TLI is partnering with Soteria Des Moines Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, to sponsor the first site of the newly redesigned Diaspora Training. Located in a rapidly developing rural corner of southeast West Des Moines, Soteria Des Moines has celebrated over five decades of faithfulness, and seeks to be known as a teaching church with a passion for the gospel.
Pastors from the church have committed to facilitating, overseeing, and granting generous support of the preaching workshops to be held every three to four months for three years. We anticipate local Congolese, Hispanic, Sudanese, and Chin pastors will participate in this collaborative mentoring program. Please pray with us that this would spark a growing desire for the faithful study and preaching of God’s word for the health of the churches in Des Moines.
62% of residents are born in Iowa
11.6% are foreign-born, over half are from Asia
7% are not US citizens (permanent residents or green card holders; with student visas; temp workers, etc.)