2022 SUMMITS: Raising the Bar by Deepening Disciples

Nearly a decade ago, Andy Stanley said that the western church was a mile wide and an inch deep. It was not an encouraging word for the church to swallow since Jesus commissioned us to go and make disciples of all nations. Part of the mission for Open Bible Churches is MAKING DISCIPLES and we want to better equip our churches and leaders for that task.

Every church needs a practical plan to make disciples! We will be hosting six Summits around the region in early 2022. Our Summits are an event for pastors, board members, and key ministry leaders to come together for practical instruction and collaborating with your church team.

We will open an online registration form soon, but want you to get these important dates on your calendar. If the date in your district doesn’t work, take your group to another location. The Summits will begin at 10 AM, include lunch, and conclude by 1 PM.

South                           Ft. Worth, TX              February 5, 2022

South                           Springfield, MO           February 19, 2022

NE Iowa/MN               Waverly, IA                 February 19, 2022

SE Iowa                       Pella, IA                       February 26, 2022

West Iowa                   Jefferson, IA                March 5, 2022

Illinois/Wisconsin       Loves Park, IL              March 19, 2022


Pastor Chris Cavan was unanimously elected to serve as the Lead Pastor of Lifesong Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, IA on Sunday, October 3, 2021.


Pastor Somkong Vong, who preferred to be called Pastor Kong, passed from this life peacefully on October 29, 2021. She fought a long battle with cancer and had recently passed the Lead Pastor baton to her Associate, Chris Cavan. Her memorial service was November 1, 2021.   You may view her full obituary here.