East Village location of Walnut Creek
Located in the heart of Des Moines’ historic East Village, Walnut Creek Downtown is a thriving Christ-centered community with a place for you. Our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ who love and worship God drives everything we do.
Plan your visit
What is it like to attend a church service?
Our services tend to last 70-80 minutes. Since you may find yourself meeting a few new people and wanting to chat, plan for an hour and a half. Our teaching is Gospel-focused, biblical exposition that is culturally relevant and worthy of note-taking. We have study guides at our Welcome Center for each sermon series, and we recommend you check out https://walnutcreekchurch.org/media to get a sense for what to expect.
What should I wear?
Clothes. But seriously, wear what you’re comfortable in and you’ll fit right in. We try not to get hung up on things like this.
What type of music do you sing?
Our bands play a variety of modern worship music and updated hymns. We really try to make our time of singing together truly Christ-focused and powerful. Music has always been an important part of our church, and we think you’ll be encouraged by what our team puts together each week.
Where do I park?
Church Parking Lot
We have free off-street parking available on the south side of our building (on the corner of E. 4th & Walnut Street). There are also parking spots along the alley that is adjacent to the west side of our building. Both areas can be accessed from Walnut Street. Our main entrance faces Walnut Street.
Lot & Garage Parking
The LifeServe Blood Center allows parking in their lot on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings for free. Their parking lot is just across E. 4th on the East side of Walnut Creek Downtown. You can enter this lot from E Locust Street, Walnut Street, or E. 5th.
We also have an interactive map with the nearest parking garages and their rates & current capacity here: https://walnutcreekchurch.org/downtown/park
Street parking is free during our Sunday services. Spots are often available on E. 4th between Walnut Street & Court Avenue.
On Saturday nights, meter parking is $1.25 per hour (up to 4 hours) near the church and $0.25 per hour (up to 12 hours) a block south of the church along Court Avenue. Meter parking is free on the Court Ave, Locust St., & Grand Ave. bridges.
Is there anything for my kids?
We want to provide your child a safe, fun, Christ-centered place to learn and grow during our weekend services. We ask that you take your child to Kids’ Class before the service. Our classrooms open 10 minutes before the service begins. Signage will guide you to our Equip Center where you’ll check-in your child. We offer classes for children 3 years old through 5th grade.
How do I check-in my child for nursery or Kids' Class?
Is there childcare available for my baby?
Do you have accommodations for nursing moms?
What is the health policy for nursery/kids' classes?
From all our staff and volunteers at Walnut Creek Downtown, we'd like to thank you for taking time to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you and serving Christ together!