We trust that you will find this web site to be useful as you learn more about Harvest Evangelical Free Church, or become involved with one of our ministries at a deeper level. Here are a few basic facts about Harvest E-Free:

Our Vision
Our Vision is to continually mature and grow as a united body of Jesus-imitators who live out God's greatest commandment to "Love" (Mt. 22:37-39) by exalting God and serving one another, and His great commission to "Go" (Mt. 28:18-20) by reaching into and shaping our local, regional, and global communities. Our Mission is to love and trust Jesus, to know and live the word of God, and to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our families and communities.

Our Faith
At Harvest Evangelical Free Church, we believe God puts His highest priority on people. You matter to God and you matter to us. We believe that church should not be a "place" that is boring and unpractical, but a "place" that is dynamic and relevant…a "place" where relationships are authentic and real…a "place" where people of all ages, single and married, can belong and find fulfillment and community. We seek to be obedient followers of Christ by following beliefs based on the truths of God's work.
To read our Doctrinal Statement click here.
To read our Guiding Principles Statement click here.

Our Story
  • May 1991 - Six families desire to begin an Evangelical Free Church in Story City, Iowa. Bob Nieuwendorp, an EFCA District Church Planting Pastor, comes to work with these families.
  • October 1991 - First church service held at the Roland-Story Elementary School in Story City.
  • July 1992 - Dane Schaudt arrives as the first senior pastor.
  • August 1998 - Approximately five acres of land are purchased for a permanent ministry center.
  • September 1999 - Matt Soderstrum joins the staff as adult ministries pastor.
  • July 2000 - Church services moved to the Roland-Story Middle School in Roland, Iowa.
  • August 18, 2002 - First church service held in new ministry center in Story City, Iowa.
  • March 2005 - Pastor D joins the team as the new youth pastor.
Service Times
8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.

9:45 a.m.
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524 Riverhills Dr.
Story City, IA 50248