Children & Families

Kids are a big deal at DMGC

Our desire is to reach children for Jesus Christ through quality teaching and fun activities intended to build a solid spiritual foundation in the heart of each child.

We will love your children - sharing the Gospel and discipling them toward spiritual maturity. We partner with parents, encouraging every family to make a whole life commitment to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For additional information about Children's Ministries, please contact our Youth Ministries Coordinator Josh Doty  or the Chapel Office at 206-878-2145.

Sunday Mornings


10:00 AM for ages 0-Preschool years:
The Nursery at DMGC provides a loving and secure environment for our babies and toddlers through preschool.  Parents can drop off their little ones in our bright and modern nursery wing on the lower level and attend the service with peace of mind knowing that their young ones are well cared for.  All nursery helpers attend DMGC, are carefully screened and have background checks. 

Sunday School

During the 10:00 AM Sunday Service:
The elementary school years are a time when children begin to make their faith their own.  Students meet in the Sunday school auditorium to worship and praise the Lord together through music and then study God's Word in small groups.  Our wonderful leaders teach the Bible, the importance of prayer, God's love and how to apply biblical principles to their lives.  Children are encouraged to bring their Bibles to class every Sunday.  We will share with your children the Lord's desire to have a personal relationship with them. 

Midweek Activities During the School Year

KidREACH: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM

KidREACH is a World Vision partner program; an After School Academic Mentoring Program for children desiring tutoring help with school work during the school year.  Currently we are working with children from Des Moines Elementary School.  Dinner is served for the students and their families at 6:30 PM.  Applications are available through the church office or Des Moines Elementary School.

MOPS Kids Program:

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers): 1st Monday from 6:30-8:30 PM (Beginning October 2, 2023)
Better Moms make a better world so we want to  come alongside moms to help them follow Jesus as they raise their kids.
Each meeting includes a speaker or video that gives moms of preschoolers practical tools and insights into the specific things that are important to them.  This year dinner will be included!  There will also be time to get to know other moms and to meet a mentor mom who has been through it all and has great advice and a willing ear.

Mom's Night Out will meet on the third Monday of each month  with many fun outings planned for you!
Mops is $65 ($35 to MOPS International fee and $30 Group Fee + $1 added if paying  with a credit card)

MOPS Bible Study
On the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of the month we have a  Bible Study for all MOPS moms and other ladies. We meet at 9:30-11:00 AM  in the fellowship room.  
For more information please call Mindy Sauerlender at 206-852-9492.

Get Connected with MOPS
Request to join the MOPS-DMGC Facebook page to get the most up to date info
For more information please contact Rosa Lesnett.
To learn about this grassroots movement for women check out MOPS International!

Dedication of Children

A  dedication is intended to be a significant commitment on the part of the parents who want, with God's grace, to live godly lives and raise children to love and follow Jesus.  Parents desiring to dedicate their children should email: office@dmgc