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To get past the quest for more to a quest for meaning, you're going to need some help. After you begin to experience that God is "worth it" in worship, the next step is to connect with other people.

To connect at Ankeny First is to be part of a small group centered on Jesus. He is what we have in common. We are transformed in these relationships as we study the Bible and talk about our faith, seeking to understand Jesus better and follow him more closely. Our differences become opportunities to stretch our understanding of God and the world. What we have in common becomes a foundation of trust. These are the connections that clarify the meaning our lives have.


CONNECT means engaging in SMALL GROUPS!


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  • "Food For Thought" Movie Nights

    Wednesday Nights (prior to The Chosen series)

    Join us Wednesday nights in the Uptown Family Center from 6:30-9:00pm for various movies that will give us subject matter to consider. We will watch the documentary "God & Country" on June 12, and then "For the Bible Tells Me So" will be shown on June 19. Join us!

  • The Chosen Movie Night

    Begins June 26

    Join us for Season 4 of The Chosen beginning June 26 at 6:30pm in the Uptown Family Center. The season will focus on the last months of Jesus's ministry and the increasing opposition from the Roman and Jewish authorities. The season will also explore the personal struggles and conflicts of the disciples, as well as their loyalty and faith in Jesus. The season will end with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In the event that the DVD is not released in time, we will continue to watch “Food for Thought” selected movies.

  • Sermon Series Small Groups

    Follow along with our current sermons!

    We are offering a small group component to our sermon series. Find a listing of all the sermon series groups on the Groups page of our website. These groups are designed so that anyone can join at any time. Listen to the sermon on Sunday and join a group that week at a time and day that fits your schedule. This is a great way to get a sense of what small groups are all about without a long-term commitment.