Missions & Outreach

We support these missionaries and organizations:

Kent & Jan McKinnon, with International Messengers and T-Net. They explain their own ministry with these words: Our hearts are to love people to Jesus.  We practice lifestyle evangelism and are always looking to connect with neighbors, grocery shop clerks, postmasters, people we meet as we do life.  It’s a wonderful journey.

Larry & Jill Couch are full-time missionaries with ReachGlobal and their current assignment is in Greece. They work with a ministry team to provide church planting,  worship and outreach/discipleship opportunities.

Steve & Meg Collier are full-time missionaries serving with Send International in Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine. They engage in youth work, church planting, and pastoral encouragment.

Eric & Miriam Hesse have been serving in Berlin since 2015. The colead Novo’s Berlin Team (www.novo.org). Their vision is to see God transform Europe through catalyzing disciple-making movements among the 190+ nations in the Berlin metro area. Eric is a team leader for Novo & works in pioneer church planting and training leaders through MultiplyBerlin. Miriam is a Spiritual Director serving missionaries around the world.

Ethan & Heidi Ford work for The Navigators under the Collegiate Department. They work with Coe and Mt. Mercy students. Their vision coincides with the Navigator’s calling which is, “To advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.


A ministry of Bethany Christian Services, Safe Families for Children provides host families to children whose parents are experiencing a temporary crisis.  Host families include singles, married couples with children of any age, and empty-nesters who make room in their hearts and homes for children in need.  If you are interested in learning more about SFFC, please contact them at iowacityandcedarrapids@safefamilies.net or visit www.safe-families.org.

Love INC (In the name of Christ) of CR. It networks with churches across denominational lines and leverages our collective impact to bless those in need in our community. Cornerstone partners with 9 other churches in the Cedar Rapids Metro Area. Visit their website for more information.

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center exists to empower choices for life through Christ-centered education and support. More info available at: http://bridgehavencr.org/


Welcome - Serve The City

Representing over 50,000 people from 75 unique churches, ministries and businesses, Serve the City promotes unity and collaboration to see our area won for Christ. Launched in 2004, STC is composed of 25 different Christian traditions, all working together to reach the greater Cedar Rapids area with the love and hope of the gospel.

The purpose of Serve the City is to pursue unity and health in Christ that leads to collaborative efforts of prayer, care and share. It is our belief that we are “better together” in honoring Christ and seeking the good of our city. Serve the City exists to unite believers, provide a forum where unity in Christ can be demonstrated, and live out who we are in Christ in order to honor God, point people to Christ, and, most importantly, to the local church. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1 NKJV)

Serve the City exists as a platform for pastors, church leaders, businesses, ministries and other followers of Christ to practically serve their neighbors together. STC is a “way” to answer two important questions: What can we do together that we can’t do alone? What can we do better together?

Serve the City has monthly speaker meetings – most are luncheons with two breakfast meetings this year.  Other concerts and events are scheduled throughout the year.  For more information, go to https://www.servethecity.org/ or contact MaryLou Erlacher at maryouerlacherATgmail.com.