Des Moines



Register online!

Located at our downtown campus, 1821 Ingersoll Ave.

July 22-26, 6:00-8:00 pm, (age 3 - grade 6*)

Online registration is closed. Walkins are still welcome! Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Registration Cost:

$20 per child; $40 family max.

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

*denotes fall 2019 age group/grade

Volunteer for VBSVolunteer

Many 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 age 13 and older we ask you to fill out a background check form every three years. Click here to view volunteer descriptions.

Online sign-up is now closed. You can still volunteer! Please arrive 15 minutes early to register 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 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.

If you have questions about online registration or would like more information about VBS, please contact or 515-282-4481.

VBS Supply Donations

It requires a lot of supplies to pull off VBS for 100+ kids! We would love your donations of the following items if you would like to contribute in this way. We ask that you bring your items to the church (reception desk) by July 14 (unless otherwise noted) so all items can be accounted for and prepped for the week of VBS.

» Sign up here

VBS Snack List

Monday - Animal crackers
Tuesday - Cheez-Its
Wednesday - Fruit snacks
Thursday - Goldfish
Friday - Prezels

Pick up your kid's T-shirts in advance!

If you have pre-registered your kids for VBS their T-shirts can be picked up at the church during these times:

  • July 13-14 & 20-21, before and after 9:15 and 11:00 am services

Please note that T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations received after June 15, and that volunteers will be able to pick up their T-shirts at volunteer training.