along side 3 students through our Profession of Faith process. This process includes talking about the existence of God, Jesus and his disciples, next steps in the faith, and spiritual gifts. The students have the […]

  • 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 […]