What do you really need right now? To answer that question, one must first define what a “need” is. We understand that a “need” is greater than a “want.” If you lack something you want, life goes on just fine. If you lack something you need, that presents a problem. Thus, to correctly answer that question, “What do you really need right now,” ultimately one must understand their greatest problems. 

Mankind’s greatest problems are universal. We all live under the curse of sin. That sin makes us utterly helpless in our natural state. Natural man is confused, unable to make sense of life. Left in sin, man is doomed to death, and not just physical death. After one’s heart stops comes another type of death that is infinitely worse, an eternal nightmare. 

Lent is the season of the Church Year where we wrestle with our greatest needs. Lent also demonstrates that in Christ, all our greatest needs are met. Here is what the Spirit makes clear this season. If you lack Christ, you have nothing. If you have Christ, you have everything you truly need. Join us this Lent for our new series: Our Greatest Needs.


Casual Atmosphere
Serious Faith

Are you looking for a place where there's serious Bible teaching, but in an
atmosphere that's casual? 

Beautiful Savior is a growing church
community in West Des Moines IA that seeks to glorify God by "Growing in the faith, Gathering together as believers, Going to our neighbors with the gospel!" 


Sunday Worship 
at 9am

Sunday School
Adult Bible Study 
at 10:15am


Sundays in Bible Class

Gospel of Matthew 

Matthew reveals to us how Jesus taught his disciples to make disciples of others. In today’s religious world, there is much discussion about what makes a Christian a disciple. Some distinguish between mere believers and real disciples. Believers, they say, focus on faith in Christ and doctrine, while disciples really seek to let God guide their lives. Scripture makes no such distinction. Matthew tells us to watch Jesus, learn who he is, and see his compassion and power and how he ushers in the kingdom of God. Watch him die for our sins and rise again. As we do this, we will be willing and able to follow him and grow in our ability to live for him


Beautiful Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church is a confessional Lutheran church in West Des Moines, Iowa.