May 1, 2017
Harvest 20/20 Compassionate Ministries Director – Teresa Stecker
Harvest 20/20 Church Planting
Director- Mike Collins
Harvest 20/20 Progress Report
- September 7, 2014 – October 12, 2014 – Harvest 20/20 Tour “Circle the Cities” Call to Prayer
- October 13 – 17, 2014 – DCPI Church Planting Training / 38 pastors certified via Dynamic Church Planting International / 5 pastors have been certified as trainers.
- October 26, 2014 – Friendship House Compassion Center commissioned at Council Bluffs First Church – Gail Behrens is directing this ministry.
- November 2014 – INFUSE New Church Start in Coralville, IA. Taylor and Stephanie Getting, church planters.
- November 2014 – Des Moines First Church partners with the Burundi Congregation. Burundi services began January 4, 2015.
- February 2015 – New Hispanic Congregation begins meeting at DSM Highland Park.
- March 2015 – New African Congregation begins meeting at Waterloo church.
- March 2015 – Christian Care Center Church begins meeting: Parent congregation – Britt church
- March 1, 2015 – “Souper Wednesday” Cedar Falls begins a Wednesday night compassionate ministry helping to provide food for the hungry.
- April 2015 – New Hispanic Congregation begins meeting at Ames church
- April 2015 – SHIFT Church. Shift Church is designed for shift workers in LeMars, Iowa. This church was launched on Easter Sunday 2015.
- May 2015 – DCPI Church Planting Training – CPE (Church Planting Essentials) and CPC (Churches Planting Churches), 12 pastors and laymen from Iowa participated in this training event.
- May 2015 – United in Christ becomes a registered PAC church (Parent church – Iowa City)
- July 2015 – Iowa District’s 103rd Assembly was a celebration of what God is already doing across the Iowa District. Eight new churches that have been started in the 2014-2015 church year and 2 compassionate ministry centers were celebrated and the district was invited to JOIN THE HARVEST!
- September 9, 2015 – Chinese Community Fellowship Registered as a PAC church in Iowa!
- September 12, 2015 – the second annual Compassionate Ministry Day took place in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area, nearly 150 participants completed 10 projects and reached countless lives!
- United in Christ – Compassionate Ministry began in the fall of 2015 including food distribution and soccer ministry for youth.
- Fall 2015 – Zone Harvest 20/20 Celebration Services take place across the district on Sunday evenings during the fall of 2015
- October 2015 – The Hispanic work is re-started at Cedar Rapids First Church
- January 2016 – Waterloo and Cedar Falls churches team up for DCPI training (Churches Planting Churches), 27 laypeople completed this training.
- January 2016 – La Iglesia del Nazareno Renuevo registered as a PAC church in Washington, Iowa.
- March 29-31 2016 – Iowa District DCPI New Church Dynamics (Growing New Churches), 21 pastors and laypeople from across Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and North Dakota.
- June 2016. Des Moines Burundi and Cedar Rapids First Hispanic churches officially “registered” as PAC churches!
- June 2016. Compassionate Ministry Grants approved: Clarion Church of the Nazarene opens its doors to provide transient housing. Infuse Iowa City will host 3 annual compassionate ministry events.
- September 10, 2016 – the third annual Compassion Ministry Day took place in west-central Iowa, more than 75 Iowa Nazarenes worked together Sharing Hope and Changing Lives through Compassion.
- Fall 2016 – Zone Harvest 20/20 Celebration Services took place across the district on Sunday evenings between August and November. Our District Superintendent shared a message titled “Where’s the Church”
- October 2016 – Ft. Madison Living Hope begins the district’s newest compassionate ministry work. Celebrate Recovery – will meet each week on Fridays at 7 PM.
- December 2016 – District Hispanic Ministries Coordinator, Shane Wilson reported that a brand new Hispanic mission work in the area of Columbus Junction has been started by Pastor Miguel Angel Pineda.
- February 2017 – Waterloo Crossroads Community Church is hosting ESL classes and officially became the 7th Compassionate Ministry Center for the Harvest 2020 vision!
- March 15, 2017 – Infuse Church Solon Church of the Nazarene was officially registered as a PAC Church!
- March 21-23, 2017 – 9 more pastors attended the Churches Planting Churches (CPC) training, 5 pastors attended the New Church Dynamics training. God is still speaking to hearts of leaders across Iowa!