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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.

Iowa District 2018 Calendar Dates

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

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!

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

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.



This fall, the Iowa District is offering workshop/training for leaders to come together and learn. There is one more opportunity (see details below).

Nazarene Safe Workshop FLIER – The Nazarene Safe Workshop will be from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon on Saturday, October 28 @ Cedar Rapids First Church of the Nazarene


Face To Face FLIER Church Office Personnel Workshop – Workshop will be from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, October 27 @ Cedar Rapids First Church of the Nazarene




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