Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

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Our youth ministry exists to reach our friends for Christ where they are, help them grow in Christ,  and teach them so they are equipped to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives.

About gsm

At GSM we offer multiple ways for students to encounter and grow in Jesus.  Our Youth Group and Small Group gathering are the foundational teaching and relationship building times for students.  From here we give students opportunities for deeper spiritual growth through discipleship, outreach, service, and leadership training.

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(515) 265-0199



4200 E 25th St.
in Room 204
Des Moines, IA 50317


Summer Hours

Wed Youth Group 7:00-8:15p
Sun Night Life 4:30p-7:30p

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Discipleship Weekend | Rend Collective

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Check out where it all started.  On this retreat we will be visiting the location where all the discipleship books were written and hear the story how a church in the middle of nowhere went from 200 people to 2000 people.  As a part of this weekend we will also enjoy a Rend Collective Concert.  Sign up today – we only have a limited number of tickets!

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Jonathan Meyer

M.A. in Christian Education

Dallas Theological Seminary


Jonathan Meyer’s passion is to impact students, train volunteers, and multiply leaders through speaking, teaching, training, coaching, and writing. He has strategically invested most of his adult life in students.

Jonathan's passion shines through ministry and competition.  Pick-up Basketball, cards, board games, and many other activities bring out his contagious excitement with others.

Jonathan has a wonderful wife, Kim, and three children, Emilie, Isaac, and Anna Grace.


Marcus Rothell

Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry

Moody Bible Institute


Marcus Rothell began working as an Assistant Pastor in November, 2015.  He desires all students to live out a passionate and genuine faith in Jesus Christ. 

Marcus loves coffee (he admits almost too much).  He loves deep conversation, reading, board games, music, and video games.  

Marcus has a wonderful wife, Stephanie.  They love watching football, long boarding, and playing games with others.