Northwest Christian Church began July 5, 2009. We began meeting in the Wilson Jr. High Lecture Hall for our Sunday Worship services. Service began at 10:00 a.m., but we had free cookies and coffee at 9:30 a.m.! During the week, all activities were held at our Ministry Center, also refered to as “The House” at 16th St. and Avenue J. This location was host of our Bible studies, Youth Group, meetings, and all other events.
We enjoyed just over a year growing into these facilities, but it quickly became evident that we needed a larger building to call "home". We outgrew "The House" and were not able to use the school for many of the activities we were planning. We were patient, and waited to see what God had in store for us.
October 2010 brought a unique ministry opportunity! Pastor Mike York of Benson Street Church and Pastor Jeff Kraft of NWCC crossed paths during a minister's meeting in Omaha. As they sat together, they began discussing how both churches could work together to reach the west-end of Council Bluffs. Benson had a building and was looking for new ministry opportunities. NWCC had ministry opportunities and was looking for a building.
After much prayer, the two churches decided to share the building and work alongside of each other. Both churches continued to function independently and support their own ministers and ministry programs. Soon Benson Street Church and NWCC agreed to combine their efforts and in July of 2011 we all began to function as Northwest Christian Church.
And Blessed Again!
October 2022 brought another unique ministry opportunity! Pastor Dave Messersmith of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and Pastor Jeff Kraft of NWCC had a meeting, sharing the joys and challenges of ministry. They began dreaming, praying, and pondering new opportunities. After much prayer, Walnut Grove Baptist made the decision to close and became a valuable part of Northwest Christian! Currently, the former Walnut Grove building at 29th & J, now referred to as "The Grove," is being used for ministry opportunities, studies, groups and special events. The needs of both churches are being met and now we all worship together as one body!