Values

What we Value

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Discipleship Pathways

To help us along our faith journey, disciples at First Church follow five pathways. These pathways help us grow in our faith. It is our expectation that members will intentionally travel these pathways on an on-going basis.

Learning

Service

Worship

Giving

Prayer

Spirituality

We engage in spirituality through

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday School Classes

Children’s Church

Children’s Message

Prayer

Worship

Singing

Holy Communion

Community

We value being in community together lived out in ways such as:

Praying for members of our congregation

Assisting in worship

Helping our children learn to be  disciples of Jesus

Adopt-A-Saint 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

Below are some of the local ministries with which First Church is involved.

Central Iowa Shelter, Des Moines

Trinity Supper Club

The Connection Cafe

The Bridge

Hunger Hike

DMARC Food Pantry

English Language Learner Classes 

Justice

In addition to service we believe in working toward a just society. At First Church we do that by

Using and selling Fair Trade products

Supporting A Mid-Iowa-Organizing Strategy (AMOS)

Selling Alternative Christmas gifts

Offering of Letters   (Bread for the World)  

Participating in the Middle East Peace Education Coalition

Generosity

We encourage our members to give generously as we work to be the Body of Christ in the world through offering our

Time

Talents

Gifts

Service

Witness

Fellowship

We enjoy opportunities to gather together for

After church coffee

Potlucks

All-church outings

Meals offered during studies

 

Diversity

We encourage ALL of God’s children to be involved in the ministries of the church. We welcome people of all

Gender Identities

Sexual Orientations

Ages

Races

Ethnicities

Family Configurations

Physical and Mental Capabilities

 

To learn more about how you can share your values with the world, contact Christine Anders, Minister of Discipleship at discipleship@dmfirstchurch.org