‘Success looks different here’

‘Success looks different here’

In a neighborhood where need is always visible and hope isn’t, a former factory contains a thriving ministry for at-risk kids. Located at the corner of Seventh Street and 13th Avenue, Rock House Kids is a Bible-based program for children and teens. It runs four...
Kids Club will launch with a new look

Kids Club will launch with a new look

When Wednesday night Kids Club starts Sept. 8, much will look the same: fun and games, a large-group talk and breaking into smaller groups with leaders.  But the lessons will look different, with a big emphasis on discipleship.  Kids Director Kari Heckler...
Better living through chemistry

Better living through chemistry

In 2003, Josh Denhart was a high-school chemistry teacher in West Des Moines, Iowa. His department head asked if he could come up with a mad-scientist routine for a local elementary school. “I thought that sounded fun,” he remembers. “So I pilfered and pulled random...
First Free Kids Summer Preview

First Free Kids Summer Preview

First Free Kids Ministries are in full swing again, both on Sunday mornings and with special events starting this Friday evening. We spoke with Kids Director Kari Heckler about what this summer holds. It must feel great to be talking about all of this again. Kari...