This Christmas season Ivanrest was able to celebrate Christmas with the Albanian Christian Ministry church plant! Almost 60 people. A mix of people from Ivanrest Church and the Albanian Christian Ministry gathered together for an evening of celebration, fellowship and fun. We started the evening with a time of reflection on why we celebrate Christmas…

We love seeing God at Work in the special events at Ivanrest like Celebrate Christmas! On December 9 we had families and individuals from Ivanrest and the broader community join us for an evening of fun and celebration around the story of Christmas! With animals in the gym, fun crafts, a nice photo booth, delicious…

What Can I Do? After hearing one of our World Tour speakers talk about the value of encouraging and supporting our missionaries one couple from Ivanrest really took it to heart. The speaker mentioned how visiting a missionary on the field can be very encouraging so this couple decided that as part of an upcoming…

A report from the middle school winter retreat February 9-11… We loaded up the vans, girls in one and guys in the other; we headed up north to where many lives would be changed. Whenever you go on middle school retreats you always wonder as a leader, “I wonder if these students will get anything…

This past month (January 2018) we spent time learning about the terrible crime of human trafficking. We knew going into the discussion that it would not be an easy one to have but I think many of us were surprised by just how prevalent trafficking is, especially this close to home. Jenn Amo from Women…

The Stepping Stone Christmas Banquet was a time of delicious food, lots of laughter, and worshiping together. With a number of our college students returning from college and our young adults looking a break from the busy holiday season we were able to enjoy this time to celebrate with each other and then worship God…

What started as one student’s vision to use his own abilities to care for those impacted by hurricanes became an effort by the Ivanrest community to raise funds for the recovery work being done by World Renew’s Disaster Response Services. The Hurri-Cans project, started by one of our middle school students, was a drive for…

Over the past few months Music in Motion has grown and seen new families come each week! We average between 40 and 50 children each week. Music in Motion has become a place where children and moms connect and build relationships. We love to see new friendships made and old friendships strengthened. Each Tuesday we…

The Ivanrest Pillow Drive this February was a great success as we collected over 60 pillows to give to each family from Family Promise! This amazing response is a reminder of God’s work in the Ivanrest Community through our call to be generous and giving. We are so thankful for the Ivanrest Community and your…

On January 24th we were blessed to have Larry and Ruth Spalink here at Ivanrest. They shared with us their excitement of how God is working in Japan helping to bring new members to the churches and igniting the Christians in Japan to reach out and to share the gospel in new and exciting ways!…

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