Our Story

How it all started...

The Base began it's journey in 1994 as Jubilee Christian Fellowship. Based in rural Fairfield, IA, it quickly moved into the city of Fairfield, eventually settling downtown. During this era of the ministry it went from a non-denominational church very much in the vein of the Vineyard and Toronto outpouring of the time, to an international ministry, birthing the fully accredited bible school Jubilee School of Ministry in 1998. This school accepted international students becoming one of the first bible schools to be able to have INS status. This led to birthing schools overseas primarily in Africa, India and Indonesia. Eventually covering 40 schools in 8 nations.

It changed it's name to Jubilee International Ministries in 2003 to better reflect the ministry's transition from a traditional church to a ministry and training center.

Expanding the vision...

In 2006 the group went on a team retreat in Keosauqua, IA to seek the Lord for a weekend for the coming season. This was a significant time of personal ministry to one another and a clear direction was formed to begin to travel out into the state to encourage the church with a rally cry of unity and reaching our state together.

This led to the forming of the Iowa Alliance for Reformation. A ministry believing that God was desiring to "reform" the modern church from a local, church body mentality to a broader Kingdom focus and to bring unity to His church like never before. The Alliance held it's first meeting in Pella, IA in February of 2007.

The Alliance traveled for two years and held 10 regional meetings during that time in all 4 corners of the state. During this process the vision began to really solidify that the ministry's calling was to the state of Iowa. Specifically to continue to meet and build relationship with leaders and churches of like faith, continue to raise up current and next generation leaders and above all be a place for the Glory and Presence of God.

The final Alliance meeting was held in Fort Dodge, IA in 2009 and after much prayer and confirmation during the two years of travel, it was announced that part of the ministry would be relocating to the capitol of our state. No one was required to go or participate, only those who felt called and who were in a position to relocate.

20 people moved to Des Moines throughout 2009 and by October 31st, 2009 The Base was born and held it's first meeting in Stilwell Middle School in West Des Moines.

Where we are headed...

We continue to remain invested in the state of Iowa, it's people, promises, leaders, churches, government and future. We make all of our ministry decisions around these elements.

We are involved in weekly year round prayer in the State Capitol Building, often times with actual legislators in attendance. The first saturday of the month we host Pray Iowa, an evening devoted to state focused prayer over Iowa.

We remain committed to being a training center, equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, giving opportunity to discover and develop spiritual gifts and callings.

We will forever be committed to stewarding the presence of God through passionate, real, intimate praise and worship.

We will always value solid doctrine as well as fresh revelation of His word.

His people are carriers of His glory in the earth. We are committed to community, building relationships, investing in one another and continually welcoming new family members.

Is that you?

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Saturday night at 6PM or during any of our other gatherings.