We have classes for kids of all ages that meet on Sunday mornings from 9-10am. Each teacher uses creative and engaging activities, crafts, Bible stories, and teaching aids as they teach their age group about God.
To ensure the safety of our children, we have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy that includes background checks for all our children workers and safeguards to keep kids safe.
Our youth group (for 6th-12th grade) meets on Sunday nights from 6-7:30 during the school year. The teens enjoy a gospel message, snacks, activities, games, and fun with friends. On Sunday morning, the teens have a Bible class from 9-10am. We also schedule regular youth group activities like weekend retreats, bonfires, video game nights, Adventureland rallies, corn mazes, Christmas parties, and much more.
Adam Schumacher directs the teen ministry at our church, with help from several other youth leaders. Adam graduated from Bible college with a youth ministry/counseling degree. He lives with his wife and 5 kids in Norwalk.
During the week, our church family and their friends meet in various homes throughout Norwalk for encouragement, prayer, and Bible study. Small groups is where we can be real with one another about our struggles, learn to apply God’s Word, and minister to one another in love. For more information about the meeting locations or if you are interested in joining a link group, please contact us.
The adults also meet on Sunday morning for Bible teaching on current events, theology, and spiritual growth.
Pastor Trey has been a pastor for our church since January of 2014.
He has a love for Jesus Christ and a passion to teach others about Christ in a dynamic, interesting way. He has an undergraduate degree in Biblical studies and a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership.
He enjoys lightweight hiking, playing basketball, board games, and watching Boston Celtics basketball.
He lives with his wife, 3 kids, and 2 dogs in Norwalk.
First Baptist Church had its first worship service in Norwalk, Iowa in 1963. In 1964 they built their brick building on the corner of Highway 28 and Mafred Drive. The church has many stories from 1964 to 2014. Many lives were touched with the gospel of Christ.
However, we began to recognize in the latter years that we were not as impactful to our community as we wanted to be.
Recognizing and valuing the church’s history, but wanting to increase our impact, we began to change our identity and refocus our mission. We focused more on Jesus Christ and his gospel, invested large portions of our budget into helping and impacting our community, updated our building to improve its appearance and usefulness, changed our ministry times to coincide with Norwalk families’ schedule, updated our music, added helpful ministries, and much more.
These changes culminated in October of 2016, when First Baptist Church renamed themselves to reflect a distinct rebirth in the identity and mission of the church. We selected the name “Redeemer” because it reflects who we are about (Jesus), and what we are about (his mission of redemption).
Redeemer continues to invest large portions of our time, energy, and money into helping the community of Norwalk by introducing them to the hope of the gospel.