Kids Ministry

Shine! Kids and Family Ministries

Shine! Kids & Family Ministries

We always encourage families to bring their children to our Shine Kids and Family Ministries services at the 11 am worship. 

At Desert Springs our children’s ministry is much more than “childcare”. We intentionally structure our children’s ministry to help children get to know God and learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way. The lessons are fun and approachable and taught by committed volunteers and staff who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids. Trust us, your kids will love it and learn a lot!

Our children’s ministry has age-appropriate environments as follows:

Ages 3 and under
Age 4-5 years
Kindergarten-2nd grades
3rd-5th grades


Kids ministry at Desert Springs Church, Palm Desert CA

Child Safety

Look for the building that says Family Ministries near the south entrance of the church. Enter the building, and you will be at our check-in booth for children. Our check-in assistant will register your children for the program. This will take a few minutes, so be sure to allow time. We take the safety and security of your children seriously. All our ministry volunteers have been screened and background checked for safety. Be aware that we have cameras in all kids’ ministry areas and always follow the 2-adults rule. No adult is ever alone with a child. By checking your child in and out of our SHINE! Kids & Family Ministries you can experience the main worship service worry-free.

“Kids of all ages are important to God, and they’re important to us at Desert Springs!

Lorraine Hart, Pastor of Kids & Families

Children's Easter Interactive Experience

Your child will use their five senses to experience the events leading up to Easter morning: share the last supper and experience the garden of Gethsemane, see Jesus and the thieves on the cross, enter the tomb, smell the burial spices, and celebrate with the angels – He Is Risen! Join us at 9:30 and 11:00 in the family room for ages 4 years to fifth graders. To expedite the check-in process, Register Your Child HERE

AWANA @ Desert Springs Church

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15) brings Bible-based learning, fun, friendships and more to kids every Wednesday from September through May from 6 – 7:30 pm. Lorraine Hart is ‘Commander’ of our AWANA Clubs who along with her directors and leaders serve kids (September-May) from 2 years (by Sept. 1) to 5th grade. 

Join us! It is never to late to teach your child to know, grow & go with Jesus!

Shine! Kids Choir Christmas Musical

Shine! Kids Choir presented the Christmas musical, Hotel Noel on Sunday, December 10th. If you missed the performance watch it now!

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Want to join in the fun? It’s not too late! Contact Shine! Kids Choir Director Debbie Griffin at [email protected] for more details and to sign-up!

Shine! Kids Choir


The 2024 Desert Springs Church’s Vacation Bible School takes place June 24 – 27th. This year is an animal theme, WildLIVE!, where kids encounter creatures from around the planet, complete with amazing skills, special habitats, and surprising features. Through the lessons, students will focus on Jesus’ captivating character and discover how to follow Him in their own “habitats.”

  • Live worship daily with Dean-o
  • Bible lesson,
  • Skits,
  • Water Games,
  • Crafts,
  • Snafts (a craft you make and eat)

Dates: June 24 – 27th
Time: 8:30am-Noon (M-W)
8:30am -1:00pm (Th)
Cost: $30

2024 VBS @ Desert Springs Church Palm Desert flyer
Thursday is a Day of Celebrations with baptism and lunch for the whole family till 1:00 pm

Summer Camp Wrap-up

Thanks for your Support!

The 2023 Desert Springs Church’s 3rd-5th Graders Summer Camp took place July 23 – 28th at Wild Rock Camp, Forest Home. A total of 29 kids + 7 leaders had a blast exploring the outdoors, making new friends, and learning about each other and God’s love.

“God blessed me with a lot of compassion and patience for the children. I was also blessed by one of the activities called worship X. I was so touched by God at that moment, where I almost felt like crying at an activity I thought was meant for kids… “

Brandon, Camp Counselor

“(As a girls counselor) despite the challenges that tested my patience, the experience was incredibly rewarding. Witnessing each girls growth in their faith in Jesus, brought me immense joy. It was heartwarming to see how they embraced the teachings and found solace in the spiritual journey. I felt privileged to play a part in nurturing their connection with Jesus…”

Payton, Kids Ministry Intern

Stay Up-To-Date on Shine! Kids Ministry Activities

We are an active ministry with year round activities. To stay up-to-date on all of our activities and see how much FUN we have, check us out on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!