We learned a long time ago that in order to make a safe, comfortable place for the adults to gather we first needed to make a safe, comfortable place for the kids. The children’s and youth programs at DGCC are geared towards spiritual growth and age-appropriate learning. We want our children, no matter what their ages, to start learning and praying and loving in the way that Christ modeled for us. Because giving kids a firm foundation in Christianity is not just our choice as adults, it’s our responsibility.

Little Gems/Nursery (Birth-4 years old)

The beginning of wonderful memories starts in our Little Gems Nursery room.

Your children are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers in a calm, soothing, happy environment. Their needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact. All our volunteers have been certified with our child protection program and have had a background check.

With our paging system our staff can contact you during the worship service if we need you for any reason. This helps you enjoy the service while feeling connected with your child/children. The staff is responsive to each parent’s concerns and suggestions and baby’s achievements are joyfully shared.

There is adequate space for the staff to sit on the floor with the children during play. Your child’s happiness and comfort is our first priority as we provide you with a safe and secure program.

Power Zone/Children’s Sunday School (5 years old-5th grade)

Sitting through an hour-long adult worship service can be pretty tough for the young ones. All year long we offer Children’s Worship—a forty-five-minute worship service geared towards kids ages 4 through grade 5. We sing songs, do crafts, and learn the foundation of Biblical truth. We know that children are the future. We aim to equip them with the Biblical concepts they need to navigate today’s increasingly scary world.

Jennie Hoekstra, our Children’s Ministry Director, sends out a monthly newsletter.  Please contact her to be added to the list and if you have any questions.

Jennie Hoekstra

Children’s Ministry Director