West Des Moines


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» Session 1
   July 16-20, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 6*)

» Session 2
   July 23-27, 9:00 am - noon, (age 4 - grade 6*)

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

Online registration has closed, but you can still register when you come to VBS! Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to register!

*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!

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.

Online sign-up is now closed. You can still volunteer! Please arrive 1 hour early to register and get training at VBS.

* 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.

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 in the coat closet located on the east side of the Atrium at the following times:

  • July 11-13, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • July 14-15 & 21-22, before and after all services
  • 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 vbs@hopewdm.org or 515-222-1520.

VBS Snack List

Monday - Appleway cheese crackers
Tuesday - Apple slices
Wednesday - Appleway cinnamon bites
Thursday - Bananas
Friday - Goldfish