About Meredith Drive Reformed Church
Since 1944 Meredith Drive Reformed Church has been proclaiming the Gospel in Des Moines through words and actions. For over 75 years the leadership at Meredith Drive (MDRC) have taken risks through faith to continue to be the type of church that moves forward.
The church stands at such a moment once again as it begins a unifying effort to move to one campus in the fall of 2021. The church has cast the vision to leave behind the older campus on Meredith Drive and move to their second, and newer, campus that was launched called The Bridge. The Bridge campus is a multi-use facility that seats about five hundred in the main room. It is located in the north west suburb of Des Moines called Johnston.
The church is part of the Reformed Church in America. “We are committed to a theology that includes God’s heart for justice and we are working to hold tension around human sexuality,” says Senior Pastor Suzanne Vogel. Suzanne has been at the church for seven years. “We believe that people who love God and their Bible can disagree, so a good candidate who can love others without having to agree with them will be important.”
Read more about them at their website meredithdrive.org
The Worship Ministry
Like many churches MDRC wasn’t quite prepared for the online COVID reality and did that quickly. “Covering two campuses has over-extended our team the last couple of years,” says Suzanne. Many gains have been made at The Bridge campus in tech and production with in-ear monitors, intelligent lighting and other media improvements. While there is a handful of core volunteers a new focused energy is needed around recruiting and equipping. The ministry is anchored by a four-to-six-piece modern band and a song rotation of Elevation, Bethel, Hillsong and an occasional hymn.
Leadership Challenges & What is Next
Merging two campuses into one vibrant ministry will be challenging, especially when the campuses are of different styles. “We desire to move in one direction that is excellent, vibrant, and consistent,” says Pastor Suzanne, we want them to have new ideas that resonate with our DNA and vision.
Vision has been a constant topic over the past few months as the church embarks on this faithful step. You can read all about the vision HERE
Is this you?
The right candidate for MDRC will be a builder who can put legs to a vision and help move a ministry forward.
Lead compelling worship from platform
Cast compelling vision to existing and future volunteers
Be in step with Senior Leaders on managing change