Thrivent Member Network - Greater Iowa Region

Stories of Impact and Information

News From Our Member Network

Each event in your Thrivent Member Network gives attendees an opportunity to move forward in life and reach their own higher purpose and/or live generously by impacting nonprofit organizations in local communities. 

It's been a great - and busy - year so far, despite no in-person gatherings. Virtual event highlights include retirement speaker Tom Hegna in April and in August;  "Pivot, Don't Panic" with New York Times bestselling author Jon Acuff in July; college financial planning with expert Jeannie Burlowski in early fall; "Rock your Resume, Ace your Interview" featuring the recruitment pros from The Palmer Group; "Set them Free with Wings of Refuge" led by local Thrivent Financial professional Aaron Fopma's wife and Wings of Refuge Founder, Speaker, and Development Director Joy Fopma; "Dream BIG with Bob Goff;" a cooking experience called "A Plateful of Grateful" hosted by priest and professional chef Father Leo; "E.P.I.C. Retirement" and "The New Retirementality" with Mitch Anthony; and more! 

Our annual celebration was held in October. Thrivent CEO Terry Rasmussen and others in top leadership addressed Thrivent's membership; a Thrivent Action Team reel displayed the incredible work of living generously our clients love doing; a charitable donation vote was made for 4 nonprofits within the Thrivent Member Network; and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul co-founder) was the keynote speaker.

But that's not all ... there's more! Visit our events page to see upcoming activities! 

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Impact in Our Area

Take a closer look and you’ll see the causes that are near and dear to our clients’ hearts. That’s what’s so exciting about our Thrivent Member Network. It makes it easy to make an impact in all kinds of ways! Regional food banks, animal shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, churches, nonprofits – the list goes on. Our Thrivent Member Network gives you the opportunity to help support and celebrate what’s important to you and your family.

The Thrivent Member Network - Greater Iowa partnered with Riverside Bible Camp for Giving Tuesday 2019. Thrivent offered a $20,000 match for funds raised, and the camp raised over $90,000 that evening! We had a beautiful Christmas-decorated event including chili + cornbread supper, silent auction, giving tree, cookie + cinnamon roll sales, ornament sales, camp gift store, carols + worship songs, testimonials, and so much more!

We are excited to partner with Camp Okoboji on Giving Tuesday 2020 - December 1! Watch our events and Facebook pages for details!

On Veteran's Day 2019, Thrivent clients helped raise awareness and $400 for two Veteran-serving nonprofits: Retrieving Freedom and Patriots for Pets. The service dogs came out to visit, too! 

Power of Membership: Clients enjoyed dinner and interactive learning stations to activate their Thrivent membership benefits and use them to impact their communities. Available to clients as part of their membership is the priviledge of making the most of their lives on their Wise with Money Journey! 


Your Thrivent Member Network - Greater Iowa will provide financial education workshops from time to time. Watch our "Events" page for more info! 


The Power of Membership

Thrivent Financial + Habitat for Humanity

Thrivent Choice

Thrivent Action Teams



  • Do One Thing Different
  • Financial Conversations for Women
  • Heart-to-Hearth: Conversations Around Aging
  • Identity Theft: What You Need to Know
  • Making a Difference: Sharing Your Time, Talents and Treasures
  • Parents, Kids, and Money Matters (Kids age 6-10)
  • Parents, Teens, and Money Matters (Kids age 11-14)
  • From Me to We
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Decoding Your Credit
  • Finding Ways to Save
  • Values-Based Budgeting
  • 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly
  • Economic Update
  • Give Now. Give Later. Give & Receive
  • Income Taxes and Retirement
  • Keeping the Farm in the Family
  • Prepare Wisely: End of Life Strategies
  • Preparing for Long Term Care
  • Retirement – Accumulation
  • Securing and Preserving Your Retirement Strategy
  • Social Security: Timing is Everything
  • Your Legacy: Family, Church, and Charity
  • Joy of Giving – InFaith Community Foundation
  • Women Give – InFaith Community Foundation
  • College Planning – Thrivent Student Resources
  • 3 Ways to Reduce College Debt – Thrivent Student Resources
  • Engaging Generations Through Generosity (requires presenter training)
  • Jim Caulder – Social Security: Money Left on the Table
  • Robin Mueller – Understanding Annuities & Social Security
  • Mitch Anthony – How to Live the E.P.I.C Retirement 

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