South Des Moines location of Walnut Creek


Located in Jackson Elementary School on Des Moines’ south side, Walnut Creek South 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.




Walnut Creek South

Jackson Elem. School, 3825 Indianola Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320

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What is it like to attend a church service?

Our services tend to last 70 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 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?

Jackson Elementary has a parking lot on the west side of the building as well as two parking lanes on the east side of the building. The east lot is designated for visitors and families with young children. Both lots are accessible from Indianola Avenue.

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. Each of our services begins with a few worship songs. Bring your child with you to the beginning of the service and then after opening music, we’ll dismiss kids and give you time to take your child to Kids Class. Signage will guide you to 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?

For the safety of your child and your own peace of mind, we use a child check-in system for our nursery and Kids Classes. There will be a volunteer standing near the check-in stations to assist you if you have questions. Our check-in system will print a name tag sticker for your child and you’ll receive a unique security label that you’ll need to pick up your child after the service has concluded.

Is there childcare available for my baby?

If you have a child who is 2 years old or younger, you can check them into our nursery. Our volunteers are all well-trained regular attenders of Walnut Creek who have passed a background check. In the nursery there is a changing table and diaper bag storage. If you have any questions, simply ask to speak to a nursery supervisor.

Are there accommodations for nursing moms?

Congrats on the new baby! We understand that taking an infant to church can be a challenge and we want to make it as easy as possible. We have a designated area located in the back of the auditorium where you can still hear the service while you feed your child, or if you prefer, we have an area in the nursery where you can feed or comfort your child.

What is the health policy for nursery/kids' classes?

To ensure the health of every child in our nursery, we ask that you keep your child with you during the service if you suspect them to have a serious communicable illness or disease.


A few things to consider:
  • Have they had a fever in the past 24 hours?
  • Have they vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours?
  • Do they have a severe cold or cough?
  • Do they have green or yellow mucus?
  • Are there any unexplained rashes or inflammations of the skin?
  • Is there any redness or discharge from the eyes? 

Local Staff

From the entire local staff 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!

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