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Discipleship U

Naz Next Steps

RightNow Media


The Alpha Course is a ten-week course that allows guests to ask questions about the Christian faith and what it means to be a disciple of Christ.  The Alpha Course includes sharing a meal together with a small group, viewing an engaging Alpha Course video and engaging in an open discussion after the video.


Join us for this life-transforming class exploring questions

about the Christian faith in a welcoming environment.


Fall 2018 Alpha Session Schedule



September 9 to November 18

9:20 to 10:30 a.m. OR 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.


September 12 to November 14

5:45 to 7:30 p.m.


The Alpha Day Away (Holy Spirit Retreat) is either/or Saturday, October 27, from 8:30 to 1:30 or Sunday, October 28, from 3:30-8:30.  Small groups will be able to choose which of these two dates works best for them to attend.


Click HERE to sign Up Now for a Fall Alpha Class!


Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome!  With questions, email

Discipleship U: Taking Steps Beyond Sunday Morning is an opportunity to learn about and practice Jesus’ command to His Church to both be disciples and make disciples.  Being a disciple of Christ means that we follow Him, that we are changed by Him, and that we are committed to His mission to save people from their sins. As disciples, we engage with head, heart, and hands in following Jesus both within and beyond our church walls to where we live and work and play.


Questions about upcoming DU opportunities?  Email Jenny Nelson, NAZ Director of Discipleship, at for more information.



At Nazareth, we invite and challenge you

to commit to the daily reading of God’s Word

and to allow it to transform your life!


There are many resources out there,

but one resource you might consider is the

Alpha "Bible in One Year" daily email and/or the mobile app.

Click the link to the right to learn more.

At Nazareth, we desire for all people to make discipleship an ever-present part of their lives.  In order to help you along on your journey to live as a disciple of Jesus and to reach out as a disciple-maker in His name, we desire to provide a variety of discipleship-building tools including opportunities for Christian fellowship; invitations to serve others in Christ’s name within the church and to lead beyond our walls by serving outside of it, locally and all across the world; and diverse offerings of spiritual growth resources, educational ministry programs and Bible study groups.


Our prayer is that you will utilize these tools on your journey to know Christ, grow in Christ, and make Christ known.


When you register for NAZ Next Steps, our staff will contact you and put you in touch with those most able to help you get involved. We want to set you up in the area that will help you grow in your relationship with God, so click the link below and lets get started!


Click here to complete the online NAZ Next Steps "SERVE" sign up form!


Or, if you prefer to fill out a paper form and to have additional information, click here for the NAZ Next Steps SERVE brochure.


Email Jenny Nelson, NAZ Director of Discipleship, at for more information.



At Nazareth, we are always looking for ways to equip and empower you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We are inviting each Naz congregation member to have a FREE account to an exciting video library called RightNow Media.


It is essentially the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector.


RightNow Media unleashes millions of Christians by serving churches that disciple and mobilize believers to live like Jesus in their homes, neighborhoods, at work, and around the world.


Take a look at this video to find out more, and then click the link below to get registered.





• The purpose of this ministry is to teach safe shooting/gun safety, to provide an opportunity for fellowship, to share Christ, and to have some fun.

• This is a ministry.  We will pray and read scripture at the beginning of each time we meet together.

• Open to men, women and youth.  Must be at least in 6th grade to participate.  Youth under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

• Dennis Bigelow, a long-time Nazareth member/ and widely known trap shooter, will offer the training and coaching.

• Each participant will be responsible for providing their own shot gun, ear protection, eye wear and shells.

• Cost for each round of shooting is the cost of a box of shells, and $5 each round for youth/$6 each round for adults.  A round is 25 shells.

• We will meet at the Cedar Falls Gun Club on Cedar Wapsie Road.

• Shooting will be done Mondays this summer at 6:00 p.m.




For more information, contact…


Larry Steffens at or 319-415-7635


Dennis Bigelow at or 319-504-2247

Our objectives include…

• To help you grow in your faith in God.

• To pray for your prayer requests.

• To enjoy Christian fellowship.

• To learn gun safety.

• To help you improve or learn shooting skills.

Trap/Skeet/Target Shooting Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

These shawls and mantles, which often provide comfort and peace to their recipients, are lovingly made by volunteers.  They are available to be given away to anyone in need.


New volunteers are always welcome!


You can share the love of Jesus by knittting shawls and mantles on your own time in your own home.


For more information, please contact...


Dixie Nederhoff at 319-269-2776 or


Rená Raecker at 319-266-3140 or


Do you know someone who needs a shawl or mantle?  Please call the Nazareth Church Office at 319-266-7589 or stop by the Welcome Desk.


Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church

7401 University Avenue

Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Phone: 319-266-7589