Experience God
and respond
in praise


WORSHIP is essential to living out our Method here at Ankeny First. When we as a church come together each weekend, we are putting Christ first and telling God He is worth all glory, honor, and praise. One of the ways we can RESPOND in service is by giving back to God using the gifts and talents He's given us. Whether it be singing or playing an instrument, running cameras or slides, audio or lights, we offer a variety of musical and creative opportunities for all ages.

To get involved, contact Jose Clavell, Director of Traditional Worship (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Amity Wagner, Director of Contemporary Worship (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions or for more information.



Want some worshipful music to keep you connected to your faith?
Here's a Spotify playlist from our worship directors!


Below are some of the worship arts rehearsal schedules. This will give you an idea of the types of opportunities available in worship leadership @first.

Uptown Rehearsals
  • 4:50-5:20pm – Heavenly Metal (6th - 12th gr. Youth Hand Bell Choir) 
  • 5:30-6:00pm – Celebration Chimes (3rd - 5th gr. Tone Chime Choir)
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Uptown Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir) 
  • 6:00-6:40pm – Kids of the Kingdom (1st - 5th gr. Children's Choir)
  • 6:00-7:00pm – 11:00 Worship Team (Sr. High - Adult) 
  • 6:00-7:00pm – Praise Ringers (Adult Hand Bell Choir)
  • 7:00-8:00pm – Instruments of Peace (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal for church orchestra) 
  • 7:00-8:00pm – Chancel Choir (Sr. High - Adult rehearsal) 

Other Offerings

  • (Times vary when preparing for performances) – Visual Scriptures (4th grade - Adult Puppet & Drama Ministry)
CLC Rehearsals
  • 6:00-6:30pm (Tuesday) – CLC Little Cherubs (Age 3 - Kindergarten Children's Choir)
  • 5:30-6:00pm (Wednesday) Spark Worship Team  - (youth 6th-8th grades)
  • 7:00-7:30pm (Wednesday) Ignite Worship Team -  (youth 9th-12th grades)
  • 4:00-5:00pm (Saturday) – Worship Team
FAITH CHAPEL REHEARSALS
  • 10:00-11:00pm (Tuesday) – Bells of Faith (Adult Tone Chime Choir)
  • 8:00-9:00am (Third Sundays) – Chapel Singers (Sr. High - Adult Choir)
  • 10:10-10:25am (Sunday) – Faith Chapel 10:30 Worship Team (6th grade-Adult)
  • 6:30-7:30pm (Thursday) – Faith Chapel 10:30 Worship Team (6th grade-Adult)
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249