Register Online!

To make registration quick and easy, please log into Realm or create an account before registering for VBS.

» Session 1
July 23-27, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 5*)

» Session 2
July 23-27, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 5*)

* denotes fall 2018 age group/grade

Registration Cost

$20 per child; $40 family max.

T-shirts are included with registration. If registering after June 15, sizes will not be guaranteed.

Volunteer for VBS

Many volunteers are needed between now and the end of VBS! Childcare is available for volunteers with children who are too young to attend VBS. For volunteers over age 16 we ask you to fill out a background check form every three years. View volunteer position descriptions.

Sign up online:

» Volunteer for the AM Session
» Volunteer for the PM Session
» Volunteer for Pre/Post VBS opportunities

* Please note: Photographers and videographers will be present during VBS, capturing the various events and activities throughout the week. These photos and videos will be used by Lutheran Church of Hope to promote VBS via mainstream marketing channels such as: church bulletins, printed newsletters, special publications, website and social media. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please direct them to Chris Gunnare, Executive Minister - Operations, at or 222-1520.

Join us for an action-packed week at VBS! It’s a time both kids and volunteers won’t want to miss. Through large group worship, music, skits, crafts, outdoor activities and lessons, we will explore five awesome stories from the Bible for children to learn and experience in memorable ways.

Pick up your T-shirts in Advance!

T-shirts can be picked up at the church during these times:

  • July 14-15 & 21-22, before all services
  • July 16-20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • During VBS (please know lines can be long during VBS, so we suggest picking up in advance to save time)

Please note that T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 15, and that all volunteers will pick up their T-shirts at volunteer training.

If you have questions about online registration or would like more information about VBS, please contact or 515-964-5586.

VBS Snack List - All Age Groups
Monday - Creation Snack Mix (frosted mini wheats, mini Oreos, M&Ms, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, animal crackers)
Tuesday - White Cupcake with white frosting and sprinkles (will have gluten free available too)
Wednesday - Popcorn
Thursday - Chocolate pudding, Oreo crumbs, gummy worms
Friday - red, orange and yellow Jell-o

For kids with allergies or dietary concerns, please feel free to send a snack labeled with their name as a substitute.

VBS Supply Donations
We are expecting 1,200 kids to join us for VBS! Your donations will help us provide them with supplies for crafts, activities and snacks. We tie each to the theme for the day! Donations are due July 1. Sign up here!

VBS Week Prayer, Meals and Facility Help
Please consider signing up to provide meals and dessert to our volunteers, providing prayer for kids and volunteers, as well as cleaning up the facility between sessions.