West Des Moines



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.

Our time together on Wednesday nights includes worship with a live band; a relevant message – rooted in Scripture – addressing the challenges students are facing; heartfelt small group discussions led by faithful volunteers; prayer time; and, of course, lots of fun games! We also encourage students to apply their faith to every aspect of their life by learning the value of praying together, reading Scripture and serving those in need.

Each student is placed into a small group which is led by at least one adult and is formed according to their gender, grade level, school district and friend requests.

PowerLife meets Wednesdays during the school year (September - April): 
Grade 6: 6:00-7:15 pm
Grade 7: 6:45-8:00 pm
Grade 8: 7:30-9:00 pm

Student and Parent Expectations
Weekend Worship NotesEach PowerLife student is encouraged to attend weekend worship with their family (in addition to our time together on Wednesday nights). Worshiping as a family each week is essential to a student’s faith development. Also, our students are asked to complete 10 weekend worship notes per semester. These can be found at the Family Resource Center or online and can be turned in after each service. Students will also be given the opportunity to serve with their small group at least once per semester, while also learning and memorizing different scripture verses throughout the year. As always, students are encouraged to bring their friends to PowerLife anytime they want!

In addition to attending weekly worship with their students, parents are encouraged to meet the leaders of their student’s small group and keep in contact regarding upcoming events and sermon series. As students grow in their independence, parents are no longer required to escort their child in and out of the building during drop-off or pick-up times. Students can be dropped off and picked up at the doors. Please talk with your child about the plan that works best for your family.


Volunteers are needed!
Helping a young student grow in their faith is one of the most rewarding experiences in life! If you would like to volunteer with PowerLife, please click here to learn more!