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How did the Faithwalkers conference come into being?

The Faithwalkers conference came from the desire to give young men and women the opportunity to hear pastors who have been devoted to Jesus Christ and the Great Commission. At Faithwalkers, people get a chance to hear those men’s stories of faith, to benefit from these men’s life experiences, and to learn from men who have been in the arena all these years. The conference provides a way to continue to pass on the core beliefs of the Great Commission church movement. It is a rallying conference for everyone: young people, couples, parents, and families, to inspire them to be devoted to Jesus Christ and the Great Commission.

The name Faithwalkers was inspired by the Scripture: “We walk by faith and not by sight,” (II Cor. 5:7). Also the name Faithwalkers makes a connection to the Native American culture where they would sit around the campfire with the “old ones” listening to them tell stories of the great hunt and deeds of the past. As Christians, older believers are to proclaim the deeds of God to younger believers, as is written in Psalm 78:4: “We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.”

Topic(s): Conference, History

When and where is the next Faithwalkers Midwest Conference?

The 2017 Faithwalkers Midwest Conference will be held in the end of 2017. Faithwalkers Midwest will be held in the Community Choice Credit Union Center (formeraly Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium) at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

The exact dates for the conference will be added to this site as they are availble.

Topic(s): Conference

What is the theme at the 2017 Faithwalkers Midwest conference?

The theme of the 2017 conference is: Between Two Worlds.

“For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.” – Hebrews 13:14

As followers of Jesus Christ, we live as aliens and strangers in a foreign land. This world is not our home. We look to the heavenly kingdom which is to come.  

As heirs of eternal life we are to defy this world’s values. As G. K. Chesterton wrote, “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”

At the same time we live as residents of this world, called to love and serve our earthly neighbors and neighborhoods. We are called to be fully present in this world as we partner in God’s redemptive plans and proclaim the good news of our King.

How do we as Christians practically live between these two worlds?  

Come and learn how to live for the world to come. Come to Faithwalkers Midwest 2017. 

Read more about it on the about page.

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Who are the speakers at Faithwalkers Midwest?

The main session speakers at Faithwalkers Midwest are pastors of member Great Commission churches that are attending the conference. The main session speakers are listed on the Seminars page when they are announced. Seminar speakers are pastors and/or deacons and pastors’ wives of member Great Commission churches from the Midwest Region.

Topic(s): Conference, Speakers

Who can I talk to if I have a specific question about a Faithwalkers Midwest conference?

This conference is sponsored by Faithwalkers Midwest, a ministry of Walnut Creek Church in Des Moines, Iowa. If you have specific questions, please email and we will respond to you in a timely manner.  You may also call our office at 515.418.9994 and dial extension 716 for all matters regarding Faithwalkers Midwest. 

Topic(s): Questions

Can I view the conference from home?

We do not live-stream the conference, however audio recordings will be available as soon as possible after each of the main sessions and seminars. You can access the recordings on the media page. We will update seminars and main session messages as soon as possible, often within hours. Previous year’s recordings are also available from the main Faithwalkers website

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Can I register for just one or two days?

Yes. We have a specific promotional code that you can request via email at or via phone to our office 515.418.9994 ext. 716. The cost for each day will be $60. You can add multiple days to your registration but must note which days. Meals for the day will be included in that price as outside food will not be allowed.

We also are offering an “Evening Only” rate at $25/evening. This will cover the cost of the journal and name badge and the evening main session and worship only.

Topic(s): Registration

Do you offer scholarships/who do I talk to about a payment plan?

Faithwalkers Midwest does not offer scholarships or payment plans. If you are in need of financial assistance, we ask that you please speak with the pastors or staff of your home church.

Topic(s): Payments, Registration

How do I get a Family Discount? / What qualifies me for a family discount?

Unfortunately, this year we are not offering family discounts. Instead, we have lowered the cost of each registration type so that no matter the registration, there will be a discount.  

Topic(s): Payments, Registration

Do I have to get meals?

All registrations include the price of meals except that of a child 0-3 years. If you have an allergy or special diet, you can mark that on your registration and we will work to accommodate you. The chefs at the Iowa Events Center have experience in working with all types of dietary restrictions. You may want to be specific in your registration notes regarding this.

If you have further questions regarding this, you may contact Shaly Moyal directly and speak with her regarding your situation. Please email her the specifics so that she can look into them and get back to you in a timely manner via phone or email

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