What we're about

Welcome to Downtown Disciples, a progressive faith community, where you will be welcomed, affirmed, loved, inspired, and challenged. We are an LGBTQ+affirming #BlackLivesMatter proclaiming community doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly together by following the way of Jesus and honoring many spiritual paths. We are making a positive impact in downtown Des Moines. We gather for intelligent spiritual discussions, book studies, progressive worship and social gatherings. We embrace science, diversity, social justice, technology and spiritual practices. We volunteer at shelters, serve the hungry, work for peace, speak truth to power, protest, rally, but refuse to judge, condemn, or exclude.

Learn more about us at downtowndisciples.org or find us on Facebook.

We Love questions, so feel free to message us a question. Meetup with you soon!
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Upcoming events (5)

Drive-In Worship

La Mie Bakery

Progressive worship with Live Music. (Parking Lot behind the 42nd Street restaurant). *Also on Facebook Live.
Sound will come directly through your vehicle radio. Or bring a lawn chair, mask up and sit outside your vehicle. Masks and physical distancing required if outside vehicle.
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
#BlackLivesMatter

Virtual Bible Geeks

Online event

Progressive liberal Christians with Bibles? Weird, right? We're discussing the old stories from a progressive lens, finding strength, courage and peace for our justice work in the world. Our conversations are casual but engaging and challenging. No prior biblical knowledge required, but welcome! Due to COVID-19 we're meeting virtually on Zoom. Downtown Disciples are LGBTQIA+Affriming and we proclaim #BlackLivesMatter

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: DD2021

Word Up: Virtual Progressive Spiritual Discussions

Online event

Join us Wednesday nights for virtual progressive spiritual discussions on lived faith experience, race, religion, immigration, injustice, gender, love, death and more! Due to COVID-19, Downtown Disciples will meet virtually for all of our usual weekly gatherings and worship. Get connected with our LGBTQIA+ affirming #BlackLivesMatter proclaiming Christian community during this time of isolation and pandemic. Our progressive Pastor, guest speakers and provocative video clips spark our conversations. Downtown Disciples are LGBTQ+ Affirming and proclaim #BlackLivesMatter. No prior attendance required and visitors are always welcome. Our gatherings are always engaging, interesting and, as always, unapologetically progressive.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: DD2021

Women of John Reader's Theater Progressive Virtual Worship

Due to COVID-19, Downtown Disciples will meet virtually for worship and all of our gatherings. You may access links to all our virtual gatherings on our calendar here: https://www.downtowndisciples.org/calendar
Join us in cyberspace for beautiful inclusive progressive worship. Get connected with our LGBTQIA+ affirming #BlackLivesMatter proclaiming Christian community during this time of isolation and pandemic.
You can expect powerful preaching, excellent music, and inclusive communion. Communion will connect us via heavenly cyberspace. Have available during worship bread, muffin, cracker, pastry, or even cold pizza, along with juice, coffee, water, tea or your choice of beverage. Pastor Debbie will preside over the feast, inviting us to become the Body of Christ together.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83301898199?pwd=QU5xZFE4L0ZTNnhMRGw1S28waC92QT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: DD2021

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