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Walnut Creek Church is a vibrant multi-site Christian community in the greater Des Moines area that is passionate about Jesus. We desire to love people practically and see all grow in a meaningful, rich relationship with God.
Walnut Creek Church was founded in 1985 and is a partner of the Baptist Convention of Iowa, a state-level network affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The SBC is a global network of independent cooperating churches and exists to equip the local church to preach the gospel, make disciples, and plant churches across the United States and all over the world for God’s glory.
Walnut Creek was formerly a member of Great Commission Churches, which is dissolving in 2020.
We start everything we do with prayer, submitting ourselves to God and asking for strength. We know God is our Father and as His beloved children, He invites us to come and be persistent. We pray because we know God hears us, and prayer changes things.
We know life-changing power is in the seed of the gospel, not the sower. God wants to reach the whole world through His people, the Church, as we sow seeds which produce new life. We cannot expect to reach the city or the world unless we sow abundantly.
We desire to not only preach the gospel but also to see believers grow into spiritual maturity, loving and serving God. Christianity is not just an idea to be understood or a lifestyle to be lived, but it is a relationship with our Creator to be enjoyed.