join us for a worship service

We'd love to have you join us for a Worship Service on a Sunday morning at 10:15am.

Not sure what to expect? Never been to a Worship Service before?

Take a look below to see what elements are included in our Worship Service each week. 

  • We usually begin with a welcome and some music.  Our singing is led by a worship team, but it is not a performance.  It’s just a time for us to fix our eyes and hearts on God together.  We use songs that were written last year and songs that were written 400 years ago.  If you know them, you can sing with us.  The words will be projected on a screen.  If you’d rather just listen, you can do that, too. 

  • We will likely pray a few times during our Worship Service.  Prayer is an incredible privilege and we look forward to opportunities to pray together.  Sometimes a worship leader will pray and sometimes a pastor or elder will pray and sometimes you’ll have an opportunity to pray silently in your seat.  

  • Part of our worship includes giving our money to be used for the spread of the gospel in Iowa Falls and beyond.  If you’re just visiting, don’t feel compelled to give.

  • God’s Word is central to our time together.  If you have a Bible, bring it with you.  If not, ask one of our leaders and we’ll get one for you. The words are usually projected on the screen as well.  We usually stand together as the Bible is read.  Sermons are "expository" which simply means that they are rooted deep in the Word so that the point of the Scripture text is the point of the message.  Expect to be encouraged, challenged, and transformed by God’s Word.  

  • Usually on the first Sunday of each month, we remember the death of Jesus by taking communion together.  All who have repented of their sin and trusted in Christ alone for salvation are invited to join us.  You don’t have to be a member of Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church to participate.  We also occasionally have the privilege of witnessing the life-transforming power of the gospel as people publicly profess their faith in Jesus through baptism.  

children's ministries

In all our children's and youth ministries, we have 3 core concepts for discipleship:

  • Head-We want children to know what the Bible really says and who Jesus really is.
  • Heart-We want children to feel their sin and God's love.
  • Hands-We want kids to live repenting and believing, repeating and multiplying.

During the school year, our children's ministries include Sunday School for all ages at 9:00am on Sunday mornings (August-May) and children ages 4 years old through 6th grade are invited  to join us at  AWANA on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm (August-April).


We also encourage you to bring your children with you to the Worship Service on Sunday mornings. They learn so much as they watch you participate with the church in singing, praying, and listening to the reading and preaching of the Bible. And sometimes, we know parents just need a break! So, on Sunday mornings during Sunday School and worship service, there is a staffed nursery for children through the age of 3 years old.

youth ministries

Our youth ministries, for grades 6-12, exist 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. 


In addition to the Sunday morning Worship Service, there are Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:00am on Sunday mornings during the school year.


Our Middle School Youth Group (grades 6-8) meets every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30pm from September-May to eat supper together, play a game, and learn from God's Word.


Similarly, our High School Youth Group (grade 9-12) meets every Sunday from 6:00-8:00pm from September-May to share a meal, discuss the events of the week, and read and study God's Word.

adult life groups

We believe that people grow when they are connected to God's Word and God's people. Life Groups help us establish life-giving relationships as we grow together toward maturity in Christ.  These groups typically meet weekly from September-May with their study being connected to Sunday morning's sermon. Typically, Life Groups meet less regularly in the summer months.

  • Lees' life group

    Lynn and Trish Lee's Life Group meets on Sunday nights at 6:30pm at the church building. No childcare provided. 

    Lynn's Contact Info: LLLPAL86@gmail.com or 641.640.2227

  • nelsons' life group

    Jeremy and Kirstin's group gathers 3 Monday nights a month (not the 2nd Monday of each month) at 6:30pm in their home on the west side. No childcare provided.

    Jeremy's Contact Info: pastorjeremynelson@gmail.com or 641.640.0685

  • Reyes' Life group

    Join Ryne and Jeanette and their group on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Children are welcome to come play; formal childcare TBD, if needed. Please contact Ryne for location.

    Ryne's Contact Info: rreyes@giyfc.org or 562.537.5563

  • Young adult life group

    Brandon Waring and other young adults gather on Wednesdays at 7:00pm in Brandon's home, just west of town. No formal childcare, but infants are welcome!

    Brandon's Contact Info: brandonkwaring@gmail.com or 319.721.2525

  • Vieths' life group

    Jeff and Mary Vieth's Life Group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:30pm at Jeff and Mary's home, located on the east side of town. Children are welcome to come play while the adults meet. 

    Jeff's Contact Info: vieth@q.com or 641.640.4525

  • allens' life group

    Ron and Linda invite you to be a part of their Life Group each Thursday at 7:00pm. They gather at the church building. No childcare provided.
    Ron's Contact Info: ronallen488@gmail.com or 641.373.3382

  • guys' life group

    Mark and Linda's Life Group meets on Thursday nights at 6:30pm in their home 8 miles north of Iowa Falls. Children are welcome to come play while the adults meet. 

    Mark's Contact Info:  markpatrickguy@gmail.com or 641.521.5924

  • Senior fellowship life group

    Bob and Carol Rieken lead the Senior Fellowship Life Group. This group meets at the church building approximately one Sunday per month following the Worship Service for a meal and Bible study. Senior adults are welcome to join this, and/or, another group.

    Bob's Contact Info: bhbrieken@gmail.com or 515.689.3006

additional adult ministries

Here are some more opportunities for growth:

  • Women's Ministries-includes Bible studies, fellowship events, and one-to-one discipleship/mentoring
  • GriefShare-support group for those who have lost a loved one                                                          Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, September-December
  • Sunday School-9:00am on Sunday mornings during the school year
 

Pastors' picks Books

Head to our online bookstore by clicking here and find books our pastors recommend. 

You can also check out the Pastors' Picks Bookshelf in the church building by the offices.