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Algona Faith: Growing Faith, Sharing Faith 
 
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OUR HISTORY

 
Algona Faith was founded in 1978 by Pastor Dennis and Joan Niles for the purpose of having a Spirit-filled Assembly of God church in Algona.  After a few short years, the Niles’ were called to another work and Pastor Ed and Janet Harp were elected as Senior Pastors.  Through their 30 years of leadership, the church building has been expanded & remodeled, and the church membership has seen growth in numbers and in the hiring of several different youth pastors.  In June of 2015, Pastors Rob & Anna Thoreson were elected as our Lead Pastors, and have led the the church through restructuring and rebranding ministries for growth!

 WHAT TO EXPECT

Sundays

Don’t worry about getting dressed up, just focus on getting here!  Sundays are a celebration here at Algona Faith.  We will sing, pray, and share a Bible-based message.  Expect service to last about 90 minutes and include: fast and slow songs, announcements, offering, and a message from Pastor Rob or Pastor Anna.  We also regularly celebrate communion and share about missions efforts from around the world.  Before we leave for the morning, we meet in small groups, called Growth Groups, for about 30 minutes – there we discuss the morning’s message & share insights from our own lives.  If it’s your first time, you can use the opportunity to meet Pastor Rob and Pastor Anna!  Children in grades K-5 are encouraged to attend Sunday morning service, too; they stay with their families through most of the service and are dismissed to a program designed specifically for them in a room also designed for them!  Nursery is provided throughout the entirety of the service.
 

Wednesdays

During the school year, there is something for everyone at Algona Faith.  From nursery all the way to adults, we are sharing Jesus with every age in a program uniquely designed for them.  Nursery is available from age 0-3, FaithKids is a midweek service for pre-K to 5th grade kids, and 6th-12th graders meet for FYM (Faith Youth Ministry).  Adults enjoy an interactive Bible study with Pastor Anna.
 
During June and July, we have a midweek service for the entire family which includes, worship, prayer, and a mini message.

 

 

 HOW TO DRESS

 
Church is about loving God and loving people, not dressing up, so feel free to dress casually!
 

 

 

WEEKLY SERVICES

 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Sundays 9-10am (classes for every age)
 

SUNDAYS 

Service 10-11:30am
 
Small Groups 11:30am-12pm (during the school year)

MONDAYS

Worship & Prayer 7-8pm (during the school year)

WEDNESDAYS

Ladies Coffee 9am
 
Midweek Activities 6:30-8pm (Nursery, Kids, Youth, Adult Bible Study; all during the school year)
 
Midweek Family Service 7-8pm (during June and July)

 

 

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LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY TEAM

Lead Pastors: Rob & Anna Thoreson
Pastors Rob and Anna came to Algona Faith in August of 2015. Pastor Rob received his undergraduate degree from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Pastor Anna received her ministry training through Berean School of the Bible, also located in Springfield, Missouri. They are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God and have almost 40 years of youth ministry experience between the two of them. Pastors Rob and Anna were married in 1998 and have two children: Eli and Sarah. As a family, they are passionate about two things: loving God and loving people. They are also avid Star Wars fans.
TRULSON, Curtis & Alissa
Children’s Pastors: Curtis & Alissa Trulson 
Pastor Alissa Trulson is a native of Algona, and has been a member of Algona Faith for most of her life. She has been involved in children’s ministry for 10 years and became our Children’s Pastor in June of 2015. Pastor Alissa completed two years of Master Commission in Springfield, MO, received credentials through the Iowa School of Ministry (ISOM) and is currently a Licensed Minister. Her hobbies include, painting, traveling, writing, reading a good book, listening to oldies music, Jane Austen, anything British and Sci-fi (Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Doctor Who).
Pastor Curtis has served in children’s and youth ministry in Iowa and Indiana.  Pastor Curtis is a Certified Minister through ISOM and will be Licensed in 2017.  When he’s not at church, Pastor Curtis works as a forklift driver and enjoys working out, running, spending time with Pastor Alissa on leisurely walks or watching a good movie at the theater.  
Administrative Assistant:
Marcia Overstreet church@algonafaith.org
Marcia assists Pastors Rob & Anna with the ministry and finances of the church. She also serves on the Worship Team as our keyboard player and is a singer. Her family began attending in 2002 and started working in the office in 2006. Marcia knows God has called her to use her gifts to serve Algona Faith. Marcia is married to Dale and lives in Burt. Together, they have 4 grown children: Nicole, Adam, Ben, and Olivia.
Nursery Coordinators
Sue Kearney & Hilah Owen
 
 
Advisory Board
Elders: Wayne Fuerstenau, Lindsey Moe, Bruce Terhark
Deacons: Josh Biddle, Dennis Kearney, Rocky Olmstead
Representative: Carolyn Marshall
 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 
We are an Assembly of God church affiliated with the Iowa Ministry Network.  We are sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in our services and our lives.  Our mission is to “grow faith & share faith”; growing in our faith through studying God’s Word, living in honest relationships with each other, & worshipping Him not only in our services, but with our lives – and sharing our faith through telling others about our faith & simply serving others in love.
 
For a more complete list of our tenants of faith, the Sixteen Fundamental Truths, please click here.
 
