On Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:55pm from September - April, a large troop of loving volunteers work together to make AWANA night the best night of the week for kids.  

AWANA is an acronym which stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (from 2 Timothy 2:15).   Kids who are age 4 by 7.31.19--6th grade are separated into three separate clubs for the evening.  Their night is divided between a time of high-energy games, a small group time focused on reciting and talking about memorized Bible verses, and a time of large group music and relevant Bible teaching.  

Contact the church office if you have any questions. 
To view our Child Protection Policy click here.

Sunday School

We will not be meeting during the Sunday School hour until further notice, but here is what you can expect in the future --

Sunday School happens on Sundays at 9:00am for all ages, preschool through adult.  God has blessed our church with some loving and gifted teachers who engage all of our children and youth with clear and relevant teaching.  We want them to be molded by God's Word and motivated by God's glory as we equip them to make disciples in their world.  

one-to-one youth discipleship

Discipleship happens in the context of relationships.  For a number of years now, our youth have benefited from our 1-1 discipleship program.  The program is for youth in grades 7-12 who are regular Sunday School and youth group attenders who would also like to be discipled/mentored by an adult in a one-to-one setting. If someone is interested, they should contact Pastor Stan Johnson and we’ll get it arranged. They can start at any time.  

Middle school youth Group

All youth and children's ministries are cancelled until further notice, but here is what you can expect when we begin meeting again -- 

We want 6th-8th grade youth to know Jesus and make Him known. In addition to Sunday School and 1-1 mentoring, many of our middle school students participate or serve in our AWANA ministry.  This is a great opportunity to grow. 

For the 2019-2020 school year, our middle school youth group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00pm.  Each week will include food, conversation, and relationship-building for all who join us.  Twice each month we will play games before diving into some biblical teaching and small group time.  Once each month we'll be working together to serve others with a variety of projects.  And on the other Wednesday each month, we'll work together to develop a youth worship team including opportunities for everyone (with or without musical ability) to play a role.  For more information about our middle school youth group, contact Pastor Jeremy.  

HIgh school youth Group

All youth and children's ministries are cancelled until further notice, but here is what you can expect when we begin meeting again -- 

The high school youth group at Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church exists to encourage and equip our young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Our emphasis is on reading and studying the Word of God, glorifying Him in all we do, and learning how to carry out His commands. Leaders for this group are Mark and Linda Guy and Jess and Terri Peterson. We meet at the home of Mark and Linda Guy on Sunday evenings during the school year to share a meal, discuss the events of the week and read and study God's Word.  For more information about our high school youth group, contact the church office.  


Even as we prepare to gather in-person again, the nursery and cry room will not be open for some time. Here is what you can expect when they are opened again, though.

Jesus loves little children and so do we.  If you'd like, you can drop off your children in our nursery and rest assured that they will be cared for by a loving adult during both Sunday school and the worship service.  To keep things safe and manageable, our nursery is available for children up to 3 years of age.

If you would rather stay with your little one but not be in the midst of the crowd during the worship service, we also have a cry room available across from the nursery.  The service will be shown on a TV in that room so you can still be engaged in that way.

To view our Child Protection Policy click here.


For the past few years, we have teamed up with 3 other local evangelical churches to reach out to kids in our community with the gospel through Vacation Bible School.  We meet at the IF-A High School for 4 mornings in midsummer.