In 2008, “Jesus Loves Kzoo” started out as a small Vanguard Street Ministry outreach event to the north side of Kalamazoo with student volunteers from two local churches.  The goal to get more churches involved with community outreach has always been at the heart of Vanguard Street Ministry.  As a result, in the past five years, “Jesus Loves Kzoo” has grown to become not only an event but a “movement” that has unified the Body of Christ to share the love of Jesus throughout the Kalamazoo area. Up to this point, more than 7000 lives have been impacted, and in 2012, over eighteen churches and ministries were represented among the hundreds of volunteers!