Family Ministry

Parenting is an epic journey, from threenagers, to frenemies, to first crushes,
to college apps, and beyond...

At DCC, we get that, so we strive to support not just our kids and youth, but their whole families.
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DCC Kids

birth -- 6th grade

A community of families

Parenting in the early years is like an extreme sport. The demands of every day life can be debilitating, disorienting, exhilarating, and hilarious... all before lunch. 

At DCC we do our best to not only have a ministry for our smallest people to connect to each other, but for their families, as well!

The main event is our weekly Sunday School, but we also have special events designed just for families. More info on that below!

Sunday School

What will my kids do?

  • COVID Precautions

    We do our best to stay out on our beautiful playground as much as possible. When extreme heat, poor AQI, excessive wind, or otherwise inclement weather occurs, we do bring the kids indoors where we run the HVAC systems in each room. In addition, our nursery area has an air purifier to help protect our youngest little friends, and our caregivers remain masked when indoors.

  • Birth-3s

    Our littlest attenders enjoy pure playtime with loving caregivers who focus the time to meet each child's needs. Our beautiful children's wing holds loads of age-appropriate toys, books, and art supplies, so your little ones will always find something new to do.

  • 4s and 5s

    Our preschoolers discover the truth in a Bible story, then put that story into creativity with art! We believe in an active approach to learning, so there's plenty of play time, too! Kids can choose to play indoors in the 4s and 5s room, or head outside to our preschool-sized playground where there's plenty to climb on, sand to dig in, and books to read!

  • 1st-3rd and 4th-6th

    Both age groups start together by lighting a candle to remember that God is always with us, then we transition to music and dancing, a vibrant Bible story, and a group game. Then the two age groups break out to do their own age-appropriate crafts, activities and discussion to really help the story, and the truth of it, stick!

Family Events

building community

Our ministry to families goes beyond Sundays. We also have regular special opportunities to connect, and to put our faith into action together! Pictured below is our annual trip to the Corn Maze, Family Beach Camping and Clean-Up, and Snow Blast. Other regular family events include Bicycle Caroling, Family Hikes, and Parents Lunches Out.

Youth Ministry

7th-12th graders and their parents

We have lots of ways for families with students grades 7-12 to connect...

1) The main event is our youth group: Student Community, that meets weekly throughout the school year. More info below!

2) We also have special events throughout the year that are great to invite new students and friends to!

3) We have special events just for parents, too.

Our youth calendar is below, and you can find us on Facebook, also.  Facebook F   

Student Community

7th-12th grade

At DCC, our youth group is called Student Community, because that's what we strive to be: a community of youth who support each other as we figure out who we are, what our faith is all about, and how to live our values in daily life. Middle School and High School is when kids are figuring out who they are. We meet together on Sunday evenings on the last Sunday of the month from 5pm-7pm, for games, dinner, and discussion. All students grades 7-12 are always welcome, and parents are, welcome to come watch if you want to check it out. Every week we are forging friendship, faith, and community.

Family service Saturday

A quarterly family event

Every few months our families get together to serve! We meet in the morning and work 'til lunch. It's a simple way to pass on the value of caring for others. Sometimes we serve a member of DCC at their home, and other times we take on a project for our playground we share with DCCNS, but we always have fun!

Youth Events

Embracing the whole person

Kids these days! Amiright? 

Youth these days work so hard and maintain such rigorous schedules. It's important for them to also take time to unwind, reflect, put their faith in action, and have fun. At DCC, we make sure to prioritize these things that often get pushed to the margins or cut out altogether. Pictured below is our Summer Service Project '23, leading worship on a Sunday, and "saving the world" at an escape room. ALL of these things are important to remind youth that they are whole people: mind, body, and spirit.