Newsletter

Celebrations

September Connect Event

We celebrate the success of our September Connect event! We are grateful for the opportunity to come together as one church for worship and fellowship. Thank you to all who attended and to all who served. 

 

5 years…of God on the Move

God is on the move and has done some pretty amazing things in drawing people from Hawarden and surrounding communities at Centerpoint Church. We celebrate five years of ministry and are excited for what God has in store for our Hawarden campus in the years to come.

A lot has happened in the last five years. We enjoyed a huge launch day at the high school and our impact in the community was noticeable. We had bouncy houses, shared meals together, and even laughed and cried together in those early years. The early days had a shaping effect in who we became and who we are becoming.

From the very beginning, our intent was to make Christ known. We opened in the high school, transitioned to the Community Center and then a pandemic hit. Then, by God’s grace, we renovated a permanent location and all along wondering…how will this impact the way we do ministry? Will it impact the way the community sees us?

Ultimately, we exist to make Christ known, and having rebranded from Granite Church to Centerpoint Church, we truly are one church in two locations.

In 5 years God has been so faithful. He’s been calling people to our campus. He’s been encouraging people who haven’t found a home, to find one with us in Hawarden. There is no story of what we have done in Hawarden, only a story of what we have been witnesses to that God has done.

But that’s not even what we are most excited about. We are most excited about where God has us positioned for the future. We are clear that we exist to Make Christ Known and we find our purpose in knowing Christ, growing together, and reaching beyond ourselves to help others do the same. It’s that simple, and yet it is super challenging.

God is still on the move and wants us to join in the movement. Let’s go where God is leading, let’s be all in as we make Christ known, and let’s live the next five years with fearless faith in the God who wants to do some amazing things in us, with us, and through us.

Get Involved

Board Updates

The Centerpoint Refresh project continues to move forward. Outside signage is progressing, hopefully to be completed in the next few weeks. The nursery area is also moving forward with the completion date in October. 

The board continues its study of Policy Governance and how we can best govern the church. Each month we study a different aspect of governance and discern how to live into that as leaders of a body of believers that follow Christ as our head. 

Work continues with Central Church, New Life Church and Faith Church in Rock Valley to organize a network of churches that work to further the Kingdom of God. The vision of this network is three-fold: leadership development, missional engagement, and multiplication. How can we work toward this vision together as we all work for Christ? The board members of Centerpoint will meet with the leadership of the other churches on October 9 to discern where the Spirit is leading.

The board is also planning meetings with the Covenant members to update you on the organization of the network. These meetings are being planned for October, so watch for further announcements on times and places where these meetings will be held. We covet your prayers as we seek wisdom from the body of members to do this Kingdom work.

Financial Update

We are currently 40% behind in giving.

Mission Update

Centerpoint Church has partnered with a couple for several years to help equip them for the mission field. This couple recently decided to leave Centerpoint and look for a different sending church. Staff, board members, and other supporters worked diligently with the couple throughout this process, but ultimately, they felt that their interpretation of Scripture no longer aligns with ours. The issues raised by the couple include women in leadership and referencing psychology in preaching and discipleship. Our position on these issues has not changed throughout our partnership with them. Centerpoint Church supports men and women who are called by God and gifted to serve in leadership and preaching. We believe God created us – mind, body and soul – and will continue to preach and disciple the whole person.

As a church, we are still deeply committed to our mission to make Christ known. We desire to engage in missional work in the world so that all people may know Jesus and love Him. We desire to be a church that reaches beyond ourselves to make disciples locally, regionally, and globally. We will continue to seek partnerships in all these areas.

Community

A Closer Look at: Meal Ministry

It’s more than food. It’s a weight lifted on a busy weeknight by a smile, some warm food, and the chance to sit down and enjoy. It’s time together to connect and build community.

As we kick off the 2022-2023 Kids and Student Ministry season, the Meal Ministry team is looking forward to serving our community again. They have been providing meals on Wednesday nights for more than 10 years. During this time, the ministry has evolved, but one thing remains the same-God continues to use this ministry to bring people together.

Again this year, you will see Centerpoint Church partnering with New Life to serve the Wednesday night meals. This collaboration grew out of the existing partnership between the churches for other mid-week ministries. We are blessed to do this together!

Add the dates below to your calendar and be sure to join us for supper.

September 21

October 5

November 16

December 7

February 1

February 15

March 1

April 12

Do you want to help cook, serve, or prepare dessert, or clean up? Please contact Chris Kellen at [email protected] or call the office at 712-722-1861.

Israel Study Trip

The Horizon Network, a network of local churches we belong to, is offering an opportunity to travel to Israel in March 2023 to explore and learn how to follow as Jesus' disciples. Click here to see additional information or contact Pastor Keith Sietstra from Faith Church-Rock Valley at [email protected] or 712-578-9224. 

Looking Ahead

Sticky Faith

Pastor Dan Kruse from New Life Church will be facilitating a course for parents at Centerpoint's Sioux Center campus. This 6-session study is a powerful resource to help parents actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will “stick” with them into adulthood.  Parents of toddlers through teens are welcome! The class will be hosted in the conference room during Awana-from 6:15-7:15 pm starting September 28. This is a great opportunity for parents who aren't already serving on Wednesday nights!

S.A.L.T. Gathering

Seniors from both campuses are invited the Sioux Center campus lobby on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:30 pm. for an afternoon of music, fun activities, fellowship, and a presentation on the power of prayer. We look forward to seeing you!