On a Mission to Support Christ’s Mission!

God has placed us, as people and congregations, right where we are "for such a time as this" (Esther 4:14). People unaware of the salvation and abundant life God has purchased for them through Jesus Christ are living all around us.  Together, as His people, we are charged with bringing His love and truth to them. To that end we are especially targeting unbelievers, men, former LCMS, and outreach through our vocation(s) and technology in our combined and individual mission outreach. May God bless our efforts as we walk On a Mission to Support Christ’s Mission! (IDW Mission Statement).

Mission Grants

As part of its mission, Iowa District West provides financial resources to congregations and circuits to aid them in their mission of reaching those who live in the local mission field of their community and beyond. Each year congregations are invited to submit an application requesting a Mission Grant, the applications are reviewed by the Missions Committee, and grants are awarded depending on the funds available with priority given to those efforts that are targeted, have specific objectives and an investment by the congregation. Below you will find summaries of those efforts undertaken to date, with a contact person listed should you desire more information. It is our prayer that by resourcing and partnering in these efforts, more people will come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. We also would appreciate receiving information on any outreach effort you undertake, so that we might share it across the District.

Mark Gerken

Mark Gerken
Executive Asst. Missions, Human Care, and Stewardship
Phone: (515) 576-7666

Mission Videos
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