children's ministries

(Nursery - 5th grade)

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." Matthew 19:14 NRSV


The purpose of Desert Spring Church's Children's Ministry is to teach children about Jesus Christ and instill a commitment to a lifetime of discipleship and service.

  • sunday school

    Children's Sunday School is offered on

    Sundays @ 9:30am & 11:00am.


    At Desert Spring Church, we know that children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith. Our teachers and curriculum provide a foundation of experiences on which our children can build a life of learning and spiritual growth. At Desert Spring, children will feel the love of God and want to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.


    At 9:30am, children (K - 5) are taught by grade level. We use a rotational model curriculum that is age appropriate. Each unit takes 4 - 6 weeks to complete, but has weekly stand alone lessons.


    At 11:00am, children (K - 5) are taught in a one room setting. We use a rotational model curriculum that is age appropriate for each student. Each unit takes 4 - 6 weeks to complete, but has weekly stand alone lessons.


    Both Sunday School times engage the kids in discussion of the scripture and message. Teachers lovingly answer questions such as: How does that scripture apply today? Is God saying something to ME in this scripture?  How do I use this scripture in my daily life? 


    Teachers offer activities, games, or crafts to enhance the understanding of the scripture while engaging the children in learning fun. Desert Spring Children's Ministries encourages families to incorporate scripture study and prayer into their daily activities.


    ** Teachers are needed for the 9:30am and 11:00am hour. All curriculum, supplies and training is provided. Please fill out the form HERE if you are interested in helping. In keeping with safe sanctuary policies, all teachers are background checked.

  • nursery/toddler/pre-school care

    Nursery, Toddler &  Pre-School care is offered on

    Sundays @ 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am.


    Sunday mornings the nursery receives babies from newborn – 18 months. 

    The Toddler Room receives toddlers from 18 months - 36 months.

    The pre-school room receives pre-schoolers ages 3 - 5 years.


    The children are cherished as teachers play and show the children the love of Jesus Christ.

  • "hero central"

    vacation bible school

    age 3 - graduated 5th graders

    saturday, june 30, 9:00am - 3:30pm

    At "Hero Central" your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good

    time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to

    serve God and God’s mission for their lives.


    After a high-energy opening assembly at Hero Central, the Heroes make their way to the

    Bible Story Headquarters. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Hero Codes to equip your Heroes for an active life with God. Your Heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after "Hero Central" is over.


    The students will expand on what they’ve discovered by participating in a variety of

    activities: making their own art projects at Craft Headquarters, singing new songs at Music

    Headquarters, exploring the wonders of creation at Science Headquarters, playing games at Recreation Headquarters, and enjoying tasty treats at Snack Headquarters. 


    Along the way, the Heroes will honor our local community heroes by making thank you cards. Let’s go! 


    Visit our web page HERE

  • potosi pines camp


    watch the video at the bottom of this page

    Potosi Pines Camp is proud to be a part of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. They are pleased to share the beautiful gift God has given us in Potosi Pines Camp.

    A big part of our ministry is to the children and youth of Las Vegas and the surrounding area.


    We have program goals that we follow, so all who come to camp will feel their lives have been renewed!

    Potosi Program Goals:

    1. We will work to insure campers are: physically and emotionally safe, have fun, and feel comfortable being who God created them to be.

    2. We will work to build confidence and leadership skills in all who participate in our programs.

    3. We will work to create a Christian community were all feel safe and loved by God.

    4. We will work to build appreciation of God's creation and encourage all be active in its care.


    Come sit on our porch, enjoy the beautiful desert surroundings and feel your life being renewed!! 

  • acolytes

    3rd grade and up

    Acolytes are young people who assist with worship services. 

    They light the candles at the beginning of the 8:00am and 9:30am services, shake hands with worshipers during the greeting, help collect the offering during the 8:00am service, assist with communion (with their parents' permission), and extinguish the candles at the end of the service.


    During the 8:00am service, acolytes remain in the sanctuary. Most of the 9:30am service is spent in Children's Sunday school.


    Each month, a schedule is prepared for the acolytes. Changes are made as needed to fit family plans, vacations, etc.

    As a convenience to the family, if two or more acolytes are in the same family, they will be scheduled to serve together unless the parents request otherwise.


    If you have any questions or if your child would like to serve, please fill out our volunteer interest form HERE.

  • boy scout troop 912

    Mondays @ 6:30pm

    Desert Spring Church is proud to sponsor Boy Scout troop 912.

    The scouts meet at Desert Spring on Monday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.


    For more information, please email: scoutmaster@lasvegas0912.mytroop.us.

  • babysitting ministries

    Baby sitting is a wonderful blessing to parents wishing to participate in various events and classes at Desert Spring. Angels of all ages are invited to play, read, watch a move, color and create crafts in a comfy, cozy classroom. 


    Please fill out the form HERE if you require baby sitting in order to attend an event at Desert Spring Church.

  • reading with rascal

    taking the summer off

    see you on september 18!


    next event

    saturday, September 18, 10:00am - noon

    Reading with Rascal is a reading program for children of elementary age. Children bring a few of their favorite books and find it fun and challenging to read to the certified therapy dogs.


    The children see the dogs are non-judgmental, so they feel comfortable reading to them. Dogs listen attentively while allowing children to read at their own pace. A child’s success in school depends on great reading skills and this is the perfect place for the child to accomplish this.


    Adults relax, and enjoy the children and dogs.  Younger children listen, run around and play. We serve refreshments and have handouts for the children.

    All ages are welcome!


    Reading with Rascal dogs are registered through national organizations: Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Michael’s Angel Paws, Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc., etc.


    This program is sponsored by Desert Spring United Methodist Church, however, NO CHURCH AFFILIATION IS NECESSARY to participate! Reading with Rascal is free of cost to participants. 



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