fall 2018 info

Join us in our inaugural semester as we survey the Old Testament. This course will provide students with important Biblical knowledge as well as the potential to earn college credits (see FAQs for more info). 

D|S Seminary will meet every Monday, from 2:45pm-4:15pm (does not meet during Agua Fria school district breaks) in the youth room at DSCC. 

Curriculum: The Bible from 30,000 Feet by Skip Heitzig (included in cost of class)

Students are required to serve in a weekly ministry at Desert Springs Community Church in conjunction with their learning at D|S Seminary.


What is D|S Seminary?

D|S Seminary is a program that allows HIGH SCHOOL students to grow deeper in their faith. According to the Barna Group, nearly three out of five young Christians disconnect from their churches after the age of 15, and that number spikes after youth graduate from high school. We want to change that statistic.  D|S Seminary's mission is to equip high school students to have a strong, mature, and active faith upon graduation.

How much does D|S Seminary Cost? And what does the cost include?

The cost to enroll in our Fall 2018 Semester is $25 and covers the required curriculum and workbook for the class.

Why is my student required to serve in a weekly ministry at DSCC in conjunction with D|S Seminary?

We believe that knowledge that is not practically applied can actually do more harm than good. Serving in a weekly ministry at Desert Springs will allow your student to properly apply what they have learned in class. Furthermore, by combining knowledge and experience, students are given the opportunity to write Lifelong Learning Assessment papers that have the potential to aid them in their college career.  

What does a partnership with GCU mean?

We are excited to be partnering with Grand Canyon University. D|S Seminary Students who complete their papers for each course and have applied their knowledge by serving in a ministry at Desert Springs have the opportunity to later submit these papers to GCU and potentially receive college credits from them.

DISCLAIMER: D|S Seminary students are not GUARANTEED these credits from GCU upon completion of a D|S Seminary class. 

How can my student find a weekly ministry?

A list of all DSCC ministries and contact information for each ministry leader can be picked up during any of our weekend services at the Welcome Kiosk in the church lobby.