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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!
  • July 13, 2017 – The Harvest was Celebrated at District Assembly.  The newest CTM (Church Type Mission) church that was recognized at District Assembly was the ministry to young people in Havelock, Iowa.  Leading this effort is retired pastor, Rev. Paul Hoyt.  We were reminded that no town is to small, no person is too old, and lack of finances does not have to be a barrier to doing something to point people to Jesus!
  • October 21, 2017 – The first Compassionate Ministry Training Day took place.  Various workshops were provided to help equip churches that are involved currently with compassionate ministries as well as churches that are considering starting compassionate ministry in their local area.

2018 Kids Camp

Iowa District Church of the Nazarene Kids Camp – July 16 – 20, 2018.

At Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center – Indianola, IA

REGISTRATION OPEN:  MAY 1, 2018-JUNE 15, 2018 (Late fee will apply after June 15).

2018 Campers Check List


Questions Contact:

Leah Barker – registrar –

Ann Marie Buell – camp director  –

2018 Women’s Retreat

The 2018 Iowa Nazarene Women’s Retreat “Woman of God … Living Loved”, will be held April 13 & 14, 2018 at the Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines.  Ladies from across Iowa are invited to make plans to attend this retreat.  Details can be found below:



Retreat Registration deadline is April 2, 2018.

Retreat Cost: $65.00 (full retreat), $45.00 (Friday or Saturday).

No Retreat refunds issued after April 2. Any special dietary accommodations must be made by April 2.

Registration table opens at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday sessions begin with breakfast at 9:00 a.m., the retreat will conclude at noon.

Hotel Reservations: The Retreat will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1-800-248-4013. Each church or person is responsible for making their own hotel reservations. We have a block of 45 rooms, be sure to tell them you are with the Iowa District Women’s Retreat. Room reservations must be booked directly with the hotel. Cost is $95.00 plus tax. Discounted rate is in effect until Friday, March 23rd, and will not be available after this date. New Reservation Cancellation Policy: Rooms must be cancelled 24 hours prior to event to receive a refund. Check-in time is Friday at 3:00 p.m., check-out is noon Saturday.

Any further questions may be directed to Retreat Coordinator, Deb Blodgett – EMAIL:

Register today for the 2018 IA District Church of the Nazarene Women’s Retreat

Encore Presentation! FACE TO FACE Workshop Registration

An ENCORE presentation of the Face to Face Workshop for Iowa Pastors and church office personnel (including office workers, church board secretaries and church treasurers) has been scheduled.  If you missed one of the four opportunities in the fall of 2017, you have one more chance to attend the Encore Presentation of the Face to Face Workshop.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1PM to 4 PM at Des Moines Eastside Church of the Nazarene – 1451 E. 25th Street, Des Moines, IA  50317

Face To Face Workshop FLIER 2018




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.  To report statistics click on the MINISTRIES tab and then select Sunday School Discipleship Ministries International.

Please click on the links below to see the attendance reports for the 2017-2018 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!

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

ARCHIVE 2016-2017 – BELOW.  Click on the month for the 2016-2017 Church Year Statistical Reports

May 2017  April 2017  March 2017  February 2017  January 2017  December 2016  November-2016  October-2016  September-2016  August-2016  July-2016  June-2016

Iowa District 2018 Calendar Dates

District Women’s Retreat:  Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14, 2018

District Men’s Retreat:  Friday and Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018

2018 District Assembly:  Thursday July 12, 2018

NMI Convention: Friday July 13, 2018

SDMI/NYI Convention: Saturday July 14, 2018

Children’s Camp: July 16-20, 2018

Teen Camp Week 1:  July 23-27, 2018

Teen Camp Week 2:  July  30-August 3, 2018

Compassionate Ministries Events

Information about various events and opportunities for Iowa Nazarenes in the area of Compassionate Ministries is now available from Compassionate Ministries Director, Teresa Stecker.  You can contact Teresa directly with specific questions:


Click HERE  to read the instructions on gathering of crisis kits, financial support and work/witness opportunities when the churches in areas affected by the recent hurricanes are ready for this assistance.  Click HERE to give financially to help a team of Iowa Nazarenes prepare for other work and witness trips to affected areas.

Go WILD and Praise GOD! Children and Family Missions Day

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, 218 Children and families from across the Iowa District gathered together for a day of fun and learning about missions.  This event was held at Adventureland in Altoona, IA.  Complete details can be found on the 2017 Children’s Missions Flier.  



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

The annual Iowa District Assembly, Conventions, and Camp meeting were held July 13-16, 2017, at Gateway Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  If you missed any of the conventions or services, you can watch them online by clicking HERE.


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!

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