Monthly Archives: May 2015

Pastor Mike’s Weekly E-News Message

Hey Hope folks!

Unofficially, summer starts this weekend, along with our hope for warmer days, vacations, picnics, golf, fishing, baseball (Go, Cubs, Go!), BBQ and ice-cold lemonade. Or iced tea. Or both, if you’re an Arnold Palmer fan!

Traditionally, for no biblical reason whatsoever, lots of churches cut weekend services and discontinue children’s ministry (Sunday school) from now until September.

I’ve never understood that. Our need to connect with God on a regular basis doesn’t take the summer off.

So, please consider this your friendly reminder that Hope is very much OPEN and ready for another big summer of God-blessed ministries (Go, Hope, Go!): Vacation Bible SchoolTaste of Hope, ministries for women & men, ministries for junior & senior high studentslife groupsPage 2 on Tuesdays, Outreach Night on Thursdays, classes,eventsretreatsmission trips, summer choir … and of course weekend worship and children’s ministry.

It all starts this weekend with worship - it’s Pentecost Sunday (the birthday of the Christian church), so we’ll celebrate that and dig into Mark 7 & Acts 2 (depending on the service you attend, you’ll hear a message by Ben Mason, Mark Brandt or me).

Since it’s also the weekend before Memorial Day, we’ll remember those who died in service to our country with a prayer. And, as the school year closes, we’ll recognize our children’s and student ministry volunteers, along with all of the high school and college graduates in our church family.

We’ve got lots of great reasons to celebrate this weekend, and lots to look forward to over the next few months! See you at Hope!

Mike Housholder
Pastor. Preacher. Pentecost Partier.

Hope is Hiring!

Hope is currently hiring for both part-and-full-time ministry positions at many of our campuses. Please prayerfully consider if any of these positions might be a fit for you!


CORE Coordinator & Adult Discipleship Team Project Manager
Hope West Des Moines
Hope West Des Moines is currently hiring a CORE Coordinator and Adult Discipleship Team Project Manager to oversee the CORE ministry, while also providing project management and logistical support to the Adult Discipleship team. Applicants should have strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to supervise, inspire, and equip both staff and volunteers in a wide variety of tasks. If interested, please email

Registration Assistants
Hope West Des Moines
Part-time, Minimum Wage
We are currently seeking registration assistants to help with programming check-in and registration. Qualified applicants must love customer service, be available to work nights and weekends and have a friendly demeanor. High school students encouraged to apply. If interested, please email resume to

Operations Coordinator
Hope Waukee
Hope Waukee is hiring a part-time (15 hours) Operations Coordinator to recruit, support and schedule volunteers for load-in, set-up, load-out, production and trucking. This includes maintaining a positive and safe environment for volunteers and staff, while also participating in load-in and load-out on weekends. Click here to view complete job description. Please email resume and two references to by Wednesday, May 27.

Nursery Coordinator
Hope Waukee
Hope Waukee is hiring a part-time (15-20 hours) Nursery Coordinator to develop and administer a safe, quality, Christ-centered nursery program for children (ages 6 weeks – 3 years old). This includes recruiting, coordinating and training support nursery volunteers, having a helpful demeanor for parents, staff and volunteers, and other duties as assigned. Click here to view complete job description. Please email resume to by Wednesday, May 27.

KQ Coordinator (Sunday School)
Hope Waukee
Hope Waukee is hiring a part-time (15-20 hours) KQ Coordinator to provide overall ministry leadership for children (age 3 – grade 5) through Kingdom Quest, Hope’s version of Sunday School. This includes curriculum planning, coordination, special events and care of volunteers and students. Click here to view complete job description. Please email resume and two references to by Wednesday, May 27.

Hope West Des Moines
Hope West Des Moines is hiring a full-time (40 hours) admin. Must have knowledge in all Microsoft programs and experience with a database and calendaring. Applicants should be attentive to details and have great people skills, with availability during the week as well as some nights and weekends. If interested, please email resume to by Monday, May 18.

Hope West Des Moines

We are looking for a full-time producer to ensure the worship experience operates at the highest level of excellence. Applicant will provide leadership, direction and execution of weekend worship services, events, conferences. S/he will supervise a staff of part-time technical directors and train, invest in and lead production volunteers. The applicant will work closely with worship leaders, technical directors and pastors while assisting in creative projects, special events and other initiatives as assigned by the production director. Click here for a complete job description. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Administrative/Operations Coordinator
Hope Johnston-Grimes
Hope Johnston-Grimes is hiring an Administrative/Operations Coordinator, who will be responsible for all administrative organization and operations management. Click here for a complete job description. If interested, please submit letter and resume to

Web Application Developer
Hope West Des Moines
Full-time or part-time
Note: This is an on-site position located at Hope West Des Moines
Assist in creating, applications, tools and developing new ways to provide information on Hope’s websites. Applicant must have previous experience in web development (including JavaScript, PHP, jQuery, XML and API). In-depth knowledge of up-to-date web development trends, as well as the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at once while meeting deadlines is key. This is not a web design position. To apply, please send resume and salary requirements to

Walk-to-Run for Taste of Hope!

Walk to Run Web ButtonGet ready for the Taste of Hope 5K Walk/Run in July with this 12-week Walk-to-Run training schedule! Register here, to get connected with a group of others who are going through the program, too. A great opportunity for anyone looking to get more active or introduce running into their life… all ages and activity levels welcome!

Download the weekly training schedule here



Mothers Day 2015-400x300 FBIn preparation for Mother’s Day this weekend, we invite you to share with us your favorite photo of your mom, along with a line or two about the best thing your mom taught you. We’ll include some of these during this weekend’s services! Simply email us, or you can post on Facebook and use the hashtag #MomsDayatHope.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women of Hope!