Youth Ministry at Hope Ames

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” We work to live this out at Hope Ames by offering spaces where youth of all ages can experience the love of Jesus while having a blast. We do this through impactful lessons, meaningful worship and fun activities, all the while declaring God’s love for all. 

A child laying on a foam mat with markers and a coloring sheet
Kids sitting on foam mats in the gym during HopeKids


HopeKids is our Sunday morning programming for children ages 3 (by Sept. 15 and potty-trained) through grade 5 during our 9:00 am worship service.  

Group of PowerLife students singing and raising their hands


PowerLife is Hope Ames’ junior high ministry for students in grades 6-8 that meets on Sunday nights from 6:30-7:45 pm.  

Rows of Ignition students in pews laughing


High schoolers are invited to check out Ignition — Hope Ames’ ministry for students grades 9-12 that meets on Sunday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm.  

Hope Families


HopeFamilies is a once-a-month program that brings families from all stages of life together for community and spiritual growth.  

Two children in the nursery, one holding a book


We provide quality childcare for children ages 3 and under during all Sunday morning services as well as at other Hope Ames classes throughout the year.  

kids on stage dancing during VBS at Hope Ames

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a fun week of songs, crafts, skits and more! Kids and volunteers experience the Bible in memorable ways!