Hopekids is a Christian education program for kids 3 years old (as of July 31, 2019 and toilet-trained) through 5th grade. Your child will connect with adult leaders who are committed to sharing their faith in Jesus Christ and hear God’s truth through interactive Bible teaching, creative dramas and high-energy music that is age appropriate and reinforces learning.
Sunday | 9:45 & 11:00am
Wednesday | 6:00pm
Sunday | 9:30 & 11:00am
Wednesday | 6:00pm
Sunday l 10:30am

Hopekids 2019-20 | Faith in Motion

2019-20 Hopekids is for children age three (as of July 31, 2019 & toilet trained) through Grade 5. Hopekids is a place where kids connect with small group guides to hear about God’s truth through high-energy worship, interactive Bible teaching, creative dramas, and small group activities.
Music Videos
Sing-along and practice the dance moves to your favorite worship songs sung at Hopekids and VBX!
Upcoming Events
Churches United Donations
Wednesday, January 29-Sunday, February 23

Hopekids are making an impact! We are collecting “items of need” for Churches United for the Homeless and their associated Bright Sky Apartments.

All donations should be in new condition. Donations can be dropped off near the Youth Desks at North or South Campus.
“Items of Need” Include:
Baby Wipes                    Diapers Size 4, 5 & 6
Diaper Rash Cream      Razors
Deodorant                      Bath Towels
Pots & Pans                    Gatorade
Pedialyte                         Aloe Vera
Ear Plugs                         Eye Drops
Cold Tablets                    Alcohol Free Cold Medicine
Ibuprofen                         Basic Household Cleaning Supplies
Kids’ Night Out!
North & South Campus | Friday, February 21 | 6:00-8:00pm

Kindergarten-5th Grade students are invited to join us for a fun night of games, activities, worship and snacks (supper not provided). Please accompany your child to check-in that evening starting at 5:45pm and plan to pick-up your child(ren) by 8:00pm.

This event is free and open to the public (with registration) – so bring a friend! Registration closes February 19.

5th Grade First Communion

Our fifth graders will receive the holy sacrament of communion for the first time on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020.
A reception will follow each service with dessert being served.

North Campus | 7:00 pm
South Campus | 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm | SC Wednesday families are encouraged to attend the 5:30pm service/SC Sunday families are encouraged to attend the 7:00pm service
West Campus | Sunday, March 29 | 11:30am, Hopekids gym
5th Grade First Communion Instruction
Prior to receiving Holy Communion we request that all 5th graders and their parent/guardian(s) attend one of the 1st Communion Instruction Sessions:
Mar 29 | North Campus 2:00-5:00pm April 5 | South Campus 2:00-5:00pm
*Students may attend a session at either campus If your student is unable to attend either the instruction or service, please email
5th Grade Confirmation Transition Meeting
This meeting answers frequently asked questions regarding your students’ transition to Confirmation next fall. Please plan to attend one of the sessions with your student. 
North Campus l Wednesday, March 25, 7:00-7:30pm (Fellowship Hall) & Sunday, March 29, 10:30-11:00am (Downstairs Youth Space
South Campus l Wednesday, March 25, 7:00-7:30pm (Chapel) & Sunday, March 29, 10:30-11:00am (Room 310)
West Campus l TBD
*If you’re unable to attend or have questions, please email
VBX Registration & Hopekids 2020-2021
Registration opens online and via paper on Wednesday, April 1. Watch our website for details.
Hopekids Sing in Church
Wednesday, April 1 & Sunday, April 5
All Hopekids, Preschool through 5th grade, will sing in church during their regular Hopekids hour. Hopekids will be dropped off and picked up in their classrooms, as usual. Lyric & action videos coming soon!
Get Connected
Parent Cue App
As a parent, some of the most important things you do for your child don’t happen in a single day. You make small deposits in their life week after week—over time. That’s why the Parent Cue App gives weekly cues to help you make the most of the time you spend with your kid or teenager.
Be sure to link to Hope Lutheran Church by using the 58102 zip code for even more meaningful ways to connect with what your student is learning each week!
Volunteer Training
Are you volunteering in children’s ministry, or want to know more about volunteering? Click on the links below to find out more!

Join a Kids Choir!

Our Hosanna Kids & King’s Kids Choirs are for children in grades 1-5 who enjoy singing. Our Kids Choirs rehearse weekly and sing in worship about once a month. Children are welcome to join at any time. The mission of our children’s choir program is to praise God, build relationships and encourage students to know the love of Christ. Click HERE to watch clips of our Kids Choirs.

Hosanna Kids Choir – North Campus

Rehearse Wednesdays, 5:20-5:50pm in the Learning Center. For more information, contact director, Vicki Melchior at 701-429-8225 or

King’s Kids Choir – South Campus

Rehearse Wednesdays, 5:20-5:50pm in Room 360. For more information, contact director, Shelly Gompf at 701-566-1665 or

*Kids Choir is not yet available at the West Campus
Director of Children’s Ministry
Associate Hopekids Director
(North Campus)
Associate Hopekids Director
(South Campus)

OpOpen-Arms-Logo-HLC-300x225pxen Arms Ministry

Open Arms supports children with disabilities so they can participate in Children’s Ministry activities.
For more information, visit