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; 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. 

PowerLife meets Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, during the school year (September - May)


Each PowerLife student is encouraged to attend weekend worship with their family. Worshiping as a family each week is essential to a student’s faith development. Also, our students are asked to complete 10 weekend worship note cards per semester. These can be found at the Welcome Center, and can be turned in after each service. Students will also be given the opportunity to learn and memorize six different scripture verses throughout the year, as well as serving opportunities with their small group (at least) once per semester.

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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!

Contact Info

Ryan Tunink, Student Ministry Coordinator
Phone: 515-282-4481

Weekend Worship Notes  

Required Student PowerLife retreat forms
» Health Form (required)
» Medication Information Form
» 6th Grade: Oct. 19 at Riverside (boys and girls)
» 7th Grade Boys: Nov. 16 & 17 at Hidden Acres
» 7th Grade Girls: Nov. 23 & 24 at Hidden Acres
» All Campus 8th Grade Retreat: Oct. 12 at Hope WDM (boys & girls)
» 8th Grade Boys: Feb. 29 & March 1 at Hidden Acres
» 8th Grade Girls: March 7 & 8 at Hidden Acres