About the ministry

At Maranatha we believe that God’s purpose in empowering us to be His witnesses was never meant to stay within the walls of our building (see Acts 1:8). The message of the Gospel is something that we desire to take to the ends of the earth. If you would like to take a next step, we invite you to learn more about the people and ministries we support Locally, Regionally, and Globally. We also invite you to pray for them and ask God how you might become involved.

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Abundant Life Food Distribution

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Maranatha Bible Church

Abundant Life is a monthly distribution to families in the neighborhood. This outreach ministry seeks to meet physical needs while also providing encouragement and prayer. The same families participate every month and receive fresh produce, meat, milk, bread, eggs, hygiene products, paper products and non perishable items. When picking up items, those from the neighborhood can share prayer requests and life updates. Prayer is offered, but not required. We seek to share God's love in a practical way, as well as provide hope and encouragement. If you or someone you know live in the Taylor neighborhood and need food assistance, please contact the church office. 

Fred & Donna Aljets

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Tabernacle Children's Ministry

Fred and Donna spread the Gospel through chapel times through the school year to children ages 18 months to 6 years; host and lead Vacation Bible Schools; they have special meetings for children throughout the year; do teacher training, provide a wide variety of children’s material to churches; and Fred often fills the pulpit for area pastors.

Contact at fred@aljets.org

Read their latest update here.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bridgehaven is a local ministry whose mission is to empower choices for life through Christ-centered education and support. Our team is motivated and enabled by our shared faith in Jesus Christ, who powerfully demonstrated the value and dignity of each person in His life, death and resurrection. We seek to help each person we serve realize his or her inherent dignity and value, and to help them choose abundant life, physically, emotionally and eternally.   

Contact at Bridgehavencr.org

Read their latest update here.

Equipping Youth

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Equipping Youth is a non-profit organization, located in Cedar Rapids, committed to promoting character education through our Powerful Choices abstinence program for youth and their families.  Equipping Youth collaborated with local community schools and organizations to develop programming for youth in Eastern Iowa.  The main objective of Equipping Youth is to encourage adolescents to make healthy choices through character-based risk avoidance education.

Read their latest update here.

Heartland Youth For Christ

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Youth for Christ serves many school campuses in the Cedar Rapids area through ministries that include Campus Life, City Life, Student Led, Teen Parents, and Youth Guidance. High schools, middle schools and troubled kids are the focus of the Youth for Christ ministry. They also have offered a number of events such as their annual Golf Tournament, skating parties, Bible quizzing, conferences, caravans, youth trips, and comedians.

Read their latest update here.