DeHaven Fund for Financially Stressed Churches

What is the DeHaven Fund?

The DeHaven Fund underwrites the cost for a church to explore and implement ways to become an intentionally intergenerational church; specifically, where funding is limited and particularly for economically disadvantaged churches or communities. Recipients will benefit from a long-term relationship with GenOn Ministries, rather than short-term solutions.

The Fund is named in memory of Jane DeHaven, a member of First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa, who was instrumental in starting and leading the church's LOGOS ministry, and served as a volunteer training leader with GenOn Ministries.

The DeHaven Fund is for churches


that are 


  • Committed to becoming more intentionally intergenerational or
  • Excited about starting—or restarting—LOGOS or
  • Currently doing LOGOS and need training to re-energize their ministry 
  • Located in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and UK

 …but see funding their vision as a roadblock.

    Financially stressed congregations may apply for need-based funding.

    Next Steps to Apply    

    How can you use an award from the DeHaven Fund and related resources from GenOn?

    • Guidance for the church leaders' evaluation of current situation and visioning or possibilities
    • Support for introduction and exploration of intergenerational ministry
    • Foundational training or customized training
    • Coaching to implement training and ongoing coaching and support
    • Networking with other churches
    • Youth Summit registration

    Next Steps to Apply    


    Why LOGOS? In order to help our church live out the Great Commandment to love God and love all. LOGOS provides a process to do that, to allow the church to put into practice Jesus' teachings. We needed training to be capable to do so and fell in love with GenOn Ministries' emphasis on intergenerational experiences - that children, youth, and adults receive ministry together. We are a new church without funds to pay for training and resources. The DeHaven Fund provided that.

    Pastor Reuben K. Thomas, Recipient of a DeHaven LOGOS Fund award

    How can you support the DeHaven Fund?

    Are you passionate about intergenerational Christ-centered community?
    Would you like to partner with GenOn Ministries in making sure churches who might not be able to afford resources and training get what they need to become thriving Christian ministries? All designated donations will go directly to the DeHaven Fund.

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    Do you know a church that could benefit from the DeHaven Fund?

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