The name "Haven" implies safety - a place of rest for the weary. On the ocean, ships will seek refuge in a harbor because only there will they find shelter from a storm.
Over the years, that is exactly how God has used Haven Ministries. Millions of people have found comfort and encouragement in our Christ-focused programs. However, providing comfort isn't the main reason we're here.
If you've been listening for long you know we talk a lot about the "great story . . . it's all about Jesus". This idea is central. It's the north point on our compass and our message regardless of the topic.
The "great story" aspect recognizes that human history - the past, present, and future - is a story that God is writing. We're all part of it, but ultimately the story isn't about us - it's about God.
The main character is Jesus. It begins with him and ends with him. Every story points to him. He's the hero, the rescuer, and the only true shelter we can run to.
When the storms of life seem ready to capsize us there is only truth that gives us hope - Jesus is in the boat with us and he is master of the wind and the waves!
So at Haven, we make one promise. Whatever the day, whatever the topic, we'll be pointing to Jesus - because he is the one and only Haven of Rest.