History of Serve the City

You Are Invited

You are invited to partner with Serve The City as we diligently endeavor to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace as pastors, congregations and ministries. Please consider joining us in this epic adventure focused on reaching our communities with the HOPE of the Gospel. Together we can accomplish the vision of “Serving Christ by serving our cities together.”

  • Pray for God’s work in East Central Iowa
  • Care for your city by loving  your neighbor
  • Share the vision with others so that together  we can complete the Great Commission

We know that the world may not listen to the voice of one congregation or ministry, but they may pay attention to an expression of unity and love in Christ.

Meet Charles & Patricia Daugherty

Charles Daugherty has been involved in the ministry of City-reaching since 1981. He and his wife Patricia have served as Facilitators of the Coalition since 1998. (In 2004 the Coalition became known as Serve The City.) One of their key verses is from Luke 17: “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants;  we have done only that which we ought to have done.’”

“Persistent life-giving prayer for others leads to opportunities to care, displaying God’s love, which opens the way to share the gospel, declaring God’s love.” Steve Hawthorne, WayMakers