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Harvest 20/20 – Join the Harvest!

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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!

Online Statistical Reports

One way to measure the progress and effectiveness of ministry is through regular attendance reporting. The success of a church or ministry is not measured solely by statistics and attendance.  However, in the Church of the Nazarene we believe that our ministries benefit from keeping accurate attendance and enrollment records. Regular reporting of these records keeps each us accountable.  Please click on the links below to see the attendance reports for the 2016-2017 church year.  We pray that as you look at these reports you will see more than a number on a page you will see that the Harvest is Ripe in Iowa as we Share Hope and Change Lives Across this great district!

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016







2017 Iowa District Camp District Assembly, Conventions, and Camp meeting

The annual Iowa District Assembly, Conventions, and Camp meeting will be held July 13-16, 2017, at Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  A complete detailed schedule of events will be available in Oskaloosa, the week of district assembly and camp meeting. Click HERE to view and download 2017 Campmeeting Flier

Iowa District Facebook Page

The Iowa District Church of the Nazarene is now on Facebook!  We encourage you to LIKE our page so you will receive the most updated information about District Events and Exciting things that are happening across the Iowa District!

Click on the icon below to go to our facebook page!


MAN CAVES III – Men’s Retreat 2017

Man Caves Part III will be held at East Iowa Bible Camp on April 28-29, 2017. The cost of this retreat is $50 per person. Rev. Bill Hines from Oskloosa Gateway Church will be speaking and RJ Montis and the Iowa Crew will be leading worship. The registration fee includes 3 meals, snacks, activities and overnight lodging. Bring bedding, personal items and your bible. This retreat is designed for men 18+ (out of high school).

You may register today online by clicking HERE

If you would like to download and print the flier click on this link: Man Caves Flier 2017


2017 Children’s Camp

The 2017 Iowa District Church of the Nazarene Children’s Camp will be held at Camp Wesley Woods, near Indianola, IA  from July 17 to July 21, 2017.  Registration forms must be sent to Jeana Mowery by June 8, 2017.

2017 Camp promo poster

2016 Camp Video

KIDS FORMS/Information:

2017 Camper registration

WW Horse form for Children

WW Liability form

What to bring to Children’s Camp


2017 Director’s Assistant application (for teenagers)

2017 Counselor application (for adults)

Horse form for Adults

WW Liability form

WW travel map

WW Incamp Map

For Our King poster



2017 Iowa District Women’s Retreat

On March 31 and April 1, 2017 ladies from across the state of Iowa will join together for a time of worship and fellowship.  Key Note Speaker, Kirsten Hart will be sharing When God Writes Your Story.  Pastors Daryle and Shannon Wright will be leading us in worship.  Check in begins at 3 PM on Friday with dinner at 6:00 PM.

Click HERE for a downloadable flier.

Click HERE to register online for the retreat.  NOTE: Payment is due at the time of reservation, so be prepared with either a check or credit card when you register.

Click to watch Kirsten Hart’s Video Greeting

Teen and Children’s Quizzing

The 2016-2017 quizzing season is well underway!  Children and teens from across the Iowa District have been hiding God’s word in their hearts.  The Children are studying 1&2 Samuel.  The teens are studying the book of Luke.  Check out their facebook pages to see everything that is happening in Bible Quizzing this year!


Click Here to go to the Children’s Facebook Page

Click Here to go to the NYI Quizzing Facebook Group

Cedar Valley Flood Relief

If you would like to assist in a financial way to help Iowans that have been affected by the devastating flooding in the Cedar Valley area you can Click here to Donate Online

Children’s Missions Day!

Children’s Missions Day 2016 – COLOSSAL COASTER WORLD!!!!  Join your friends from across the Iowa District at Adventureland!  This fun-filled day will feature:  A photo booth and a juggling act, then our special guest speakers will share with us about their lives as missionaries.  We will have lunch together and finally we will have the remainder of the day riding rides and having fun at Adventureland Park!  We hope YOU will join us!  Click HERE to download the advertising poster and registration form.  Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade and their families are encouraged to come.  Early Bird Registration Fee $20!