Adult ministries

The Adult Ministries Department serves the adult members of our church with a wide range of activities and events. Discipleship and mentoring are at the heart of our programs, which range from small group meetings to large discipleship classes. Whether you're coping with depression, grief, financial issues,  marital issues or parenting, we are here to help witness the love, comfort and hope of Jesus Christ in our world.

Weekend Studies

Weekend bible studies


Taught by seasoned teachers, our weekend Bible studies cover a wide range of topics, including current events, Bible book studies, prophecy, and marriage and family. Each class has its own unique style and format, offering something for everyone.


D|S 101


DS 101 is our new information class that will tell you all you need to know about Desert Springs. We will go over who we are, what we believe, and why. We answer questions about doctrine, our practices, go over various programs and give an overview of the heart of our church. Once all of the information is given, and the group has opportunity ask questions, each participant over the age of 16 will have the opportunity to apply for membership. (Participants younger than 16 can attend the class, and fill out a membership form; their membership can be approved but would not be effective until they turn 16.)

The other important aspect of DS 101 is the opportunity to find a place to serve. We will help you find your gifting with a spiritual gifts test, and talk about what opportunities are available for service.

The next opportunity to take DS 101 is Saturday, August 17th at 8:30am. Please email us to RSVP or ask questions. If you need childcare for the class, please include that information in the email.

Recovery & Care

Recovery & Care groups


We offer Recovery and Care Ministries for those who are in the process of recovering from past hurts


D|S Women


Our goal is to help you Engage with GodConnect with Others in our church body, and to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ so you Live on Mission!




Every September we go to Prescott Pines Camp and enjoy a retreat with other churches in our association. This year we will go September 20-22 (Friday to Sunday).

Don’t wait too long to register! Spots fill very quickly!


Bible studies


Bible studies are a great way to get to know other and to deepen your relationship with the Lord.  Women come together to for fellowship, sharing and of course to study God's Word together.  


surrendering the secret


Surrendering the Secret is a Bible study for women who are looking for healing from abortion. We want to help you find hope and freedom in Christ!

Do you have the same secret? God already knows. Come to Him for the great exchange. The experience will change you forever.




We are champions for women new in their Christian faith, women who feel stalled in their spiritual growth and women desiring to explore specific areas of their faith. Have you been looking for someone to be your champion? We have a team of women who are ready to be your greatest supporter and guide you in your next steps in your faith!


Coffee Connect


Are you new to Desert Springs?  Or have you been attending but are looking for a way to meet other women and get involved? We have quarterly events designed to help you get to know us and our ministry. 


The Under Kinder Playgroup


We have a great opportunity for you to get to know other moms in your stage of life! Our M.O.M.S. group is sponsoring a playgroup for Moms with babies up through preschool age kids called The Under Kinder Playgroup. We gather in various locations every other Thursday and moms chat while the kids play.

Contact Lydia Engram to get information at or 760-963-3334. 


home school


We have a thriving home school community at Desert Springs. We offer classes for kids during our Tuesday Bible studies, have various groups that meet to share knowledge, and can help you and your kids get connected in activity groups as well. Contact Tracy Walker ( for information.  


God's Gals


God's Gals is a Sunday morning Bible study for women that attends church alone.  Do you sometimes feel that you are the only one in the church in that situation?  Well, you're not! This Bible Study class meets on Sunday morning at 9:30am in Room 106. There is always room for more in this group!  For more information, please email Louise Leland (


P.I.T. Crew
(Prayer Intercessory Team)


We know that any group, study or event that we plan will go nowhere if it's not bathed in prayer.  Our P.I.T. Crew (Prayer Intercessory Team) meets weekly to pray over our events, the needs of women in our community, and even specific prayer requests that are forwarded to them from Bible studies and groups.

If you are interested in joining this powerful ministry, please contact Marilyn Sonmor at


D|S Men

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

We encourage men to grow closer to God by engaging them in Bible Study, Fellowship, Ministry and Outreach.


men’s summit


We had a great time with over 70 men in attendance at Tonto Rim Christian Camp last October. We are planning our next retreat already, so make sure to save the date! This year, we will go October 25-27, Friday evening through Sunday morning. Make a plan to attend and bring a friend with you!

Cord Groups


Men need to spend time with men.  We need to let others know what is going on in our lives and get involved in someone else's.  We hang out and enjoy doing similar things, but we are also there for each other when we stumble. 

A cord group is a small group  that meets approximately once a week.  Men are grouped according to age, interests and schedules. (You might be surprised at what you have in common with someone who doesn't seem to be in your stage of life!)


Bible Study


It's a great time when guys get together and study God's Word.  We sometimes study books of the Bible, or we go through different Bible study resources.  Build relationships while growing your relationship with God! 


Two Thieves Motorcycle ministry


The members of Two Thieves Motorcycle Ministry are a group of sinners, just like you. We have accepted the gift of salvation through faith and are reaching out to fellow members of the Motorcycle Community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are sharing the story of redemption and salvation that comes only by believing and following Him.