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Missional Communities.

Missional Communities are made up of several Gateway Groups organized around a shared mission. Each Missional Community serves its neighbors in order to create long-lasting change in the relationships, institutions, and overall conditions of our city, especially focusing upon those in greatest need.

This Semester we have four Missional Communities for you and your Gateway Group to get involved in. For more information talk to your group leader or any of the Missional Community leaders listed below.

Joppa.

Joppa builds relationships, provides survival supplies and helps with specific needs in the homeless community (people under bridges, camps and vehicles) Their mission is to: create a community of unconditional love, support and hope for the homeless, and to help get people off the streets in Polk County.

LOCATION

Joppa Outreach Center
118 SE 4th St. Suite 120
Des Moines, IA

LEADERS

Jim and Cindy Pierce
#(515)975-2103
jimandcindypierce@gmail.com

DATES

3rd Sunday of Every Month
TIME: 12 PM - 3 PM

Freedom for Youth.

Serving free meals to the kids of the community at the Freedom for Youth center in Des Moines. Depending on the month will be a different age (elementary, middle school, high school). Each time the youth come to the programs at Freedom they are served a free meal. Each program consists of free time, a meal, Bible lesson, and tutoring time. Every program implements Faith, Education, Employment and Leadership.

LOCATION

Freedom for Youth
2301 Hickman Rd
Des Moines, IA

LEADERS

Nate and Jessica Evans
Nate #(620)583-2096 or Jessica #(515)249-2134
nathancevans14@gmail.com
jevans@freedomforyouth.org
www.freedomforyouth.org


Central Campus.

Serving free meals and supporting the faculty and staff of Central Campus. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to bless our hosts!

LOCATION

Central Campus
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

LEADER

Nick Mahlstadt
#(515)556-8975
mahlstadt6@gmail.com

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Edmunds & Oakridge.

Help provide loving support and build long-term relationships within the Sherman Hill Neighborhood by serving kids at Edmunds Elementary School and our neighbors and friends at the Oakridge Apartments.

LOCATION

Edmunds Academy
1601 Crocker Street
Des Moines, IA 50314

LEADERS

Caleb and Erika Wheeler
Caleb #(515)681-1906 or Erika #(515)577-9563
calebmwheeler@gmail.com or
erika.wheeler83@gmail.com

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