Wednesdays, 7:30 pm

Hope West Des Moines

Tune in LIVE now!

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, 7:30-9:00 pm 
Hope West Des Moines

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

Ignition pastor preaching on stage

What Happens at Ignition?

Large Group (7:30-8:10 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 (8:15-8:45 pm) 
Students will have 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. 

Community  (8:45-9:00 pm) 
Students will have a time each week to connect with friends, play games and have a snack! 

Late-Night Ignition  (9:00-9:30 pm) 
On the first Ignition of the month, we will lengthen Ignition for an extended time of community. This time will look different each month. 

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

Get Connected with Ignition!