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We believe the Great Commission has global implications. God has called each one of us to do our part to reach the nations with the Good News about the salvation He offers through Christ.

Long-Term Missions

10/40 is a ministry of Walnut Creek Church with the mission to equip and send long-term missionaries to the unengaged across the world, while making disciples of all the unreached people groups in Des Moines. 10/40 is made up of members of Walnut Creek Church who have a desire to be involved in long-term cross-cultural ministry, either in Des Moines or abroad.

Phase 1: Phase 1 is a 10-week program designed to align Christians’ hearts with God’s global passion, help Christians determine their role in the Great Commission and to equip Christians to be more effective long-term disciplemakers. Participants in Phase 1 will be exposed to cross-cultural ministry in a team based environment and will ultimately decide if long-term cross-cultural ministry is right for them. The Phase 1 program takes place each summer in Des Moines.  

Phase 2: Phase 2 is a 9-month program designed to equip and train Christians for long-term cross-cultural mission work, both here and abroad. Phase 2 is designed to raise up long-term workers that will be sent out by Walnut Creek Church to plant churches among unreached and unengaged people groups.

For more information on the Walnut Creek 10/40 program, please email

Short-Term Mission Trips 

Collegiate Spring Break 
Each Spring, students from our Campus Fellowship ministry take evangelism trips to college campuses around the U.S. and partner with churches in those cities. Students spend the week in fellowship together learning how to share the Gospel and meeting people. For more information, contact our College Ministry Director Jacob Van Sickle at

Dominican Republic
Since 2010, we have sent evangelism teams on week-long trips to the Dominican Republic to partner with La Vid, a local church plant reaching out to the University of Santo Domingo. For more information, contact Shaly Moyal at

Each Fall, Walnut Creek Church sends a small team to partner with a local church serving refugees in Jordan. For more information, contact Pastor Greg Altmaier at