youth ministries

Welcome to the Blessed Hope Youth Group!  We offer youth ministry for students in Middle School through High School.

We believe that youth group is important because we know that being part of a community of believers will help students grow in their personal relationship with God.  We believe that having a fun and supportive place to investigate God will provide opportunities for the students to grow closer to Him.

Crown Company Jr. (Middle school) is on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00. 

Crown Company Sr. (High school) is on Sunday nights from 6:30 - 8:00. 

These nights include practical Bible teaching, small group discussion time, engaging music, games, and of course, food!

As part of the youth group, we also schedule a variety of "fun nights" and different activities.  These activities offer students a great opportunity to invite their friends, hang out, laugh, have fun, and enjoy each other's company.

Led by Vince Derr

high school winter retreat

Why: This is a great opportunity to get away from the noise of being in high school and explore God’s truth together. We’ll get to meet other youth groups from across Iowa and grow closer with our own. Large group worship Saturday and Sunday will be times to explore the theme for the weekend.  

Retreat Theme: Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life..” Truth is a rarity in our culture of lies, half truths, and fake news. During this weekend we are wanting to explore the power of Jesus speaking truth and us living it. 

Who: High School Students (9th-12th Grade)

When: Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 10 AM -

Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 2 PM

Where: Lake View Camp (Directions on website)

1797 Hwy T17

Tracy, Iowa 50256

Cost: $60 (Scholarships available upon request.)


Leave Blessed Hope at 8 am Saturday Dec. 16

Arrive at Lake View Camp at 10 am

Leave Lake View Camp at 2:20 pm Sunday Dec. 17

Arrive at Blessed Hope at 4:20 pm.

Registration forms can be found HERE or Vince has copies.

Return Forms to Blessed Hope Church.

Make checks payable to: Blessed Hope Church

We will send them all in with one check.

Register soon to reserve your spot.

Trip Leader Information: Vince Derr, Youth Pastor at Blessed Hope Church. Reachable at or 319-470-3448. If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to ask.

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