Outreach/Missions

Annual Outreach and Mission Focus

Our 12,000 Easter Egg Event the saturday before Easter where we feature face painting, a blow-up slide, a bounce house, free food and drinks as well as give away free prizes for each age division.

Twice a year we do Outdoor Services (the first Sunday of June & the last Sunday of August) where we gather under the big tent. We have fun worshipping, eating, playing games and baptizing all who have made commitments to Jesus through out the year.

In October we do our Trunk & Treat where we have our parking lot full of cars that are decorated for kids and families to walk through to play games, get candy and share in free hot cocoa and cookies.

Express 2535

What does '2535' mean?

Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-36 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Outreach is key to successful church growth!

The first and best form of outreach is personal relationships. God has divinely put us in the family, neighborhood, job & town for a higher purpose than just to get by and make a little money. If we live in the fullness of the Spirit then we are able to understand the concept of blessings and not luck.

Some people pray God give me the opportunity to witness. Others pray that God will never ask them to witness, because they are terrified of doing so. If the latter describes you, know that you have the most important message to tell that the world has ever known. The fear of witnessing comes from two sources, Satan, our enemy & the fear of rejection. As we realize that, when we are faithful in the goal that Christ put before us (Matthew 28:18-20) we will see that the fear of witnessing is a misplaced fear. We need to understand that when they reject the message of Christ, they are not rejecting us.

It is everyone's job to share Christ and the love He has for everyone. It is not just the pastor's job. Can a shepherd make sheep reproduce? No!! He can however give them a safe place to grow and healthy food to nourish them into what they are to become, so when they are mature they will reproduce themselves naturally.

If a church is not focused on a dying world, it will eventually die itself. Our main focus will always be firmly based on outreach and evangelism!

Our purpose: "Show Christ's Love in Practical Ways". What better way than to feed the hungry and clothe those who have need!

What is supplied by our Outreach Center?

The Express 2535 Outreach Center provides families with food from the basic food groups as well as some extras.

  • Clothing is available to those who have need.
  • Non-food items are sometimes available when they have been donated by members or outside organizations.

Hours of Operation

Every Tuesday starting at 930am and Second Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am
*By Appointment Only *If no one calls prior, we will be closed!

Registration and Process

  • Call the church office @ 515-262-7302.
  • Make sure you are in our qualifying area.
  • Schedule an appointment for a set time.
  • Fill out the need information/application.
  • Browse through the FREE Clothes Closet while your groceries are gathered.
  • Look through the groceries with our volunteer to make sure all food will be used and not wasted.
  • Carry out your groceries & clothes. Help is available if needed.

Food Pantry

FREE Groceries offered on Tuesdays (except holidays) 9:30-11:30am (By Appointment Only & for those residing in the 50317 zip code or those who attend Experience Church)

In response to community need & the generous hearts of those who call Experience Church their home, the Express 2535 Outreach Center was created. Throughout the rich history of our church, a local food pantry has always been a focused piece of our outreach plan.

Our purpose: "Show Christ's Love in Practical Ways". What better way than to feed the hungry and clothe those who have need!

Hours of Operation

Every Tuesday starting at 930am and Second Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am
*By Appointment Only *If no one calls prior, we will be closed!

Team Leader: Janice Gray and April Briggs

Clothes Closet

FREE Clothes offered on Tuesdays (except holidays) 9:30-11:30am (No Appointment Needed)

In response to community need & the generous hearts of those who call Experience Church their home, the Express 2535 Outreach Center was created.

Our purpose: "Show Christ's Love in Practical Ways". What better way than to feed the hungry and clothe those who have need!

Team Leader: Judy Ward