Wednesdays, 7:30 pm

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Ignite Your Faith

Ignition is a fun, safe and welcoming place where high school students (grades 9-12) are connected to Jesus. At Ignition, students experience God through incredible music and a powerful message, build meaningful friendships, discover ways to stay connected and continue their faith journey throughout high school. Ignition is the perfect next step for students after getting confirmed at PowerLife and for all high school students to grow closer to God! Bring a friend (or five) and we’ll see you on Wednesday night at Ignition! 
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm 
Hope West Des Moines

Ignition runs during the school year and will resume in September. Check back in the fall for 2024-25 registration!

Ignition pastor preaching on stage

Upcoming Summer Events

Student Ministry Summer Bash

Student Ministry Summer Bash

June 5, 7:00-9:00 pm | July 10, 7:30-9:00 pm | Aug. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a night of outdoor games, free food, food trucks, inflatables, music, friends and fun!

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Ignition Summer Camp

June 16-21 | Estes Park, Colorado

High school students are invited to join us for a faith-filled trip to Estes Park, Colo., for a week of worship, community, fun and the outdoors!

Cost: $800 (includes food at camp, camp fee, lodging, travel and a T-shirt)
Deposit: $75 (due at time of registration)

Registration is closed. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

What Happens at Ignition?

Ignition Kickoff  (7:30-7:45 pm) 
The fun starts with ice breakers and games with prizes! 

Breakout Sessions  (7:45-8:15 pm) 
Students can choose how they want to have fun and connect with friends at church. They can pick from options like active gym games, creative arts, service projects or simply time to just talk and enjoy tasty snacks with friends. 

Large Group  (8:15-9:00 pm) 
Students gather in the Worship Center for inspiring music, prayer and messages from the Bible that apply directly to what students are experiencing today. 

Small Group  (9:00-9:30 pm) 
We end the night with a relaxed and intentional time for peers and their adult group leaders to grow together in faith, wrestle with some of life’s biggest questions, and support and pray for one another through the challenges of high school. 

Volunteers Are Needed!

If you’ve been looking for a way to grow in your own faith and support teenagers’ faith journeys, volunteering at Ignition is a great opportunity for you! We’ll provide everything you need to do your role. 

Adults volunteering at Ignition student ministry event

Your Wednesday Nights Just Got Better

Student at Ignition

Group of students praying

Group of students playing games

Student at Ignition

Group of students in the chapel

Group of students in worship center

Are you a student with the gift of music?

Our Wednesday night student ministries, PowerLife and Ignition, are in need of students in grades 8-12 who have musical gifts and abilities to join the Student Ministry Worship Team! If you or a student in your life likes to sing or play bass, guitar, piano or drums, please email Zoe Vorwerk at [email protected] to apply.

Get to Know Our Team


Marisa MacVey


Zoe Vorwerk

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