In 1971, Ashworth Church (then West Des Moines Baptist Fellowship) began with a vision to reach people in the small, but growing community of West Des Moines, Iowa. A lot has changed since then! But one thing has remained the same – our desire to help people of all ages and backgrounds connect with Jesus.
We don’t want to be just a nice little church you attend and then return to your life with little to no difference being made. A relationship with Jesus changes everything! That’s why we desire to connect you with God and watch Him transform you from the inside out. And as you grow in your faith, God will use you to impact those all around.
That’s what we mean when we say Ashworth strives to be a church living on mission. We seek to find where and how God is already at work in our world and join Him there. It isn’t just about ministries, programs and buildings. We want Ashworth to be a very real presence of Jesus in our neighborhoods, city, state, and the world.
Maybe you know nothing about God and are exploring faith for the first time. Perhaps you have been burned by churches and religion in the past and have given up on God. And maybe some of you enjoy a fulfilling relationship with Christ. Regardless of where you come from, we want you to know Ashworth has a place for you. We desire to help people take their next step in their faith journey towards Jesus Christ.
Ashworth is part of Converge, a network of like-minded Baptist Christians and churches. We all share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. If you would like to know more about our specific beliefs here at Ashworth, read our beliefs.