Freedom for Youth exists for churches to unite together, serve alongside one another, and be a stable, long-term ministry outlet. A partner church understands and accepts Christ's call to serve and will embrace Freedom for Youth as a partnership with other churches to accomplish much more than they could do individually. As a member of the Freedom for Youth partnership, churches will:

  1. Introduce Freedom for Youth Ministries to its congregation and give people the opportunity to volunteer as they are called.
  2. Support Freedom for Youth Ministries financially through its mission budget.
  3. Regularly pray for the ministry.

Our current church partners are:

  • All Saints Catholic Church (Stuart)
  • Altoona United Methodist Church
  • Calvary Chapel Living Hope (West Des Moines)
  • Capitol City Church (Des Moines)
  • Church of Christ (Carroll)
  • Church of Christ (Pleasantville)
  • Church of Christ (Rockwell City)
  • Cornerstone Family Church (Des Moines)
  • Crossroads Church (Perry)
  • Crossroads Fellowship (West Des Moines)
  • Dunkard Brethren Church (Dallas Center)
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fontanelle
  • Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Fairview Church (Stuart)
  • Faith Bible Church (Panora)
  • Federated Church of Bondurant
  • First Assembly of God (Des Moines)
  • First Church of Christ (Atlantic)
  • First Church of the Open Bible (Des Moines)
  • Fort Des Moines Church of Christ
  • Fusion Church (Adel)
  • Grace Baptist Church (Des Moines)
  • Grace E-Free (Huxley)
  • Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Des Moines)
  • Grow Up Ministries Church (Des Moines)
  • Harvest Bible Chapel (Des Moines and Grimes)
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waukee
  • Lutheran Church of Hope (West Des Moines)
  • Lutheran Church of the Cross (Altoona)
  • Meredith Drive Reformed Church (Des Moines)
  • New Hope Assembly of God (Urbandale)
  • Prarie Ridge Church (Ankeny)
  • Redeemer Church (Winterset)
  • Rising Sun Church Missions (Pleasant Hill)
  • Simple Church (Waukee)
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church (Winterset)
  • St. Paul Presbyterian Church (Johnston)
  • Staves Memorial United Methodist Church (Des Moines)
  • The Well Covenant Church (Des Moines)
  • Valley Church (West Des Moines)
  • Wakonda Christian Church (Des Moines)
  • Westkirk Presbyterian Church (Urbandale)
  • Westview Church (Waukee)
  • Willow Creek Baptist Church (West Des Moines)
  • Winterset Foursquare Church
  • Woodland Hills Church of Christ (Pleasant Hill)

Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing -- it doesn't get any better than that.