Thank you! We did it!
In 2016 the GenOn Board of Directors approved the creation of the DeHaven LOGOS Fund to support Christian churches who have established or wish to start a LOGOS weekly ministry as a means of being an intergenerational church, yet have limited funds to do so.
Thomas Kanavy, member of the GenOn Board of Directors says this of the importance of the DeHaven fund,
“LOGOS builds thriving churches and we have 50 years of evidence to support this claim. The DeHaven Grant was introduced as a way to bring LOGOS into financially distressed communities and to provide the churches within these communities the skills and tools needed to build thriving churches.”
This September we reached out to friends and supporters of GenOn Ministries and asked them to help us in our goal of raising $7,000 in 2017 for the DeHaven LOGOS Fund. To encourage us in our goal a generous donor offered to match what we raised up to $3,500.
Thanks to our friends, supporters, and the youth and adults who attended GenOn Youth Summit East we have exceeded our goal for 2017 and have raised $9,308.42.
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal.
Now it is time to spread the word to churches who would benefit from the DeHaven LOGOS Fund and matching resources. Interested churches can read more about the grant process here. Encourage them to fill out a letter of interest today!
The Fund is named in memory of Jane DeHaven. In 2014 Jane passed away after a hope focused and courageous battle with cancer. We honor her memory and her passion for LOGOS through the creation of the DeHaven LOGOS Fund.
Jane is described by her family as an immensely kind yet strong woman of deep faith. She was an active leader in her church, First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa and was instrumental in starting and leading the church’s LOGOS program, serving as the director until her death. Her love and passion for LOGOS did not end with her local church. For many years Jane served as a training leader for GenOn Ministries, sharing her passion and excitement for LOGOS with other churches.
Jane had three great loves – her family and friends, her church and its LOGOS ministry for children and youth, and her work as a career mentor. For Jane, connectedness to God was empowered through her connectedness to others. It was the connection of relationships that made life worthwhile for her. She understood the strength and healing that comes from simply journeying through life together. Throughout her journey with cancer, Jane would say it was the daily contact with others – the students at work, her friends and family, the children at church, her students from years before who were now friends – it was this daily living of life through emails and texts, calls and conversations, and even crazy socks; it was this daily living of life together that she treasured above all else.
Relationships were the foundation of life for Jane. She was deeply committed to LOGOS as a ministry that nurtures children and youth and she understood how this ministry could change and impact the church as a whole.
Through the DeHaven LOGOS Fund Jane’s ministry of relationship and connectedness continues. This fund provides a way for churches who otherwise might not be able to afford training and resources to explore or strengthen a LOGOS program. Thank you to the many donors and supporters who have made it possible for GenOn to equip more churches to nurture generations in a life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
We would love to hear from you! Follow the links above or give GenOn a call at 877-937-2572.