Here at Desert Cross Lutheran Church, children, youth, and family are important to us! We offer a variety of programs at both the Tempe and Gilbert locations.

Children's Ministry Newsletter

Get all the up to date information in this weekly newsletter. 
Read the newsletter here.


Education is offered on Sunday mornings in both Tempe and Gilbert for kids ages 3 years old and up.

 Joyful Noises

Weekly program for children up to age 5 and their caregiver. Includes music, story, snack, craft/game. Learn more about Joyful Noises.

Kids Connect

Kids Connect gives elementary age kids an opportunity to play, grow, and learn in a safe, faith-based environment. Activities include icebreakers, fun games, and arts and crafts that help children connect in friendship and fellowship with one another. Learn more about Kids Connect.


Family Night is a fun night for the whole family offered once a month. It includes dinner followed by a guest speaker and faith discussions for parents, and fun activities for the kids. Learn more about Family Night.


Childcare for children 4 and under is provided in the Desert Cross Nursery during all worship services and most regularly scheduled church activities during the week. Children whose parents/grandparents are attending worship, classes, or activities and need a supervised environment are welcome. Learn more about Nursery Care.


Vacation Bible School is a fun and exciting way for kids to learn about God's love! Stay tuned for more information about our week-long Bible adventure... VBS information, sign-up, and volunteer information.

Service Sundays

Join us as we explore the adventures of mission and service! All families are invited to participate! Click here for more information about First Sunday Service projects and serving in worship.


As Lutherans, we believe God's Holy Spirit is given in the sacrament of Holy Baptism. In the waters of baptism God makes people members of the family of faith. Baptism information and Seminar Dates.