THATS PRETTY MUCH WHO WE ARE.
Making disciples has been our goal from the beginning. It stared with Shawn Johnson who was a Youth Pastor in Maryland, with a passion for outreach and making disciples. Shawn relocated his family to Kalamazoo Michigan. He became the youth Pastor at Haven Church. In 2007 Shawn's passion for outreach came to fruition. The first Impact Kalamazoo took place with the Jr. High and High School students at Haven. The next Impact Kalamazoo was held in 2010 this time with Haven and 2 other churches. This year was the first year that we partnered with Jesus Loves Kalamazoo. We have continued to have mission weeks each Summer since 2010. Each year we get more churches and further establish the Kingdom of God in Kalamazoo.
Developing servant leaders and transforming communities is the foundation of Impact Kalamazoo. It is our belief that by building up servant leaders we are investing in the transformation of the world. The students who attend our mission weeks are completely saturated in a culture of selflessness and love. They experience love for each other, fellow youth groups, home owners, and the people of Kalamazoo. Each day, each activity, and each experience is design specifically to open their eyes to the calling God has placed in their lives. To go out into the world to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the lost, the broken, and the lonely.