Posts from February 2019

Posts from February 2019

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Peanut Butter Drive

It’s become an annual tradition for all of us at Ashworth to collect peanut butter to stock the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry. Each year, we set lofty goals, you all generously step up, and we exceed expectations and bless lots of hungry folks in Des Moines by doing so. This years goal is even loftier… and smarter.
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What is God Like?

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep15 – A big ask, what God is like, and war…what is it good for.
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Church Leaders

It’s the time of year again where we begin to think about the leadership of the church and specifically those who should be asked to help us continue to lead the church forward. The current structure of our church leadership calls those who serve as deacons to do so for a term of three years. This year, Donnie Moran and Don Peck will be rotating off the Leadership Council. They have been a great source of wisdom and help in…
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Canned Tuna

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep 14 – Brent and Ryan discuss canned tuna, manipulating jealousy, and changing your mind.
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Are You Ready for Easter?

Even though there is still a lot of snow on the ground and at times it seems like winter will never end, the staff and leadership team have been looking forward and making plans for springtime and Easter. Did you know that: $2.6 billion will be spent on Easter candy, 1.5 billion marshmallow Peeps will be consumed (this is one of my favorites), 81% of parents will steal candy from their kids’ stash, More Americans search for “church” around Easter…
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Circumcision Part 2

Brent and Ryan in the Morning S1 Ep12 – Circumcision part 2, following the rules, and who do you think you are.
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Snowball Effect

Exactly one year ago, a group of 12 key leaders from Ashworth spent a long weekend together strategizing about who we were as a church and where we wanted to go in the future.  We reviewed the long and proud history of Ashworth, we identified our strengths and weaknesses, and we dreamed about how we might reach more of our community with the saving message of Jesus. At the end of the process, we created three teams to tackle the…