Church Overview

OUR MISSION

Raise up mature disciples. Send out everyday missionaries. Glorify God.

OUR VALUES

GOSPEL

We believe the greatest news in the world is not what we have done for God, but what God has done for us in Christ. Therefore we place a high value on this good news shaping everything we do.

BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Therefore we place a high value on bringing all of life under the loving authority of God's Word.

PEOPLE

We believe we are united in Christ, and all people are made in the image of God. Therefore we place a high value on living as family and caring for our neighbors.

GATHERING

We believe God himself is the greatest treasure in life, and is worthy of our praise. Therefore we place a high value on corporately coming together to celebrate our God.

ABIDING

We believe a fruitful life is directly connected to our closeness to God. Therefore we place a high value on encouraging our people to practice personal spiritual rhythms in their lives.

TRAINING

We believe it is essential to the mission of God that the people of God are well equipped for the work of God. Therefore we place a high value on training our people to live their lives on mission.

SENDING

We believe the mission of God calls us to proactively go towards others with the good news of Jesus Christ. Therefore we place a high value on being a church that sends our everyday missionaries into our community, to church plants, and overseas for the advancement of the gospel.


OUR HISTORY

2010

Veritas Church Iowa City becomes an autonomous church planted by Cornerstone Church of Ames.

MARCH 31, 2013

Eighty people traveling to Iowa City from Cedar Rapids step out in faith to plant Veritas Church Cedar Rapids. On Easter Sunday 2013, we held our first service in a bar in downtown Cedar Rapids on the top floor of the Chrome Horse.

SEPTEMBER 2013

We saw rapid growth and moved to the DoubleTree Hotel for Sunday services.

JULY 2015

We were planted by Veritas Church Iowa City as an autonomous church. An elder team is affirmed and staff hiring begins.

AUGUST 2016

We moved into our permanent home in downtown Cedar Rapids.

WHERE WE'RE GOING

We’re praying with vision for God to use us to have local, national, and global impact. Our church network is actively working toward planting new churches to impact communities in the Midwest and beyond.


THE SALT NETWORK

There are over 400 major universities across North America. Through the Salt Network, we pray we will see a thriving church and college ministry established in all of these every major university centers. The Salt Network is working to see churches planted, communities strengthened, and Gospel witness extended to the ends of the earth. In particular, we strategically partner to plant churches in global university centers.