Welcome to Children's Ministry @PDCPC!
Our goal is to help our children connect with God, with others, and with the world through Christ.
We do this through a variety of programs that celebrate the age and stage of a child's life & bring the message of Jesus to their world in very practical & relatable ways. We sing, dance, read stories, do art, have discussions, play games, eat snacks... after all, following Jesus is anything but dull & we want our kids to think about church as being a place that is full of adventure & life.
Birth-2 years old- The Family Room.
If you have a child who is birth-preschool aged, we have set up a special family room where you are welcome to take your child so that he/she can play with age appropriate toys & run around while you watch a live broadcast of the worship service on a big screen TV.
The family room is equipped with a changing table, crib, role-play toys, and other age-appropriate games and activities for infants-toddlers.
2 years old (potty trained) - 5th Grade
Children in Preschool to Grade 5 begin the worship service in the Sanctuary with their families and are dismissed to Sunday School from there.
Once they are dismissed, kids go with our Children's Director to their classrooms where they hear a Bible story, do some activities related to the story of the day, sing some songs, play games, and connect with their leaders. Children are picked up at their classrooms in the Family Life Center once church is over.
We take the safety of our children very seriously. All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training and must adhere to our Church's Safe Sanctuary policies.
For Your Kids
Every Sunday our children begin the worship service with their families and are then dismissed to go to Children's ministry where they will learn about a Bible story through song, games, activities, story-telling, and discussion. Sunday Service Times>>
Every Wednesday, June 26-August 7. This summer, drop your kids off on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm for a special program for kids aged 2.5 years old- 5th grade. We will break up the time together with stations in Bible lessons, crafts, lunch, gym fun and library time together. Learn More>>
We have a brand new Children's Library stocked with books that will inspire learning, curiosity, and growth in our kids. We are happy to have the library open every Sunday following the worship service, and every Wednesday for the Summer Program. Children (and their parents!) can check out books to take home & bring them back once they have finished with them.
SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS
Neighborhood Day Camp
Where: PDCPC Campus
Who: Ages 2.5 through 5th grade (must be potty-trained)
Date: June 18-22 8:45am-4pm with extended care available
We have partnered with Forest Home Camps to bring this phenomenal camp experience to children of the Coachella Valley. Each day our campers will sing, play, create, and climb their way through adventure activities, competitive rec games, and small group discussions- all geared to inspire them to live lives centered around loving God and loving others.
Rate: $199 per camper, multiple sibling discounts, and scholarships available. Contact for more info.
Summer Camp at the Village
Where: Forest Home Christian Conference Center, Forest Falls, CA
Who: Boys & Girls Grades 3-5
Date: July 29-Aug 3
Enjoy a five-day camp specifically designed for all students entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. This is a safe place where kids will learn about their great God through age –appropriate teaching, engaging worship, crafts & rec, and time outdoors in His Creation.
Rate: $389 per camper
Contact for more information.