Progressive Worship 















​All Gatherings Are Virtual

Worship with us on Zoom, Facebook Live, or YouTube






All Face to Face Gatherings 

Are Suspended at this time.





We look forward to the day when we return to our

Beautiful Worship Space

Inside La Mie Elevate Bakery at 601 Locust St. 

What To Expect

Celebrating the Sacred and the Secular

Worship is lovely, joyful, intellectually stimulating, artistic, and creative.

It is never boring, irrelevant, judgmental, or exclusive. We walk humbly in our worship, wrestling together with the deep questions of life. 

Excellent Music

Music moves us!  Expect excellence in music. Live, lovely music that points to our themes of peace, justice, love, hope. Des Moines area musicians lead our music with a variety of styles.  Expect a diversity of artists and inclusive language.

Powerful Preaching

Ancient Sacred Stories and Modern Conversation: Our Pastor is anything but boring! She challenges us with relevant, theologically challenging interpretations of the old, old stories. She’s Spirit-filled, passionate, and progressive. Pastor Debbie received the  2018 Capital City Pride Ally of the Year Award. 

Shared Feast

"Taste and See That God is Good!" Psalm 34:8  You are always invited to Christ's welcome table. We share delicious fresh baked bread and cup as we break open our lives with one another.  Our weekly communion feast reminds us we are one with the earth, Christ, and community. Communion nourishes us to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly in our work and play.  All are welcome at our table. We celebrate with grape juice and delicious fresh baked bread. Gluten free bread is also available. 

Radical Welcome

We are LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcoming of people of diverse theological perspectives, faith paths, gender identity, sexuality, and abilities.  Language is important and we treat it with respect. We use inclusive and expansive language for the Divine and humanity. Children are always welcome and engaged! We welcome and affirm gender diversity. We are, and always have been #BlackLivesMatter Proclaiming

individuals and families with gender diverse children. You are invited to dress however you are comfortable.  Our worship space is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive restrooms.


Supervised Nursery Care is Available at the 11am worship service.

Children are always welcome and engaged in both worship services.

© 2017 by Downtown Disciples

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Mailing Address:

511 Des Moines Street

Des Moines, IA

Worship Address:

601 Locust

In La Mie Elevate

    Des Moines, IA