Kids Are Important to Us Because They’re Important to God!

Capturing kids’ hearts with God’s love is why we’re here! We want all children and students to know God made them and that they’re loved. Through lively worship, fun events, engaging biblical stories and meaningful activities, we have dynamic teaching, genuine relationships and fun for all kids, no matter their age! We offer a number of special events for children and families for every season and throughout the year to help them know and grow with Jesus in fun and loving ways!

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HopeKids offers fun songs and lively stories to help children ages 3 through grade 5 understand the Bible. We share the love of Jesus, offering relatable teachings and even cool prizes! HopeKids Wednesdays is the midweek version of HopeKids for those in grades K-5.

PowerLife middle school students playing game on stage and engaged in the audience


PowerLife is Hope’s confirmation program for junior high students. Students explore the Bible, ask challenging questions about life, meet new friends and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ during a three-year program on Wednesday nights.

Ignition high school students praying in the worship center


Ignition is for high school students in grades 9-12. When God made teenagers and set the course for their lives, he also provided them with hope and help during these years. Through weekly worship, small groups, serving opportunities and fun, students can find the everlasting love of Jesus Christ at Ignition.

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The Landing

The Landing is a safe place for teenagers to talk about real-life situations and how to cope in healthy ways. A year-round program for teenagers in grades 7-12, The Landing empowers students to share their stories, build a relationship with God and find peace through life’s storms.

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One Body Special Needs

Children with special needs and their families are welcome at Hope! One Body is offered during youth and student programming and most events for ages 3 through grade 12. We believe all students are important, and we’ll do what it takes to connect them to learning more about God!

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Hope Sports

Hope Sports offers opportunities for kids (age 6 and older), parents and coaches to develop athletic skill development and knowledge about playing and leading in Christ-like ways. Hope offers a variety of camps and clinics throughout the year to encourage athletic activities for kids at all levels!

For Our Littlest Hopesters

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Quality childcare is available during all weekend services for children ages 3 and younger. Because we seek to provide the best care possible for your children, there are different rooms available to fit each child’s needs. To find out if childcare is provided during a specific class or time, please check the class information upon registration.

Preschool kids sitting and smiling on bench in a hallway


Hope Preschool offers a Christian atmosphere of warmth, love and caring where learning is fun and meaningful. Children are engaged in active, joyful learning surrounded by teachers and friends whose countless smiles and endless hugs are treasured. It is a place where children learn about Jesus and his never-ending love for each of us, and experience the rewards of making a friend, and the joy of being one!

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Hope West Des Moines’ Children’s Center provides a nurturing, faith-based and educational environment for children (age 6 weeks until kindergarten). Our daycare offers excellent teacher-to-child ratios and Bible-based, Christ-centered curriculum with fun activities and events for kids and their families!

Here’s What’s Happening
Throughout the Year!

At Hope West Des Moines, there are lots of special events available throughout the year
for children and families to know and grow with Jesus in fun and loving ways!

Get to Know Our Team


Emily Langpaul


Lyndsay Korte


Justin Stoffa