Serving the Cedar Rapids Community Since 2006
The Matthew 25 Story
In 2006, brothers Clint Twedt-Ball and Courtney Ball were both serving upper-middle-class churches as United Methodist pastors. They both had a deep desire to use their skills in working with economically marginalized communities.
Clint asked Courtney if he would consider moving from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids and helping to start a new ministry in the Taylor Neighborhood. The pair knew they wanted this ministry to be different. Instead of focusing on charity, it would focus on possibilities and potential. To better learn how to serve this neighborhood, they started by knocking on doors in the neighborhood and asking people what they love about the place they live.