High School Ministry
9th-12th Grade

Mobilizing high school students’ God-given potential
to deeply love Christ and their neighbors.


HSM is dedicated to making High School Students life-long followers of Jesus while feeling known, valued, and loved. We are committed to creating an environment for building authentic & Christ-centered relationships. Experience a welcoming environment saturated with Biblical teaching, engaging activities, and genuine Life Group discussions.

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HSM Sunday Morning

  • Sundays from 9:30-10:45 am
  • Student Ministries Room (Lower Level of Valley Church)
  • Program Focus: Bible study
  • Every Sunday (Except Easter & Christmas)

HSM Summer Nights

  • When: Sundays Evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Where: Host Homes
  • Program Focus: Community Building & Spiritual Growth

Meeting Locations

  • August 14 | Nunnikhoven Home | 17008 Hickory Dr., Urbandale, IA 50323
  • August 21 | Wade Home | 3925 Aspen Dr., West Des Moines, IA 50265

Weekday Meetups | Bible & Breakfast, Let’s Do Lunch, & Refuel

  • When: Meetups rotate each week between…
    • Bible & Breakfast | Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM
    • Let’s Do Lunch | Wednesdays, Noon-1:30 PM
    • Refuel | Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 PM
  • Where: Locations Rotate (Check Below for Details)
  • Program Focus: Community Building & Spiritual Growth

Meeting Times & Locations

  • August 10 | Let’s Do Lunch | Noon-1:30 PM | Jordan Creek Food Court
  • August 18 | Refuel | 2:00-3:30 PM | Caribou Coffee | 5901 Mills Civic Pkwy Suite 1000

High School Ministry Team

Isaac Rinne

High School Lead Associate


I see HSM as an opportunity to get a better understanding of God’s Word, and His will for our lives, alongside friends. Following Jesus is the most important thing in life, as it fills our hearts and honors God. Through small group discussions, I’ve been challenged to love God and others more deeply in the way that I live.

Trent FrederickHigh School Student

Being a part of HSM has helped me to grow in my faith and build godly relationships with my peers. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have to worship and learn with others who love Jesus!

Lannah WadeHigh School Student

As parents of a high schooler, it has been comforting to have HSM as a resource for our family. The community is a soft spot for our son to land when he has struggles and is a place for him to be encouraged and challenged as he walks out his own faith. The impact of other adults and teens consistently pouring truth into his life is something that we are eternally grateful for!

Jena RaridonHigh School Parent

High School Ministry is a place where my teen can deepen her faith and make it her own. She is able to reset and recalibrate after a challenging week of high school. It is a place where she can receive grounded teaching, have meaningful conversations in small groups, and grow authentic friendships. As parents, we are grateful for the partnership we have in HSM, supporting our intent to raise our kids to love God and to love others.

Marc WelgeHigh School Parent

Parent Resources

Parents, you are the most influential person in your child's life! In order to partner with you, here are some resources to help you navigate some of the complexities of parenting a teenager.

Echo Prayer

Prayer app for your mobile device

Valley Parent Podcast

Weekly encouragement for parents of 6th-12th grade students from the Valley Student Ministries team

Remedy Live

Suicide prevention chat center for students in crisis

Emotionally Healthy Discipleship

Tools to help you become emotionally healthy!

Praying For Your Kids

Books, ideas, and Scripture to pray for your kids


Resources to help you understand youth culture

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