At CR First, we work hard to create an experience where everyone feels welcome. Our worship experience is contemporary and you will hear a relevant, dynamic, straight-forward biblical teaching that is designed to be helpful in your everyday life.What to Expect
Every weekend, we provide an opportunity to give financially. If you’re a guest, please do not feel obligated to give. This is an act of worship for our regular attendees, allowing them to thank God for all of the great work He is doing in their lives and to help establish the church in our community.
Next Steps is a short teaching that takes place each Sunday morning, where you will learn about our vision, our ministries, and our beliefs. But, more than that, you’ll discover how you can get involved to make a difference in your community and in the world. You’ll learn what the perfect next steps are for you.Next Steps
Brian & Kristi Pingel accepted the senior pastor position at Cedar Rapids First Assembly in 2016. They have served in various pastoral roles for over 25 years. Brian has also served as a college professor at North Central University where he oversaw the development of young pastors and led programs in Urban & Youth Development. They have been married since 1991 and have three sons.Beliefs
Our Heart is Global
We are church of all nations for all nations. We have a global passion. Kingdom Builders encompasses three ways that you can get involved to make a difference for Christ in your community, your nation, and across the world.Kingdom Builders