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BASIC on Mission

Welcome to the BASIC community.  Our new website is up and running, check it out at www.  If you have attended BASIC this year, THANK YOU we have had an exciting and spirit-filled first 3 weeks!!  If you haven’t made it to BASIC yet, we would love to meet you!  BASIC happens on Thursday nights 8PM in Lang Hall on the UNI campus. Everyone is welcome.  If you are new to BASIC this is what we are all about.


BASIC is a college-age worship community.
We exist to unite people on campus by helping them join in the work that Jesus is doing in their life and in the lives of others. All are welcome.
We accomplish this primarily through Jesus-centered worship music, Biblical teaching, small groups, serving others and authentic community.

Core Values

Authentic Relationships- We lead with relationships
Serving Others - We grow when we serve
Leadership Development - We learn as we lead
Compelling Worship - Worship isn’t just music. It’s our whole life.

Kinect Groups
Fall Retreat
College-Age Sunday School
College Lunch this Sunday
Small Group Bible Studies
BASIC Promo Clothing
Mark Schultz Concert Sept. 21
Van Schedule-Orchard Hill Chruch Sunday Morning
Paid Childcare Providers Needed WednesdayNights @ Orchardhill Chuch  

Kinect Groups


Get Plugged In! Kinect Groups are a fun way to build relationships and get plugged in to a local church.

Kinect Groups are led by upperclassmen and hosted by a family from Orchard Hill Church or Nazareth Lutheran Church.  Each group will meet one time per month with the host family in their home.  The group will also meet twice a month for activities in the community, such as, sporting events, bike rides, river floats, dinner, etc. Click here for online sign up

Fall Retreat


Fall Retreat is a great opportunity to get off campus, relax, have fun.  Connect with other students, friends and leaders while building relationships and community at beautiful Ewalu Bible Camp in Strawberry Point. We will hike, play 9 square, eat great food and jump off things.  

When: Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29
*depart from Orchard Hill Church at 9:00am Saturday (transportation provided)
*return to Orchard Hill Church by 3:00pm Sunday

Cost: $60 ($20 non-refundable deposit holds your spot)

Click here for online sign-up (If you don't have required information for the form just put - will provide info at later date - in the section)

College-Age Sunday School

College age sunday schoolStarting at 9:30am on Sunday mornings,  will be drinking coffee, eating delicious breakfast foods and studying the book of Ephesians.  We would love to have you join us.  All college-age people are welcome and invited.  Class will be led by Karla Chestnut, Michael Van Waardhuizen, Derek Kimball and Kurt and Kara VanderWiel.  Contact Karla Chestnut for more info.  

College Lunch

college lunch2 2Free food after the 10:45am service at Orchard Hill Church, 3900 Orchard Hill Drive, this Sunday. Miss your mom's desert and dad's barbecue? We are firing up the grill this week, invite your friends, everyone is welcome. 



Small Group Bible Studies


Small Groups are a great place for life change! Modeling the life of Jesus and his small group of followers that changed the world, we want to offer the same opportunity for you to grow in your faith and impact the world by being in a small group.  In our small groups we will study Scripture, share food and most importantly share our lives with eath other in a weekly gathering. Click here for online sign ups

Concert Saturday, September 21 at Heartland Vineyard Church

1150821 517421331662439 1297039858 nDoors open at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm. Tickets available at Alternatives Pregnancy Center or on General admission tickets are $15 and gold circle tickets are $50,which include a meet & greet with Mark Schultz. Click here for facebook event

Orchard Hill Sunday Morning Van Schedule

Don't have a car on campus no worries! Let us pick you up. On College Lunch Sundays the van will return to campus after lunch.  
Van Pick-Up Schedule for 10:45am services at Orchard Hill Church:
Towers 10:20am
Horseshoe 10:23am
Bridge Lounge 10:28am
Panther Village 10:30am
ROTH 10:35am

BASIC Promo Clothing

Click here for online order form


Childcare Help Needed on Wednesday Nights

If you are interested in serving at Orchard Hill through childcare, and getting a free meal and an extra buck at the same time, please contact Cadi at
Where: Orchard Hill Church
When: 6:00-8pm (5:45pm free dinner) Wednesday nights Oct 2-Nov 6 (6 Wednesdays)
What: childcare: 2 people in 0-4yr olds, 2 people in 5-11yr old (+ 2 alternates)
PAY: $12 per night 

Part-Time Nanny Needed

I am looking for a part-time nanny for our 3-month-old baby girl for the fall school semester. You will be needed 1-2 days per week (Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Requirements for applicants; Must have Mondays and Wednesdays free from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
for the fall semester. Applicant should have experience caring for an infant and enjoy taking care of babies, must know infant CPR or be willing to take a class at Covenant Hospital (I will pay your registration fee), Must be comfortable around a dog.We are looking for an honest, reliable, responsible, and caring individual. References, an interview, and a background check will be required.
 Some perks for this position are competitive pay, a nice, clean, smoke-free home close to campus, access to wireless Internet, Cable, and laundry while you are at our home.  I am a teacher, so my schedule will mirror yours. This means you do not have to work holiday breaks unless you want to (Thanksgiving, Christmas) We will not require your services every single Monday and Wednesday unless you would prefer it for income reasons. This means you can have breaks every now and then such as before Finals, etc. This also means that if you have a family emergency, get sick, etc. it will be ok. THe best perk is you get to care for a happy and healthy 3-month-old baby girl! 

Interested? Please call me at 641-751-2488 or e-mail me at to set up an interview.

Sub-Leaser Needed

Rent-330$ plus utilities. Location-On olive street right by the Lutheran Church. Your roommate is a lovely girl named Meghan. If you are interesed call Leanna- 515-293-0956.

Get in touch

Location & Time

We meet on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Lang Hall at 8pm when school is in session. Click here for location & directions.


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