Missions

Missions

Support our Refugees

Afghan refugees are beginning to arrive to our city, and we are excited and honored to ease their transition to the U.S. by meeting tangible needs. We are sponsoring at least one family of four to six individuals who will arrive with virtually no furnishings to fill their home. Click here to view the list of items needed and to register to donate before January 3, 2022.

Mission: Christmas Cheer 2021

Mission: Christmas Cheer is an opportunity to give back during the holidays and keep Christ at the center of the season. We encourage you to get involved in one (or a few!) of the opportunities we have available this year. Hope Ministries Turkey Pickin’ Saturday, November 20 at 8:30 AM Hope Ministries: Bethel Mission (1310 6th Ave., Des Moines) For our 7th year in a row, we need 25 people to pick the meat off of 150 pre-cooked turkeys for…

Transgender Church Plant

In 2019, as part of our Missions Emphasis month, we sponsored a chapel plus community hall in India – India’s first chapel catering to the needs of the trans community. The project experienced delays due to the pandemic but was inaugurated around Christmas 2020. The transgender community in India is much different than the western community. While western ideas of sexuality and gender have become popular in recent years, this community is comprised exclusively of men opting to become women.…
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Peanut Butter Drive

At Ashworth we strive to make an impact in our community and this year we want to do that by stocking the shelves of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry with Peanut Butter. Through COVID, peanut butter has become a popular item and so the price has increased to $1.50 a jar or $18 a case (12 jars). While the price has increased, so has the need. That’s why this year we want to purchase an entire…
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Mission: Christmas Cheer 2019

Mission: Christmas Cheer is an opportunity to give back during the Christmas season and also keep Christ the center of the season. The opportunities to serve this year are: Turkey Pickin’ for Hope Ministries ThanksgivingNovember 23rd, 8:30 AM – 11Come help us pick the meat off of cooked turkeys for thousands of Thanksgiving meals for people in our city!  Celebration of Lights Bake and ServeDecember 8th, 5 PM Sign up to serve refreshments or bake Christmas cookies for our community Celebration of Lights event.  West Des Moines COG (Churches…
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Of and For the Nations

Ashworth Missions Emphasis Month 2019We are extraordinarily blessed at Ashworth Church to have many nations represented in our church body! As a way to celebrate this unique gift and to highlight our commitment to the nations locally and globally, we want to do something a little different for Missions Emphasis Month this October. Our $15,000 goal this year is to support mission work in each of the countries represented within our church body. We have 11 nations represented at Ashworth…

Springing Into Action

This spring, we presented many opportunities for our church to engage with the community around us to make an impact for the better. And so many of you responded! Almost 100 individuals in our Ashworth family Sprang into Action! You made May baskets and dropped them to your neighbors and blessed them with a reminder that they are loved! You sorted hundreds of cans of food that will end up in our local food pantries to feed folks in our…

Spring Into Action: COVID-19 Edition

Want to make a difference during this pandemic but feeling helpless? Here are some tangible ways you can serve our community from your home. Neighborhood Prayer WalkTake 30 minutes and go for a purposeful walk around your neighborhood. Not sure what to do? We made a simple prayer walk guide for ideas and instructions. View Prayer Walk Guide Park Clean UpTake a walk to your local park (Ashworth Church has adopted Jaycee Park) with a garbage bag and spend some…
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When Showing Up Really Matters

For a few weeks now, we have been talking about inviting and bringing someone with you to our Ashworth Easter services. Every week we have placed invite cards on the pews in hopes that you would pick them up, take them with you, pray over it, and eventually hand it to someone who needs a place to worship on Easter Sunday.  To add a bit more incentive to encourage you to bring someone with you to Easter this year, we…

Community Impact – Kid Cafe

Check out Kid Cafe, one of our events from summer 2016. Feeding kids at a local park  was just one of the may way we invested in our community.  Hear more about the incredible success of our Kid Cafe at Jaycee Park in West Des Moines.

Mary Flynn: Faith and Grace Garden Volunteer of the Year

Mary Flynn, 84, volunteers in the Faith & Grace Garden on Wednesday evenings in July. She is part of group 6 – 10 from Ashworth Road Baptist Church who have been volunteering in the garden for the past five years. When Mary is not volunteering in the Faith & Grace Garden she is working in her own garden.. Mary has brought over one hundred pounds of vegetables from her home garden with her when she volunteers so we can transport…

Fighting Against Hunger

At Ashworth Road, we have been partnering with organizations local, regionally, and around the world to help end hunger. This past October, one of our ministry partners, Manos Herman, had the opportunity to present at the Iowa Hunger Summit presented by the World Food Prize. They shared about an exciting new technology that can pull the nutrients from alfalfa and reduce it to powder. This powder can be put into food to give individuals the vital nutrients they need to…
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