Assemblies of God USA Iowa Ministry Network
 

 

 

REGULAR MINISTRIES

 
Below are some of our regular ministries that run throughout the year.  
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Men’s Ministry

Our men meet on the first Saturday of the month for food and fellowship. We rotate between the Chrome Restaurant, HyVee, and the church, so check the calendar to see where we’re meeting next!
 
 

Women’s Ministry

Women of all ages share in book studies, play dates, and coffee times. Watch the calendar for these special events!
 
 

Music Ministry

We are blessed to be led into worship by talented singers and instrumentalists that include: keyboard, guitars, & drums. If you would like to use your gift of music, contact Marcia at the church office!

 

Eurasia Coffee

If you would like to help support missions and enjoy great coffee, like what we serve in our Fireside Room,
you can click the Eurasia Cafe Logo below to order some for yourself!  
Eurasia Cafe offers a variety of flavors, and you can get your coffee delivered pre-ground, or whole bean!

SPECIAL EVENTS & MINISTRIES

Abate

Every July we host the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) in our church so they can minister during a massive gathering of motorcyclists. We serve a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, ham, eggs, and pancakes with fresh fruit to the bikers and our community to raise funds for all our outreach efforts for the year.

 



Back To School Bash

Every August we partner with Convoy of Hope, the Algona YMCA, the Care Team, and Farmers State Bank to give away free backpacks full of school supplies to every child in Algona Elementary Schools. We also have hot dogs, cotton candy, face painting, and lots of fun for the kids!

 



Great Turkey Giveaway

Every November we give away turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixin’s to those in our community who need them to help make their Thanksgiving special. They are given away the Sunday before Thanksgiving during a Thanksgiving feast and a special Thanksgiving service that evening.

 
 
 

 



 

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SERMONS

 

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Jul 16, 2017
Lost and Found – Smile (Pastor Rob)
Christians are often portrayed in the media as angry and irrational; somewhere along the way, some Christians have forgotten that they have a great reason to be joyful.  In this message, Pastor Rob shares two things that can help you discover or re-discover your joy.
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  • Jul 16, 2017Lost and Found – Smile (Pastor Rob)
    Jul 16, 2017
    Lost and Found – Smile (Pastor Rob)
    Christians are often portrayed in the media as angry and irrational; somewhere along the way, some Christians have forgotten that they have a great reason to be joyful.  In this message, Pastor Rob shares two things that can help you discover or re-discover your joy.
  • Jul 9, 2017Lost and Found – Suffering (Pastor Anna)
    Jul 9, 2017
    Lost and Found – Suffering (Pastor Anna)
    Pastor Anna shares how suffering can be a good thing... by using an interesting illustration.
  • Jul 2, 2017When A Nation Crumbles (Pastor Rob)
    Jul 2, 2017
    When A Nation Crumbles (Pastor Rob)
    We learned from Lamentations that when a nation crumbles, the children suffer. Pastor Rob gives us four things we must do in order to protect the children.
  • Jun 25, 2017Be Anxious For Nothing (Pastor Rob)
    Jun 25, 2017
    Be Anxious For Nothing (Pastor Rob)
    We know we shouldn't worry or be anxious, so Pastor Rob shows us what Jesus said in Luke 12 about how to let it go.
  • Jun 18, 2017Father’s Day – Like Father, Like Son (Pastor Rob)
    Jun 18, 2017
    Father’s Day – Like Father, Like Son (Pastor Rob)
    Series: Father's Day
    Pastor Rob begins this Father's Day message with John 5:19 and uses Jesus' statements about his relationship with His Father to instruct us how we should invest in our relationship with our children.
  • Jun 11, 2017Altars, Tents, and Wells (Pastor Anna)
    Jun 11, 2017
    Altars, Tents, and Wells (Pastor Anna)
    Pastor Anna shares from Genesis 26 about the need for believers to dig their own wells, to remember to live in tents, and to keep our altars permanent. 
  • Jun 4, 2017Pentecost Sunday – Making Music In Our Hearts (Roger Audorff)
    Jun 4, 2017
    Pentecost Sunday – Making Music In Our Hearts (Roger Audorff)
    Our guest speakers, missionaries to San Antonio Roger & Debbie Audorff,
    encourage us to seek more of God, and the more of Him we have, the more we can give away.
  • May 28, 2017More Than Conquerors (Rocky Olmstead)
    May 28, 2017
    More Than Conquerors (Rocky Olmstead)
    Series: Father's Day
    In this special message, our newest Deacon, Rocky Olmstead, shares his personal testimony of how God is making him into more than a conqueror.
  • May 21, 2017On Wings Like Eagles (Pastor Rob)
    May 21, 2017
    On Wings Like Eagles (Pastor Rob)
    Pastor Rob makes several observations from Isaiah 40 about being lifted up on eagles wings.
  • May 14, 2017Somebody’s Daughter (Pastor Rob)
    May 14, 2017
    Somebody’s Daughter (Pastor Rob)
    Series: Mother's Day
    This year for Mother's Day at Algona Faith, we decided to not give Mom a gift in service, but rather to be a blessing.  Not recorded was a presentation from Kelly Butcher of Wings of Refuge (http://wingsofrefuge.net), a ministry that helps rescue women out of sexual slavery.  Kelly educated us to the fact that this is a very real problem in our world, our country, and our state. Pastor Rob used the story from Judges 19 to show us how we are to do something about this terrible atrocity against women.  
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