2012 Camp Meeting

Our Evanglist this year was Pastor Hal Daigre from Decatur Alabama where he is the Pastor at The First Independant Methodist Church. This is a video of the Sunday evening message.


Be sure to check back in the weeks to come as we will be posting more videos from the 2012 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meetings.


Download the 2012 Camp Meeting Brochure

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.

2012 Iowa Holiness Association Camp Meeting Brochure

Click on the image above to download the brochure.


IHA Youth Bags

by Tori Rittgers on May 15, 2012

IHA Youth Bags

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

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…]


“What Do You Want, A Gilded Invitation?”

Iowa Holiness Association 2012 camp meeting flyer

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…]


By Grace Trio from Kentucky Mountain Bible College

By Grace

Left to right: Julianna Keaton, Shianne Jack, and Charlotte Chandler

By Grace, a ladies' trio from Kentucky Mountain Bible College, will be ministering during part of the week at Camp Meeting!

By Grace will be singing at the Thursday and Friday evening services, and will be singing and participating in youth services and activities Thursday and Friday.

By Grace consists of a talented group of young ladies who are anointed by the Holy Spirit. We pray that you will be blessed and encouraged by their ministry!


This Week's Call to Prayer from Rev. Don Thurman

Don Thurman

Brother Don Thurman

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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…]


IHA Youth Camp 2012

by Tori Rittgers on April 26, 2012

IHA Youth Camp: June 10-16, 2012

IHA Youth Camp 2012The 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.

There will be fun games and activities, like [click to continue…]

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A Call to Prayer

by Jim Kerwin on April 23, 2012

A Call to Prayer from Rev. Don Thurman

Rev. Don Thurman

Rev. Don Thurman, IHA Board Member

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.

Let us pray for many to [click to continue…]


June 10th Is Bearing Down on Us

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.


Behind the Scenes Progress

We've made some progress in the last 24 hours:

  • Most of our “About Us” information is in place.
  • The menu system has been expanded and enhanced.
  • I've installed a plug-in that makes our website “smartphone friendly.”  (Try accessing http://iowaholinessassociation.org from your Android or iPhone and give me some feedback.)
  • Kevin Klucas tells me that the 2012 camp meeting brochure should be available on this site by May 1st.
  • I'm working with Tori Rittgers to have a new and improved Facebook “badge” installed in the right margin.
  • Don Thurman was kind enough to help me update the IHA Leadership List.


Pardon Our Dust!

by Jim Kerwin on April 10, 2012

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.)
  • Speakers:
    • 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!