Ministries

Youth Group

The Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings twice a month.  We eat together and sing each meeting.  The main portion of our gatherings alternates between studying the Christian disciplines, interviewing an older church member, and critically engaging culture or current events.

Shepherding Groups

Shepherding Groups are designed to build fellowship within the body, study God’s word, and pray for the needs of the saints. Shepherding Groups are offered during the month as follows:

Stember/Kramer – Meeting every 3rd Sunday of the month beginning January 20th. This will be a meal and time of fellowship (following the church service) for all those interested, and any and all are welcome to come. The first one on January 20th will be held at the Stember home, 214 SE East Lawn Dr., Ankeny, 50021.  Please bring a main dish and a side to share. See David Stember or Matt Kramer with any questions.

 Hall – A new small group will be starting in January at the Hall’s.  The day of the week and the subject matter are yet to be decided, but the group will meet mid-week, probably twice a month.   See Tim or Karla if you are interested in joining, or if you want to learn more.

Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting

The Saturday morning men’s meeting is an opportunity for men to openly discuss Christ-likeness in all facets of our lives, including work, families, finances, relationships, and many others. The Saturday Morning Men’s Meeting will start up on Saturday, January 5, 8:30 a.m. at 5001 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Be ready for a time of great fellowship and food as we go through Tim Keller’s book, “Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters.” We may think of idolatry as something unique to primitive cultures, but Tim Keller’s astute dissection of our modern sophisticated world shows that idolatry is alive and well today. This series promises many challenging and enlightening discussions relevant to our lives as men in a culture steeped in the false idols of money, power, success and sex.