|A worship and prayer night marks the start of this year's Mission to the City, May 23-26.|
Walnut Creek Church’s fourth annual Mission to the City kicked off Thursday evening with a worship and prayer night. During the four-day long event, church members will serve the city with thousands of hours of community service and reach out to many with the Gospel – or, as the name implies, take a mission trip to Des Moines.
Nearly 500 people are participating in Mission to the City this year. For the first time, all Walnut Creek congregations are holding Mission to the City over Memorial Day weekend.
During the worship and prayer night, Pastor Dan Rude shared two principles that have motivated the church to do Mission to the City each year.
- Christians are to be the light. “Mission to the City is all about being a light to the city,” Pastor Dan said. “It’s our identity as Christians, and this is an intentional time we set aside to serve Des Moines.”
- The good news about Christ is too good to keep to ourselves. “There will be opportunities to share your faith,” he said.
Pastor Dan also shared the five key things we do during Mission to the City:
- Serve other churches
- Serve ministries
- Serve organizations
- Serve the city of Des Moines
- Serve people
Join the Conversation
Join the Mission to the City conversation by posting on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and using the hashtag #m2tc. For a live look at the Mission to the City activities happening around the Des Moines metro right now, go to walnutcreekchurch.org/m2tc.