PowerLife is an opportunity for junior high students (grades 6-8) to explore the Bible and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ. Each week during PowerLife we seek to help students discover who God has created them to be. We learn and practice spiritual disciplines while encouraging students to read Scripture and apply their faith to everyday life.

Our time together each week is divided into large group worship and small group breakouts. Each small group is led by at least one adult and is formed according to gender, grade level, school districts and friend requests.

PowerLife meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm during the school year.

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Volunteers are needed!
PowerLife leaders are the heartbeat of our ministry. If you would you like to volunteer with PowerLife, click here to learn more!

Featured Events for Grade 8

At Hope Waukee:

Girl Talk Seminar: Cultivating Inner Self
Saturday, March 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Girls in grades 8-12 who are trying to find themselves in a world that constantly is telling them how to look, what to be or that they aren't good enough. Various speakers will share their own experiences and how God loves us through the good and the bad.

At Hope Des Moines:

Dudes' Day
Saturday, March 30, 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Dudes’ Day is a one-day retreat for guys in grades 8-12 to have fun and be challenged in their faith. There will be activities and talks to encourage their faith, a service project to energize their sense of purpose, tasty food to fill their bellies, and a time to have a blast with friends! God is calling young men to be driven by what matters most; Dudes’ Day is a day where we have a chance to do that together!

Weekend Worship Notes

For parents


Jordyn Wyzgowski, Student Coordinator
Email: student@hopewaukee.org
Phone: 515-850-1200

Required Student PowerLife retreat forms
» Student Covenant Form
» Health Form
» Medication Information Form
» 6th Grade: Oct. 13 from 10:00 am - 6:15 pm at Hope Waukee (boys and girls)
» 7th Grade Boys: Nov. 17 & 18 at Hidden Acres
» 7th Grade Girls: Dec. 1 & 2 at Hidden Acres
» 8th Grade Boys: Feb 23 & 24 at Hidden Acres
» 8th Grade Girls: March 2 & 3 at Hidden Acres