But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

Church Planting Vision

WE SEE A CHURCH that multiplies! We are a part of a church planting movement and are sensing a fresh calling from God for us to partner with Him in pursuing not just the Cedar Valley, but all of Northeast Iowa. We see 30 satellite campuses that will be planted out of this vision over the next 30 years.

POTENTIAL SATELLITE CHURCH SITES
City Population College/Institution
Anamosa 5,500
Aplington/Parkersburg 3,000
Belle Plaine 2,500
Cedar Rapids 126,300 Coe College/Kirkwood Community College
Center Point 2,500
Charles City 7,700
Coralville 20,092 Kirkwood @ Iowa City
Decorah 8,100 Luther College
Denver 1,800
Dubuque 57,600 Clarke College
Dyersville 4,100
Eldora 2,800 State Training School
Fayette 1,300 Upper Iowa
Grinnell 9,200 Grinnell College
Grundy Center 2,706
Hampton 4,500
Hiawatha 7,000
Independence 6,000
Iowa City 71,591 University of Iowa
Iowa Falls 5,200 Ellsworth Junior College
Manchester 5,200
Marion 34,800
Marshalltown 27,600 Marshalltown Community College
Nashua 1,700
New Hampton 3,600
North Liberty 14,971
Oelwein 6,300
Strawberry Point 1,300
Tama/Toledo 5,200
Traer 1,700
Vinton 5,300
Williamsburg 3,200

Street Ministry – Thursday Night

Are you looking for adventure to spice up your Christian walk?

Thursday evenings our Street Ministry teams venture into areas of the Cedar Valley to reach the lost, the broken, and the hungry to minister the love of Jesus.

We meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. and pray as a team. Then we go where God directs us. Experience God’s presence as we pray for people while we walk different neighborhoods in our community.

We are led by the Holy Spirit and go where He says to go. We welcome everyone, young, old, students and youth, even parents pushing little ones in strollers. We invite you to join us and you can step out as much as you desire. You are certainly welcome to join us just to “shadow” us or watch and ask questions. You won’t even need to talk to anyone we meet if you don’t want to. Come as you are, but come expectant. God will amaze you.

For more information contact  Corey Peters at 319-215-6212.

 

Haiti Missions

God is doing awesome things in Haiti, both at the Imagine Missions orphanage and in the surrounding village. Imagine Missions is a group of volunteers from all walks of life with a common goal, to help people in need and to show them the love of Christ.

We support trips to Imagine Mission Orphanage in Despinos, Haiti (just outside of Port-Au-Prince). There is also a smaller orphanage in Port-Au-Prince that is sponsored by the Columbus, Ohio Vineyard that we send teams to.

If you feel the Lord is stirring your heart, stretch yourself and sign up for one of our short-term mission trips. You’ll be glad you did!

Trips are to Imagine Mission Orphanage possible work projects include: building beds for the team house, working on transition house, grading/drainage, building park benches/tables and pavilion, playground equipment, permanent clothesline, garbage containment/incinerator, permanent shelter for generator, storage shelves between bunk beds, chicken coop, and garden area.

If you are thinking about joining our Haiti missions team to Despinos, Haiti in the spring, we invite you to come to an information meeting on November 13th. We would love to talk with you there or you can contact us directly for details. Mark and Tanya Robinson: tjorobinson@juno.com or 319-396-9664 and 319-361-7665.

Haiti Missions Trip March 10-18, 2017. God has been doing amazing things at the Imagine Missions orphanage and it is time to gear up for the spring break 2017 trip. We will be partnering with a team from West Lafayette, Indiana again and hope to fill the team house!

Projected Timeline:

  • First information meeting: November 13, 2016 11:15 am (at Heartland Vineyard)
  • Signup date and $800 deposit due: December 4, 2016
  • First Team Meeting: January 22, 2017
  • Second Team Meeting: February 5, 2017
  • Final Meeting/Packing Party: February 26, 2017
  • Congregational Prayer Send Off: March 5, 2017

Please spread the word! We would love to have a full team and certainly ask you to pray for the team even if you cannot go. We hope to see you at the info meeting on November 13th or contact Mark and Tanya Robinson at 319-396-9664 and 319-361-7665.

Once you have decided to join a Haiti mission trip please print out and complete the Mission Trip Application pdf form attached to the online application and mail it to Tanya Robinson at 307 Cobble Stone Drive, NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405. Because we are working with young children at the orphanage, everyone needs to submit to a background check. This application is your permission for Imagine Missions to run a background check. Once you receive approval from Imagine Missions, a nonrefundable $800 deposit will be required to secure your airline ticket.

FAQ Haiti 2016-2017

If you have any questions or would like to receive the complete packet of information contact Mark and Tanya Robinson at 319-396-9664 and 319-361-7665.

Mexico Missions

In 1995, Pastor Fred and Debbie Collum moved to Mazatlan, taking a small team of nationals with them. They held a twenty-one day tent crusade and a few months later, started Sunday services in a five-star hotel in Mazatlan’s “Golden Zone”. Since then, the Golden Zone church has planted two other churches in colonias (communities) in Mazatlan. As of April 2014, there are 14 children’s feeding centers and a children’s scholarship program that sponsors and registers children for school who have never attended before (nearly 400 kids were sponsored in 2014).  Sixteen thousand bags of groceries were given to the poor. The church also operates a mobile kitchen that has fed thousands of children and adults in Mazatlan’s poorest colonias; and plans are being made for starting a school for children whose parents are “dump scroungers.”  The church now has land in other colonias for future church plants in Mazatlan.

Heartland Vineyard is currently working with Fred to grow his ministry through financial support and child sponsorships.

Remember the Poor offering

This is a special offering we receive every Sunday to remember the poor. Below is a list of initiatives we financially supported over the past year:

  • Nurture a Child Uganda
  • Chicago Missions Basketballs
  • School supplies fro Haiti orphange
  • Community Outreaches through SOS
  • Quakerdale Hope4Healing
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Van Ministry Christmas Party
  • Single Parent Utilities
  • Waterloo Thanksgiving meals

MONTHLY SUPPORT:

Alternatives Pregnancy Center

Alternatives Pregnancy Center is an organization that ministers to those who are facing unplanned pregnancy.

Steve McVey, Grace Walk Ministries

Grace Walk is an international teaching and training ministry located in Douglasville, Georgia which exists for the purpose of sharing the life of Jesus Christ with others and to help Christians discover the freedom of their new life in Christ.

Association of Vineyard Churches

The Vineyard Movement is a network of over 1,500 churches worldwide, committed to seeing each generation reached by the power of the Gospel. With a view to embrace integrity in Christian character along with the activity of the Holy Spirit, each Vineyard church seeks to be an outpost of God’s compassionate love in a broken world.

These funds are used to stimulate church planting in America, conferencing for local Vineyard churches and the raising up of international missionaries.

Imagine Missions Haiti

Imagine Missions is a group of volunteers from all walks of life with a common goal, to help people in need and to show them the love of Christ. In January 2011, the LOCC Children’s Home was signed over to Imagine Missions, housing 126 orphaned children.

Mexico Missions/Midwest Vineyard Partnership

Over 25 churches have been planted as a result of our efforts over the past 20 years while supporting our missionaries.

Our Friends in Manilla & the West Bank

Working together they have shared God’s love on university campuses, offices in the business district, and in the most hidden corners.

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