Practice: noun The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it. verb to exercise a skill repeatedly to improve or maintain proficiency.
Our faith is a faith of practice, of repeating the action of applying theory to get better at following Jesus. Ankeny First practices faith through the Method of worshiping God, connecting with other people in small groups, and responding in service. Generosity is also a practice; it is both the result of practicing the Method and a motivation to go further in practicing the Method. We practice generosity and practice the Method to grow in love for God and our neighbor.
Sometimes we have measured too much of a campaign’s success on whether or not we could meet a specific budget. For this campaign, we will measure success by how much the people of Ankeny First United Methodist Church are willing to take a leap of faith in their giving. Instead of strictly emphasizing commitments to a budget, we are asking each person to consider taking a step up in their giving as their response to all that God has done for them. We believe this path leads to a great adventure: to generosity and a deeper relationship with Christ.
If you have questions about contributions, or Ankeny First Financials, please contact Brenda Schilling, Financial Officer at 515.964.4249, or