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.


Core classes


Each course is designed to help you take the next steps in your relationship with the Lord, and to equip you to serve in ministry. In order to serve in certain leadership positions at Desert Springs, particularly any position that involves teaching, both membership and completion of the three additional Core Classes are necessary.  

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!


women's Retreat


Our annual women's retreat is September 14-16 at Prescott Pines camp.  Get all the details and get registered at Prescott Pines' website.


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.  


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 lydia@dscchurch.com 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 (tracyhw4@cox.net) 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 (no.1auntweez@yahoo.com).


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 smsonmor@cox.net.


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


Our annual Men's Summit 2018, Legacy, will be at Tonto Rim Christian Camp in Payson October 26th to October 28th, which is Friday through Sunday. We hope to see you there!


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.