Church Planting

  • Precipitate community transformation as part of our regional vision
  • Prepare planters to realize their dream through Assessment, Training, Coaching, and Resourcing
  • Provide funding and resources based on goals and benchmarks


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Harvest Bible Institute

  • Designed as a 3-year ministry training school to train and equip Bible Based, Gospel Centered, and Spirit Empowered servant leaders 
  • Committed to be Biblically accurate, academically challenging, intentionally hands-on, and purposefully affordable 
  • Affiliated with First Church of the Open Bible in Des Moines, IA

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Missionary Education Fund

  1. Chosen as the Central Region Women’s project for 2016-April 2017
  2. Provides funds for the primary education of missionary children
  3. Help us reach our goal of $10,000

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Global Leadership

For over 80 years, Open Bible has been sending missionaries to go and make disciples of all nations — this passion is at the very core of our mission. Throughout the world, Open Bible is starting and building churches. We are reaching out to those in the 10/40 window and the Muslim world in countries like Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Open Bible is making disciples and training leaders through the INSTE program. We are providing opportunities for short-term missions outreaches; medical help in Papua New Guinea, Liberia, and an undisclosed country; food for the destitute in Cuba, Uganda, and India; rehabs for alcoholics and drug addicts; and ministering to the poor, orphans, and widows in many nations around the world.

Central Region supports Open Bible’s Global Leadership Fund to assist hundreds of ministries in 46 countries that are reaching the lost, multiplying churches, training leaders and pastors, making disciples, and helping the poor. This is our strategic obedience to Christ’s command to go to “the uttermost parts of the earth.”

What makes INSTE unique? First of all, it is both portable and affordable.


No matter the size of the church, INSTE is a fit. All that is needed to get started is a mature, dedicated leader called to make disciples, whom INSTE trains through a short leader-training program right where he or she is. INSTE supplies the materials – books and tests included – a support system for the group leader, and records and recognition for the courses studied. INSTE is affordable. A person can study all five years in INSTE for less than it would cost for one semester at a traditional Bible college. Furthermore, INSTE comes to the local church, so Bible college training is available to all. Secondly, INSTE's methodology sets it apart. Most formal educational systems today are based on the Greek didactic model revolving around a lecture. INSTE’s model is based on relationships, a Hebrew model that incorporates learning into the life rhythm of the church and learner. Third, INSTE is not just church-housed, it is church-based. Our mission statement is clear: [quote style="1"]

INSTE exists to help the local church make disciples and develop leaders for the fulfillment of the church's mission.

[/quote] INSTE is a mission facilitator. Every church has its own unique calling to fulfill. INSTE is the catalyst that stimulates the growth of mature disciples and Bible-centered leaders who help the local church fulfill its unique mission. No two INSTE groups are alike, because the gifting and calling of the individuals in those groups are at the direction of the Holy Spirit. It is also important to note that INSTE does not prepare leaders for the church; it prepares the leaders of the church. The preposition is important. God makes leaders by gifting them. The leaders are already there; INSTE equips the called.