Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 9:30 & 11:00 am

Learning About God Has Never Been More Fun!

HopeKids (Hope’s version of Sunday School) is our high-energy, weekend program for potty-trained children age 3 (by Sept. 15) through grade 5. At HopeKids, children will experience dynamic teachings and upbeat worship songs during opening, with relevant breakout activities in between. This rotational style format is a great way to engage kids in learning about God’s love! New kids are always welcome! 

Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 9:30 & 11:00 am

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HopeKids Sermon Series

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There’s No Party Like a Jesus Party!

All too often people associate going to church and following Jesus as a boring, uneventful and watered down way to do life. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Join us as we continue our yearly theme A Church After God’s Own Heart, and take a look at the joy that comes from following Jesus. There’s no party like a Jesus party!

Upcoming Sermons

  • Family Worship Weekend

    July 27 & 28
  • There’s no party like a heavenly party.

    Aug. 3 & 4 John 14:1-7
  • There’s no party like a coming home party.

    Aug. 10 & 11 Luke 15:11-24
  • There’s no party like a Jesus party.

    Aug. 17 & 18 John 3:16-21

HopeKids Wednesdays

HopeKids Wednesdays is our high-energy, midweek program during the school year for children in grades K-5. Children participate in fun, relational small groups followed by dynamic, intentional large group time. It’s a great addition to what kids are learning on the weekends at HopeKids!

HopeKids Wednesdays will resume in September. Check back in the fall for 2024-25 registration!

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Special Events for Kids!

At Hope, there are lots of special events available throughout the year for children and families to know and grow with Jesus in enjoyable and loving ways! Find out what’s happening throughout the year and mark your calendars for lots of fun!

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Volunteers Are Needed!

If you’re feeling the nudge to help out with HopeKids, it’s easy to volunteer! The only requirements are that you love Jesus, love kids and adhere to our safety guidelines! Weekly and monthly opportunities are available. 

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Special Needs Helpers Available!

One Body is our Special Needs Ministry for kids age 3 and up. Hope West Des Moines provides wonderful staff and volunteers at HopeKids to help make children with special needs feel welcome and included! 

Get Connected with HopeKids!

Get to Know Our Team


Lyndsay Korte


Hannah Wagner


Katelyn Jolivette


Alyssa Schmitz


Jill Smith

Reaching Kids With the Love of Jesus!

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