Shine with His Light

  It’s Tick or Treat Time!

Come join us for our annual Halloween Party where Jesus shines bright!  There will be games, soup & hot dogs, and all kinds of treats!!  This is great fun for the whole community.  Don’t miss it!


Starting this Sunday, Sept 10th, I will begin a sermon series thought the book  of Philippians titled, “Completion.” The title is based off of Philippians 1:6, “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” The idea is that when we are born again we have not arrived. When we are born again, we gain the DNA of Christ much like an acorn has the DNA of an Oak Tree. Like an acorn, we must germinate, get the proper nutrients and water in order to grow into in Oak Tree, so we must germinate in our faith and gain the proper spiritual nutrients to grow into the Oak Tree – the likeness of Jesus Christ.  My hope for this sermon series  is that it bears a lot of fruit in yourself and in the church. Please also read through the book of Philippians a couple of times so that it is on your heart as we begin.

Under the Surface

In Adult Sunday School this fall , we are going to be looking under the surface.  We have a tendency of putting on facades and not being real and honest with what is under the surface.  Vulnerability and authenticity is God’s means for true and lasting healing as well as gospel community.  So, our goal is to really use this time Sunday morning to go under the surface with ourselves and each other.  

Church Picnic

Sunday, September 10, at 11:00 AM (Right after services)

All are welcome to come visit our congregation and pastor at this church picnic! We will be at the Denver City Park (Cyclone City).  Feel free to bring a salad or desert, but it is not a requirement.  We just want you to come fellowship with us!

Women’s Bible Study- Armor of God

 This bible study will begin on September 16, 2017  at 8:00 – 9:30 AM.  It will be a 7 week study based on Priscilla Shirer’s study, ‘The Armor of God.’

The series addresses the invisible war that rages on around us in every aspect of our lives.  It wreaks havoc on everything:  our hearts, our minds, our marriages, our children, our relationships, our future.

Ladies, come join us in learning how to put on the armor of God and develop a strategy of arming ourselves in this every day war.

Kids Wednesday Night Program

Kids Wednesday Night Program begins again after Labor Day, September 6!

Family Dinner will be provided at 5:45 PM (Free Will Donations).

Program begins at 6:30 PM.

You kids will be singing songs, playing games, and enjoying learning about Jesus!    The curriculum will be based on  ‘The Jesus Storybook  Bible.’

We look forward to seeing you and your kids! 

(Any cancellations due to weather will be posted on and our website.)

Denver Days- Praise in the Park

Denver Days is full of fun, parades, and fireworks, but don’t forget to finish the fun weekend by joining us at Praise in the Park on Sunday night at 6:00 PM.   All are welcomed- young and old alike! There will be music for everyone.  Hotdogs and chips will be provided at 6:00 PM at Denver City Park, by Cyclone City.  At 6:30 PM, the praise will start!

Why We Do What We Do

Message from Pastor Zach:

I am excited that this Sunday, July 9th, we will begin our summer sermon series called “Why We Do What We Do.”  Many things we do as a church are good, but sometimes we go through the motions or just do things without even knowing what they mean. I hope that through this sermon series we can make what we do more meaningful and substantial, causing us to worship God all the more by what we do.

The bible gives great precedence for this as well. Right before the Passover, God told Israel that every year at this time they were to commemorate the Passover for seven days. And then in Exodus 12:26-27 it says this: And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel in Egypt, when he struck the Egyptians but spared our houses.’” And the people bowed their heads and worshiped. The point wasn’t just to teach kids; it was for all of them to have a way to remember God’s faithfulness, power and deliverance, not just for that week, but in all of their lives.

My hope is that through this sermon series we would all have a firm understanding of why we do what we do. And more so, that we would worship our God all the more for years to come by doing what we do with deeper purpose.

July 9th – Why Baptism? (Matt 3:13-17; 1 Cor 10:1; 1 Pet 3:21-22)

July 16th – Why the Word of God? (2 Cor 3:16-17)

July 23rd – Why Do We Sing? (Ex 15:1-21; Ps 40:1-3; Rev 5:9)

July 30th – Why Do We Gather? (Heb 3:12-14)

Aug 6th – Why Do We Take Communion? (1 Cor 10:16-18)

Aug 13th – Why Local Missions? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Aug 20th – Why Live Like Christ at School/Work? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Aug 27th – Why Cross Cultural Missions? (Mal 1:11/ Matt 28:18-20)

Sept 3rd – Why Do We Pray? (Jn 15:16; Eph 6:17-18)

Pastor Sommerlot

Denver Baptist Church is excited to introduce our new pastor!  Zach Sommerlot and his family have just moved to Iowa from South Dakota.  Zach will start his new position in July.

Zach Sommerlot grew up in Dunkerton, Iowa. He spent every summer, since he was a boy, working for his dad’s construction company (Sommerlot Brothers Construction – Commercial Grain Handling Systems) and was involved in most sports. He attended Ellsworth Community College and played football.

He then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where he got involved with the Navigators college ministry. It was during this time that he felt God calling him to vocational ministry. Following this, Zach moved to Sioux Falls to attend North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary). There, he got involved with a church plant in a nearby town where he was mentored and gained a lot of pastoral experience. In May 2011,  Zach was commissioned by their church to plant another church in Brandon SD, a town nearby.

Denver Baptist Church  welcomes Zach and his family and looks forward to serving Jesus Christ together.   In addition to his and his family’s passion for Christ, the Sommerlot family loves being outdoors, playing at parks, barbecuing, having people over, and singing.