West Des Moines


Join us for an action-packed week and get “Soaked in God’s Love!” 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.


Register online!

» Session 1: July 17-21, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 6*)
» Session 2: July 24-28, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 6*)
» Session 3: July 24-28, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 6*)

Registration Cost

Early Bird: $15 per child; $35 family max until June 15.
After June 15: $20 per child; $40 family max.

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

*denotes fall 2017 age group/grade

VolunteersVolunteer for VBS!

More than 1,500 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. Click here for descriptions of the volunteer opportunities.

Sign up online:

» Session 1 Volunteer
» Session 2 Volunteer
» Session 3 Volunteer

* 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 chris.gunnare@hopewdm.org or 222-1520.


If you have questions about online registration or would like more information about VBS, please contact vbs@hopewdm.org or 222-1520.

VBS Snack List - All Age Groups

Monday - Fruit Snacks
Tuesday - Goldfish
Wednesday - Apple Slices
Thursday - Animal Crackers
Friday - Teddy Grahams