Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

Desert Christian Fellowship is dedicated to fulfilling the teaching of God that “we train up a child in the way of the Lord.” Our children’s programs are carefully designed to give each child an opportunity to grow and develop in the Lord.

Spring Events Are Here

Overnighter/Play Night

  • All DCF children and friends in Grades 1 thru 5 are welcome for the overnighter
  • Cost is noted below and includes dinner, breakfast admission to activity and games for the night.
  • Bring toiletries, sleeping bag/blankets and pillow, change of clothes and sleeping clothes.
  • Please do not bring toys/games from home including cell phones video games nor music players.
  • We meet at DCF at 5 pm on Friday night and should be picked up Satuday morning by 9 am.  Signup are needed to attend

— May 17/18 & Aug. 9/10– Trip to Pump It Up — Cost is $10

Preschoolers are Welcome for the Event From 5 to 9 pm On Friday Nights Only.  Cost is same as above and includes dinner.

Children’s Baptisms:

If your child has expressed an interest in baptism, please see Pastor Kathy or LeAnn Dixon and we will assist you in setting the time and service for this special event in your family’s Christian walk.

Children’s Choir Hour

Sunday’s at 9:45 am

Your child can be a part of this great music and craft time as they learn how to worship the Lord in their own way!

summer dates set for vbs and camp


Summer Camp Dates:

Junior Camp: Thurs. July 25 – Mon. July 29 $319 Entering Grades 4—5 (Gr. 6 option)
Middle School Camp: Thurs. June 27 – Mon. July 1 $349 Entering Grades 6–8
High School Camp: Sat. July 20 – Wed. July 24 $369 Entering Grades 9–12

Day Trip Details

Fri/Sat. 5/17-5/18 Overnighter (gr.1-5) and Preschool Night Out (ages3-K) cost $10 Special Event:  Trip to Pump It Up! Starts at 5 PM on Friday, special waiver
Sunday June 2 Summer Promotion Sunday – Let’s move to the next age group / grade!!
Wednesday June 5 Jake’s Unlimited (formerly Amazing Jake’s) Gr. 1-5, Cost $20, 9 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday June 12 Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Gr. 1-5, cost $20, 9 AM to 4 PM
Saturday June 15 Praise, Paint, and Pizza Family Night Come and paint, worship and eat while we meet other DCF families like yours.  All ages—4 PM in the Worship Center, food and fun is free
Wednesday June 19 Bowling and Cortez Park Swimming Pool Gr. 1-5, Cost $20, 9 AM to 4 PM  You need:  socks for bowling, sack lunch, swim suit, towel and sunscreen
Mon. June 24-Fri. June 28 Vacation Bible School —  includes music, crafts, Bible stories, Ages 3 to Gr. 5, 9AM to Noon, FREE, (includes children from ECEC)
Wednesday July 3 Sunsplash – Gr. 1-5, Cost $25 (note extra $5), 9AM to 5PM (Note time!) Your need:  Towel, sunscreen, sealed water bottle, sack lunch
Wednesday July 10 “Toy Story 4” Movie and Cortez Park Swimming Pool,  Gr. 1-5 Cost $20, 9AM to 4PM You need: sack lunch, swim suit and towel plus sunscreen
Wednesday July 17 Main Event Indoor Fun Park, Gr. 1-5, cost $20, 9AM to 4PM: You need: socks for play, lunch included!!!
Wednesday July 31 Great AZ Puppet Theater and lunch at McDonald’s, Ages 3 to Gr. 3 only, 9AM to 2PM (Note the Time!!), Cost $15 You need: socks for play, lunch included
Fri./Sat. 8/9-8/10 Overnighter (Gr. 1-5) and Preschool Night Out (ages 3-K) Cost $10 Special Event:  Trip to Pump It Up!, starts at 5 PM on Friday night, special waiver