We sometimes use the word faith very casually. “You got to have faith.” “Keep the faith.” “Make a leap of faith.” As Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem nears its conclusion, he begins to talk about faith in ways that are anything but casual. He says profound things about the power of faith: “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you” (Luke 17:6). Or “Your faith has made you well” (Luke 17:19). In thinking about his second coming, Christ wistfully wonders, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Jesus’ words are serious and compelling. They force us to consider what true, saving faith is. They make us ask if we have such faith. But most of all, Jesus’ words move us to run to our God and beg him for more of it. Lord, increase our faith! 

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.