From Then to Now
In 2013, 5 families were sent from Cornerstone Church of Ames to help reach the University of Northern Iowa and plant a church in the Cedar Valley. In September, the church was launched, began meeting in rented schools, and immediately began to experience God’s blessings as students and community members alike surrendered their lives to Jesus. Within 9 months, Candeo established its own elder team and by the next fall, the Lord had provided a building for us to meet weekly in.
God continued to grow Candeo and The Salt Company both in numbers and depth. In 2016, one of our founding pastors and many from Candeo ventured out to plant Anthem Church to reach Mizzou and the community of Columbia Missouri. Our ongoing desire is to continue to plant churches both nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2017, we are blessed to move into a larger church building to continue our vision of helping more and more people find their greatest joy in Jesus. We lean forward with hearts full of faith and courage, believing God has so much more in store!