Get Involved at Hope!
Ongoing Classes and Events
Sign up for Alpha, an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner during thought-provoking weekly sessions. Or join us for a midweek opportunity for adults, every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm in the Chapel at the West Des Moines campus, called Hope Wednesdays for Adults. There are also many different book studies, both in person and online, where you can explore your faith in a deeper way.
“We’re better together!” We tend to say that a lot around here, and we say it because it’s true. God created us to live in community with one another (not to try to figure it all out by ourselves). The purpose of small groups is to bring people together in growing, Christ-centered relationships. These groups we call Hope Groups are small groups of Christ-followers who meet regularly to grow relationships, study God’s Word and serve the world around them.
Youth and Family
Through dynamic teaching, worship and activities, our hope is to reach kids with the love of Jesus and teach them all we can about him! We want them to know God made them, that he is their friend, and that they can be real and honest with him. Hope offers weekly programs for kids of all ages: HopeKids (age 3-grade 5), PowerLife (grades 6-8) and Ignition (grades 9-12).
There’s Something for Everyone!
- Kairos for College Students
- REVIVE Young Adult Ministry
- Engaged & Married
- Hope Sports
- Support Groups
- Creative Arts
- Hope en Español
- One Body Special Needs
There are so many ways to get involved and find your place at Hope through various ministries and groups! They were created to help you grow in your relationship with God and equip you with the tools you need to live the amazing life God has in store for you. Get connected at the Hope location nearest you!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to Christianity or new to Hope, there are classes and opportunities to learn more about Christianity and being a member of Hope.
Everyone is warmly welcomed into the various classes, groups, studies and events, regardless of whether you are a church member.
Descriptions of all opportunities are available on the Classes page. Please take a few minutes to register for the classes that you plan to attend. By doing so, you help our teams adequately prepare so we can provide you with appropriate materials, accommodations and childcare.
Yes. We hope you will make yourself at home at any of our campuses and Local Sites and take full advantage of what’s offered.
Childcare is offered at all services (infants-age 3) and for many classes and events (infants-age 11). Please check the individual class pages online to find the details. To ensure the safety and well-being of the children in Hope’s care, we take great care to staff the nursery appropriately. To guarantee the availability of childcare for your child(ren), please preregister for classes. Unfortunately, space is limited. When registering, please indicate the names and ages of your children needing care. Walk-ins will be warmly welcomed as space allows.
Childcare for infants-age 3 is offered at all services and for many classes and events. The nursery opens 15 minutes prior to the start of events and worship.
Yes, these can be found in the New to Hope area. Please bring your ID with you.
Not sure where to start?
Join us at Hope West Des Moines before or after any service under the orange New to Hope sign for a free Hope T-shirt and to talk with one of our Hope Ambassadors who can answer your questions or point you to the right people for answers. Or fill out this New to Hope form and we’ll get you connected!