Kicking Off Mission to the City 2016

During Mission to the City, members of Walnut Creek Church set aside their busy schedules for a few days—serving Greater Des Moines with thousands of hours of community service.

Walnut Creek is about to begin one of the busiest weekends of the year. For the past few months we have been organizing, planning, and praying for these next four days. Over four hundred people have committed to love and serve the city of Des Moines with hundreds of hours of labor.

So what is Mission to the City about?

This weekend isn't all about us. It’s not even about our church. It's about the Father who made us, the Son who saved us, and the Holy Spirit who empowers us.

God exists in perfect community with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Love is the essence of their relationship, manifested in their mutual giving of service, honor, joy, and glory to one another.

Though Jesus is fully God, He willingly gave His life in full submission to honor His Father. He came to earth to serve and to display His Father’s love. Service is an integral part of God’s relational nature and our relationship with Him.

God says now we are His ambassadors to the world. He has entrusted us to display the Good News. Jesus prayed that the world would know God’s love through the ways we, as believers, love one another. That love is what this weekend is all about.

God has given Jesus the authority to send us to continue His mission. And so filled with the Spirit, we go to the city. Over the next four days we will be serving non-profits, businesses, schools, churches, and neighbors:

These are just some of the organizations, businesses, schools, and churches we will serve. 

Join us tonight at Walnut Creek Downtown for an evening of worship and prayer as we kickoff Mission to the City. Registration will be open from 6–7 p.m. for people to check-in and get their t-shirt. We'll begin the night with worship at 7 p.m.

For more information about Mission to the City and to register, visit