What to Expect

What to Expect

Welcome to Desert Hills

Visiting a new church can be an intimidating experience for many people. When you visit Desert Hills, we want you to feel welcome so that you can focus on what really matters: worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some common questions guests often have, along with some answers:

What are the Sunday services like?

Our service consists of reading Scripture, singing songs both old and new, prayer, and the expositional preaching of God’s Word. The first and third Sundays of each month we partake in the Lord’s Supper. The typical service lasts about an hour and a half.

What Bible translation do you use in worship services?

A: For public reading of Scripture and preaching, we use the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Will I have to say anything, sign anything, give anything, or be singled out in any way?

No! We give a general word of welcome to all our guests but we will not single you out in any way. There is a welcome table in the Worship Center foyer where you can receive a gift and ask any questions you might have about Desert Hills.

What should I wear?

You will see a range of different attire at Desert Hills from people wearing shorts or jeans to suits and ties.

Do you provide childcare?

At Desert Hills we believe children are important and we offer a safe, loving, and positive environment for them. All of our children’s workers are screened and background checked to ensure the highest level of safety for your children.

All parents are welcome to keep their children with them for any of our classes or services. A nursery is available for children birth through 2 years old during Sunday school and worship services at the 8:15 and 10:00 times.

We offer Sunday School for Children from three years old through twelve years old at 8:15 and 10:00 am on Sunday mornings while adults are attending fellowship groups.

During the worship service, children 5 years old and up begin the service with their parents. Parents who prefer to keep their preschoolers in service with them are welcome to do so.

We also offer an AWANA program on Wednesday nights.

For more information on children’s activities please visit our Children’s Ministry page.

What do you have for junior high and high school students?

At Desert Hills our Jr./Sr. High ministry meets on the campus on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and also offers Jr. and Sr. High School Sunday school classes at 9am.

During worship services, we encourage families to worship together in the main service.

Do you have a Small Group Ministry?

Yes, we have a Small Group Ministry with groups meeting throughout the valley to build community and grow together in Christ. For more information about this ministry, call the church office or stop by the Welcome Table in the Worship Center Foyer on Sunday morning.