Serve The City (STC) is both a noun and a verb. It is our name and it is our intention. Beginning in 1998, we have served together in over 60 different serve the city efforts. We believe one significant way we can serve Jesus Christ is by serving the needs of our cities.
In the Old Testament portion of the Bible there is a verse that begins with “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you….” The Church has a living mandate from the Lord to be a blessing to our communities and neighborhoods, to actually “seek the welfare’ of the cities we live in.
Our common Statement of Faith is called The Lausanne Covenant (LC). The LC was signed by national church leaders from 150 nations in 1974 in Lausanne Switzerland . The North American Lausanne Committee came into being after The Lausanne Conference in 1974; in 1992 they changed their name to The Mission America Coalition. STC is affiliated with the Mission America Coalition which has leadership from over 80 denominations and 450 national non-profit ministries.
The Mission America Coalition (MAC) is an unprecedented Coalition of Christian leaders who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the Church for praying, caring and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in deed and word.
Since its inception, leaders from 81 denominations, over 350 ministries and dozens of ministry networks have been involved in the Coalition. MAC calls for active participation in The Great Commission of Jesus Christ to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19) and our Lord’s Great Commandment to “Love the Lord your God . . . and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39).
“The Whole Church taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole Nation – and to the World!”
Serve The City is a regional expression of the MAC in east central Iowa. Our facilitators, Charles and Patricia Daugherty are State Facilitators for the MAC serving Iowa since 1998. They attend the annual Leadership Consultations as your representatives and participate monthly on State Facilitator Conference calls.
Phil Miglioratti (Pastor) is the National Facilitator for the Cities and Communities section of the MAC. Phil regularly visits STC to meet with leadership. Phil and Charles have a telephone visit, one on one, on a monthly basis.
The MAC is also known as The North American Lausanne Committee. The MAC is an active partner in the World Wide Lausanne Movement.