We are located at the corner of SE 8th Street and Park Avenue on the southside of Des Moines.
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Pastor: Rev. David Dunahoo
Church Secretary: Coralee Meusburger
Office Hours: No set office hours.
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Congregation of faith
Christian Church in the Upper Midwest
Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!
Have you ever wondered why nearly every church leader is continuously writing and speaking about change? Including me? It’s called survival. We are called to spread the good news, or Gospel, of Jesus to the world. There are many ways to accomplish that task, but in a constantly changing world the church needs to adapt to thrive and survive and complete our mission of furthering God’s kingdom.
We, without a doubt, live in the fastest changing time ever. Change is not just an occasional thing, but a reality. Your computer becomes outdated soon after you buy it. Your cellphone…the same…they are introducing the newest, latest, and greatest phone weeks after you bought yours. I am constantly getting update notices for programs and apps I have on my computer or smartphone because they have changed it, made it better in some way.
As a church, if we’re not aware of how the world around us is changing, we’ll miss out on an opportunity to share the gospel with the world. Not because the gospel will become irrelevant. In fact I think it is quite the opposite; the more everything else changes the more important the good news of Jesus will be, the one consistent and unchanging relationship.
But the way people hear, understand, and receive the ageless gospel is changing. If we don’t realize and adapt to those changes, the people who need to hear it will be left in the dark, at least in part due to our stubbornness in clinging to what was, clinging to how we have to “we have always done it this way,” instead of stepping out of our comfort zone and looking at how we can reach others with the Gospel in a new and uplifting way, and looking into the future of what could be. People whose lives are constantly being upended by change are desperate for a permanent rock they can cling to. That rock is the gospel of Jesus.
Imagine if we didn’t have changes. If we didn’t have Henry Ford envision a car the common person could afford and we closed our minds to the possibility, we might still be riding around in horse drawn buggies, or walking. Imagine if our doctor didn’t have access to the latest in medical care? If he or she decided the way he learned how to practice medicine when he became a doctor in 1960 was good enough, would you go to see that doctor? I would guess probably not, I wouldn’t.
Change can be frightening, I know, but it is essential we change how we are presenting God’s word to the world in which we live. There is always opportunity for improvement, to look for new ways of accomplishing the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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Indianola Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
This is the old church building that was torn down to build the current church building. The education building to the right of the white church was built and the corner stone was laid in 1956.
Indianola Heights Christian Church
Come by and join us for worship any Sunday to share in hearing the Word of God and experiencing the love of Jesus Christ. No matter who you are or what you've been through, God is always ready to welcome you, and so are we. Come, experience the Heights that God has in store for us!
Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. Join us every Sunday to worship, pray and learn.
Come, worship with us. Our worship begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.
There is fellowship time before worship at 10:00 a.m., as well as following our worship service.