Connect with others
Grow in our faith journeys
Serve alongside one another
All visitors, guests, and members are encouraged to check out our opportunities to Connect, Grow, and Serve in the church and community around us.
We have several ways to connect with others and grow in your faith based on different interests and life seasons. We have large Connect Groups for senior adults (Pillars), young adults (Branches) and smaller Connect Groups like book clubs, small groups, and topical support groups. Groups offer the opportunity to meet new people in the church and community, while having a chance to explore topics of faith and life in safe and friendly settings.
How to Read the Bible – 9:00 AM – Room 207-209 – Sara Gregory – Starts October 3
Your Time Is Now – 9:00 AM – Room 201-205 & online – Dave Vander Werf and Gerrad Clausen – Starts September 26
Feasting on the Word – 10:30 AM – Room 207-209 – Gary Hanson and Arlan Van Roekel – Starts October 3
Enneagram Class – 10:30 AM (every other Sunday) – Room 201-205 – Gina Venteicher & Wendy – Starts October 3
Men's Group – 7:00 PM – Monday (every other) – Room 207-209 – Steve Sikkink & Chris Sampson – Starts September 20
Virtual Parenting Class – 8:15 PM – Tuesday – Zoom – Jonny Craig – Starts October 5
Pillars – 9:00 AM – Wednesday (every other) – Second Floor Triangle – Arlan Van Roekel – Starts October 5
Women's Group – 9:30 AM – Friday – Barb Van Roekel
Men's Group – 7:00-8:30 AM – Saturday – Kevin Smith
If you are interested in a group, but none of the above options work for you, please fill out the connection link below! We will work to get you connected with a small group that meets at another time.
A great way to connect with others at MDRC, is serving others by using our passions and talents on Sunday mornings, during the week, and for special events as they arise. Serve Groups also offer a chance to connect with other volunteers who share similar interests, as well as the members who attend our church and events.
For more information or to attend one of the events we have planned, please email Pastor Sara Gregory.
Habitat for Humanity
Pray & Eat in Johnston Night – 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, September 30 – Sara Gregory – Meet in Lobby
Young Adult Cook Out – 6:00-9:00 PM – Saturday, October 9 – Ten Haken's
New Member Class – 12:00 - 2:00 PM – Sunday, October 10 – Senior Staff – Balcony
Building Bridges (Visitor Dinner) – 6:00 PM – Sunday, October 10 – Pastors Suzanne Vogel and Sara Gregory – Balcony
Justice & Critical Race Theory Conversation – 6:30 - 8:00 PM – Tuesday, October 12 – Sara Gregory – Balcony
Grandparenting Workshop – Thursday- Friday, October 21-22 – Mission Church
Pray & Eat in Johnston Night – 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, November 11– Sara Gregory – Meet in Lobby
New Member Class – 12:00 - 2:00 PM – Sunday, November14– Senior Staff – Balcony