Our 2012 Camp Meeting brochure is available for immediate download. Thank you, Kevin Klucas, for making these available. To download the PDF so that you can print your own, please click on the image below.
Click on the image above to download the brochure.
Special bags to be given to each teen who pre-registers for IHA Youth Camp before June 1st!
The IHA Youth Bags are in!! We are very excited to give a bag to each teen who pre-registers by the June 1st deadline! We know you will love them – these bags are AWESOME!! There is plenty of space inside and a handy water bottle holder on the side. Click on the image on the right to see a close-up of the bag.
The pre-registration deadline is approaching!! Be sure to pre-register by June 1st to receive your bag AND the $15 savings! Reminder: the cost for camp is $105 for each teen who pre-registers and $120 for those who register after the June 1st deadline.
To download a registration form or for more information on IHA Youth Camp 2012, please click here.
Welcome from Iowa Holiness Association President Brady Hunter
IHA President Brady Hunter
On behalf of the Iowa Holiness Association (IHA), I welcome you to the official website of the IHA. I pray that your visit to our website inspires and motivates you to live the holy life. It is the primary objective of the IHA to proclaim scriptural holiness as it has been doing since its inception in 1879.
We plan and promote a 6-day camp meeting each June set on the campus formerly owned by Vennard College in University Park, IA. The majority of the activities occur at the tabernacle in the woods. We have services for all ages, from the kids to the “more mature.” Our focus begins with the salvation experience called justification, which is conditioned on faith and repentance, involving the forgiveness of sins and the impartation of spiritual life. The second experience is entire sanctification, which is conditioned on [click to continue…]
Click the image above to download the 2012 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting color flyer.
Stop thinking of evangelism as something the preacher does during the camp meeting, and start thinking of it as something you do before the camp meeting. The ministry team can't win lost and unsanctified souls if those souls don't attend. And they won't attend if they're not invited. No, scratch that — they won't attend if YOU don't invite them.
So invite them! Pray for those whom the Lord puts on your heart, ask Him for wisdom and favor with those for whom you're praying, and then invite! And while we don't have gilded invitations for you to hand out, Kevin Klucas has created a great 8-1/2-by-11-inch color flyer that you can download and print on your color ink-jet printer or your color laser. (Actually, it even looks quite presentable when printed from a black-and-white laser, though not quite as eye catching.) Click on the image to the right for the download. All Kevin asks is [click to continue…]
As we gather for our IHA Prayer Meeting this Tuesday, May 1,2012, let us especially focus on two basic but very important requests which are the primary purposes of our Camp:
2 Peter 3:9 reminds us that “The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all may come to repentance.” Let us especially remember those who are lost without Christ and/or those who are backslidden who will be in the services, that they will experience the beginning of holiness in their hearts and lives.
1 Thessalonians 4:3,7 says, “For this is the will of God even your sanctification…” and “For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.” And Hebrews 12:14 says, “Without [click to continue…]
The Iowa Holiness Association Youth Camp will be June 10-16! We would LOVE for you or the teen in your life to be part of this incredible week of Camp! You will have the opportunity to draw closer to the Lord and become in tune with what He desires for you! Please understand that the focus for this week isn't about entertainment or recreation, although there will definitely be times when those things will occur. Holiness Camp is a rare opportunity to place the primary focus on a week centering on spiritual things.
Our Youth Evangelist will be Rev. Del Rittgers of Des Moines, Iowa. Pastor Del is a favorite among the youth, with his thought-provoking Bible studies and a desire to develop a personal friendship with each teen.
As we look forward to our 2012 Camp Meeting, June 10-15, just 48 days from today, I am writing this Call to Prayer for another “time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). Let us set aside each Tuesday as a day of prayer for the Camp Meeting. If possible let us gather in small groups and let us claim the promise of our Lord that if we will agree in prayer we will have what we ask of the Father (Matthew 18:19). If it is not possible for us to gather with a group for prayer, let us take time each Tuesday as our schedule permits to intercede for the Camp.
Let us ask in faith for the anointing of the precious Holy Spirit upon all the workers: Evangelist, Rev. Hal Daigre; the Bible Teacher, Rev. Esther Brown; the Worship Leader, Rev. Larry Dodds; the Children’s Workers, Rev. Cyril and Jan McKay and family; the Young People’s Evangelist Rev. Del Rittgers and family; and the World Gospel Missionaries Leroy and Sandy Anderson.
The 2012 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting will be on us before we know it, and we're continuing to upgrade the website, especially “behind the scenes.” Here's the latest:
Are you getting ready spiritually? Are you praying for a harvest?
There is a new Iowa Holiness Association YouTube channel, which Steve Shafer will begin to populate with evening-meeting videos he recorded on his professional equipment last year. We could see the first of these as early as this coming Saturday.
Approval is pending from Google.com for a listing in Google Places, as well as permission to move the Google Maps “marker” for the Iowa Holiness Association. Once approval is received, that will mean that all Google Maps will put an IHA marker right on the tabernacle in Google Maps satellite view.
Note to GPS fanatics: If you ever get a listing on your Garmond or TomTom unit for [click to continue…]
The New Look of the Iowa Holiness Association Website
We’re in the process of rebuilding – from the ground up – the Iowa Holiness Association website. “IHA Website 2.0” will have many advantages. For instance, more members will be able to contribute to the site. And IHA camp meeting messages can be more easily shared as podcasts. This process will be ongoing through the first week of May. But you’re probably here wondering, “Yes, but what about the information for this year’s camp meeting?” Here’s it is in a nutshell:
2012 Camp Meeting Information
Dates: June 10-15, 2012
Place: The IHA Tabernacle on the grounds of the old Vennard College campus.
Time: Evening meetings start at 6:30 PM. (Morning and afternoon meeting times will be listed shortly.)
Evangelist: Rev. Hal Daigre
Bible Teacher: Rev. Esther Brown
Camp Song Evangelist: Rev. Larry Dodds
Youth Evangelist: Rev. Del Rittgers with Mrs. Chris Rittgers
Children’s workers: Rev. Cyril McKay, Mrs. Jan McKay
Access to other pages—About Us, Youth Information, Doctrinal Statement, etc.–will all be restored in the coming days. Thanks for your patience. We hope to see you all in June!