About Serve the City

Pursuing unity and health in Christ to impact our cities.

We desire to raise the level of prayer in our area and to pray for every citizen by name each year

To care for people and increase compassion and acts of kindness.

To share the gospel with every person in our area the good news of salvation through a personal relationship with Christ.

Who We Are

Representing thousands of local individuals from more than 50 unique churches, ministries and businesses, Serve The City promotes unity and collaboration to share the good news of Christ. Launched in 2004, STC is comprised 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, connect people to the local church, and most importantly point people to Christ. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1 NIV)

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 comprised 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?

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Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that God has established the sanctity and companionship of marriage for a man and woman and intends the bond of marriage to last a lifetime.

Our Initiatives

A Collaboration of Christian Ministries Who Seek to Win Their City for Christ.

With the firm belief that we are “better together” in living out a lifestyle of unity, Serve the City seeks to see our world transformed for Jesus Christ through collaborative “prayer, care and share” efforts.

  • Weekly city-wide prayer
  • Partners in Prayer team events
  • Good Friday Prayer Breakfast
  • Evenings of Worship & Prayer
  • National Day of Prayer
  • State Capital Prayer events 
  • Operation Serve the Schools program
  • Monthly Leader Gatherings (Breakfast or Lunch)
  • Church-to-Church partnerships
  • Disaster relief efforts (i.e., derecho, flood, etc.)
  • The Care Network
  • Vision 2020 Initiative
  • Go to the Wall Program
  • Saturate CR
  • Intelligent Faith Conferences
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association state-wide events
  • Mission America Coalition
  • Partner-to-partner initiatives
  • Major city-wide events

Mission, Vision & Core Values

To pray for, care for and sensitively share the gospel with every man, woman and child in the greater Cedar Rapids area.

To pursue unity and health in Christ that leads to collaborative efforts of prayer, care and share to win our city for Christ.

To and through the local church, partner ministries and businesses.

  • Christ-Centered
  • Congregational Based
  • Community Focused
  • Collaborative Approach
  • Servant Attitude
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Sustainable Pace

Our History

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We Are Better Together

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.

“How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.”

(Psalm 133:1 NIV)