Desert View Kids is a place for children, birth through 4th grade, to learn about our amazing God and how much He loves them! We provide fun, age-appropriate activities to engage kids and meet them where they are at on their journey to becoming life-long disciples of Christ. Our staff and volunteer leaders provide a safe, welcoming environment where kids experience belonging and feel known. We strive to partner with you as parents in your challenging role as the primary disciple-makers in your child’s life. Our ultimate goal is that all of our kids would grow to Live for God, Love each other, and Build God’s Kingdom!
Desert View Kids programs are currently available during the 10:45am service only. If the 9:00am service works better for you, don't worry! Your children are more than welcome to sit with you in service - we love having the whole family together for worship! On August 8 we will return to 2 services at 9 & 10:45am. We are looking for volunteers for the fall semester. See below to sign up.
Desert View Kids Explorers
Birth - Age 4 (& 5's not yet in Kindergarten)
Our three nursery classrooms (Babies, Toddlers, 2 Year Olds) are safe, fun environments for our little explorers to experience the love of God.
We have a classroom for potty-trained three year olds and another for our 4’s and 5’s who are not yet in Kindergarten. Both classes participate in directed free play, music, crafts, and games that reinforce the Bible story and strive to engage the sense of wonder that God has placed in our preschoolers.
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Our elementary program is designed to not only teach our kids about God and His amazing Word, but also to engage them in a way that will create true heart change. Our curriculum takes the kids through the Bible every year, highlighting different stories over a three-year cycle.
Kids View Theater is our fun, high-energy, large group worship experience. Our Kids View Worship Team leads the kids in interactive worship and our engaging, large group leaders use their creativity to draw the kids into our Bible story every week.
Our small groups are divided by grade level and our incredible, small group leaders involve the kids in a variety of fun activities to reinforce and go deeper with the large group lesson. They also lead a time of interactive prayer to draw the kids closer to God and to each other.
Desert View Courageous Kids
Courageous Kids is our ministry to kids with special needs. We consider it an incredible privilege to minister to your child. Our goal is to provide a safe, caring environment where your child will have fun and will learn how much they are loved by our amazing God! We ask that you please contact our Director of Children’s Ministry, Dawn Hendricks, prior to bringing your child for the first time, so that we can assess how to best meet your child’s needs and provide a wonderful experience for them!
This fall, AWANA will be offered for Preschool-4th Grade on Wednesday nights, from 6:30-8:00pm, starting September 1. CLICK HERE to register your kids by August 15. Volunteer training will be held on August 8 and August 22, 6-8pm in Kids View. You can also contact the AWANA team at [email protected] to register or to learn more.
We have a variety of special events throughout the year, such as Vacation Bible School, the Fall Festival and Family Fun Nights. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our kids and families to have fun together, build community, and reach out to their neighbors.
Safety & Security
All of our Desert View Kids’ Volunteers are background and referenced checked before they serve with our kids. We use the KidCheck Secure Check-In System to simplify the check-in and pick-up process and to ensure that no one can pick up your child without your consent. If you are visiting Desert View for the first time, please stop by our Kids’ Check-In Desk and we would love to assist you with creating an account.