Although there is a great deal of diversity within our movement, all member churches are committed to the same Biblical values.
God's grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power, not only of our personal lives, but also of our ministry.
Our aspiration is that our ministries will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God, through prayer and by studying, obeying and teaching His Word.
Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples of all the nations.
The local church is God's vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission. The church is the place for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and for preparing church planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God's kingdom.
We place a priority upon raising up pastors and other leaders of Christ-like character within the local church.
We desire our ministry to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers.
Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore we make it a priority to equip members and pastors in building their marriages and families.
All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the church, not just the pastors. Therefore we seek to equip each member to utilize his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.
When we left for the West African country of Mali in early 2012, we had everything figured out. We would be language workers sent by Wycliffe Bible Translators to serve among the Dogon ethnic group of Mali, where Bible translation will likely play a…
I went to Iowa State University in 1974 hoping to also grow in my faith. Before school began, I met the Great Commission church in Ames. I knew I had found what I was looking for. After college, God led my wife, Rachel, and me to stay in Ames. We…