Grades 6-8

Hope West Des Moines

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Come Join the Fun on Wednesday Nights!

PowerLife is a fun, safe and welcoming environment where junior high students (grades 6-8) can explore the Bible, ask challenging questions about life, meet new friends and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ. As Hope’s confirmation ministry, PowerLife is designed to help students discover their faith through weekly gatherings where we create space for students to focus on building healthy, faith-filled relationships; learn more about God through worship, prayer and our study of the Bible; and live out their faith by applying their beliefs to everyday life!  
Grade 6: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm 
Grade 7: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm 
Grade 8: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm 

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

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PowerLife Leader Resources 

Access leader guides and other useful resources each week.  

PowerLife group with their leader

PowerLife Student & Parent Expectations 

Parents will always be the primary faith role models for their students. Helping your student build their faith in Jesus Christ is the most important gift you could ever give them.

Confirmation Sunday service

Confirmation Dates & Info 

All eighth graders are invited to participate in confirmation by publicly confirming their faith in Jesus Christ! 

PowerLife Retreat Dates and Information

At PowerLife Retreats, students focus on developing a stronger relationship with God while doing fun camp activities with their peers.   

Sixth Grade Retreat: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, at Riverside Bible Camp
Eighth Grade Retreat: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at Hope West Des Moines
Seventh Grade Retreat: Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 11-12, 2023, at Hidden Acres Christian Center
Eighth Grade Retreat: Saturday & Sunday, March 2-3, 2024, at Hidden Acres Christian Center

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PowerLife Volunteers Needed!

If you have a heart to see young students transformed and you’re looking to make a difference in the world, PowerLife is a great place to serve!

Get Connected With PowerLife!

Follow us on social media or visit our PowerLife News page for updates, reminders and other helpful information!

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 a Life … PowerLife! 

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Students worshipping

Student at PowerLife

Worship band at PowerLife

Get to Know Our Team


Justin Stoffa


Emma Graen


Zoe Vorwerk