West Des Moines



Ignition is our high school ministry program for students in grades 9-12. Ignition meets Wednesdays during the school year from 7:30-9:15 pm. The evening schedule is as follows:

  • 7:30-7:45 pm Huddles in The Bridge
    These short, weekly check-ins are a warm and fun way to start the night with a group of peers and a few adult leaders. Students check in at the computer kiosks, grab a tasty snack, find their group, hear some brief announcements, and participate in a short group activity to help break the ice and get to know others!
  • 7:45-8:20 pm Breakout Sessions
    Students choose from many fun, community-building activities that interests them! The can choose if they would like to play high-energy games in the gym, make a difference and get weekly silver cord hours with our service projects, meet with a one-on-one mentor, join a discussion group to grow deeper in faith, express their faith through creative arts projects, play video or board games with friends, or even work on their homework with their friends!
  • 8:20-9:15 pm Large Group Worship
    Students gather together in the Worship Center, transformed specifically for high school students. We worship Jesus with fun, inspiring music and a message designed to encourage students in the real life challenges of high school!

Looking for High School Ministry in the summer? Check out Summer Ignition!

Do Wednesdays not work with your schedule? Check out Ignition on Sundays at Hope Waukee!

Looking for a way for students to receive intentional spiritual care for their  journey through difficult times? Check out The Landing on Thursdays at Hope West Des Moines!

Volunteers are needed!

If you are an adult or a student who would like to volunteer at Ignition, click here to learn more!


The Hope Student Mentorship Program meets students where they’re at and walks alongside them for a season of time in their lives through intentional meetings and relationship building. Students will be paired with an adult mentor to meet with regularly, talking about topics that are relevant for their experiences in whatever season of life they’re in. It’s an opportunity for students to grow in relationship with God and have another positive adult in their lives to help point them to Christ and support them through the many variables that include being a teenager.

» Student Sign-up

» Adult Mentor Sign-up