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Coming Soon! Ashworth Learning Center

A few weeks ago, we announced that as part of an effort to be more intentional about meeting the needs in our community, we established the Ashworth Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit with the express intent of providing programs, offering services, and engaging in other activities that promote and support low and medium-income individuals in West Des Moines. To listen to a conversation between Pastor Brent and Pastor Ryan on this, click here. Our first initiative is the Ashworth Learning…

Gospel in Color

Unfortunately, while God created a world full of beauty and diversity, we have allowed sin to stain our understanding of a person’s value based on the color of their skin. While some of us would like to think racism isn’t a big issue in our community or in 2021, too much has occurred for us to still believe that to be true. That’s why we are excited to be offering this important curriculum, “The Gospel in Color,” to our kids,…
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Celebration of Lights 2020

Thanks for joining us at our 6th Annual Celebration of Lights. Our light show will run until December 26th from 5-9 PM. We hope you will come back, tune your radio to 90.7 FM and enjoy a longer stretch of the show with your family. If you want to keep your picture with Santa, make sure to download your picture from the gallery below.

Ashworth Coronavirus Official Response

Video Transcript Ashworth Family, The past few days have been a whirlwind of news reporting, closings, and cancelations surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Church staff and leadership have been in discussions over the past week in how we should respond and changes we need to make to keep our church family safe. Two very important things to remember during this time. One, Do not allow your fear to overcome your faith. These are scary times but our faith is in God…
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Elder Nominations

One of the exciting changes this year at Ashworth is the addition of Elders to our leadership structure. This change allows us to empower our Deacons to care for the families in the church while the Elders tend to the mission, vision, and oversight of the church. After prayer and discussion, the following individuals are nominated to serve as Elders at Ashworth Church: Jude Ashwanth Don Peck Elizabeth Carman Suki Joseph Jerry Chapman All five individuals are either currently serving…

Welcome, Jordan!

As a part of our 2020 Ministry Plan and Budget presented in June, we shared our desire to add a new staff position in the area of worship to the church this ministry year. I am excited to announce that we have hired Jordan McDonald as our Worship Director. Jordan and his family have been a part of the Ashworth family and worship team since moving to Des Moines in August. Jordan comes to us with several years of experience…
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What to Expect

As you come to church week in and week out, you may notice minor changes here and there. Artwork in the coffee area gets changed depending on the season or special emphasis. The stage is modified now and then. A sign appears telling guests where to park. The kids’ check-in station is changed. While most of the time, we try to keep the changes to a minimum, in the coming weeks and months, more noticeable changes will be coming in…
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When You’re Finished Changing

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” In January of this year, I wrote on this blog that 2019 would be a year of change for Ashworth Church. And it has. This year, we made changes to the leadership structure of the church and we changed denominations. These two changes were not small but will have a significant impact on our church in the future. As much as I would like to believe that we never have…