LENT 2020

Lent is traditionally a time of reflection and contemplation of who we are and how we live as God’s people. Our hope is that we can engage with this sacred season intentionally and begin to teach our children what it looks like to engage with spiritual disciplines and deepen their understand and relationship with God. We’ve put together several Lent Guides to help you engage with the season as a family. Choose to do one of these devotionals, or do them all. The choice is yours!

  • Love Builds Up Family Challenge – Easter fills the world to overflowing, we will all finally see and treat each other – and ourselves – as God sees and treats us. Meanwhile, though, it’s hard down here and we could all use a little practice. So to get our spiritual muscles and emotional health good and strong, beautiful and ready to participate in the Easter that’s already creeping through the land, we’re going to do a little training! For each of the six weeks of Lent, spend some time at the beginning of the week (Sunday night, maybe?) reading the Bible passage together. Talk as a family about that week’s topic, using the enclosed conversation prompts if that helps. Commit to taking on an action or practice from that week, then just watch as the Realm of God fills, strengthens, and beautifies your house and the world! Download the guide here.

  • Level Up Easter Devotional from Grow (7 days) – Gives families an opportunity to grow in their faith together with a seven day family devotional that combines simple activities, Scripture and discussion starters based on Holy Week and the Resurrection of Jesus. Download the guide here.

  • “Her” DCC Season of Teaching – In both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures there are endless references to the Divine as a woman – a mother, a sister, a midwife, a nurse – the list seems endless. Yet, for many, we are not well versed in seeing or understanding God as a woman. But if we learn to see what is in plain sight our understanding of the Divine will grow, our connection will deepen and our vision will expand – all in healthy and helpful ways. All of this can happen, when we learn to speak of God as “she.” Engage with conversations around “Her” by downloading weekly resources here.

April 2020 – CURRICULUM

Even in this unique season, we are still taking time to learn about the parables of Jesus. Make sure you are on our email list serve to receive content each week to participate in DCC Kids programming at home. Sign up here.

Video games are something today’s kids are familiar with. . . maybe even too familiar! Games are played on every platform from game consoles to handheld devices/phones, and there are a ton of different games to choose from. But the constant across this diverse gaming universe is that every game has levels of increasing difficulty. When a player “levels up,” they are usually met with more challenges but also with more rewards. Through this series, we are challenging kids to “level up” their faith by examining the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. Even though they might be facing difficulties and adversity of their own, kids will find the greatest rewards in their faith when they fix their eyes on Jesus. Because Jesus trusted God, Jesus beat death! When we doubt and have questions about God, Jesus helps me believe, and even during those times, Jesus is always with me.

At DCC Kids, our mission is to love God and others, journey together in community, equip children and parents as Christ Followers and share all of that with everyone we cross paths with.

On Sunday mornings, we create an environment for fun and celebration that kids love in order to foster relationships with volunteers and each other. We introduce biblical concepts, just for kids. This means a large group teaching with plenty of  comedy and drama, upbeat musical worship, hands-on learning and small group conversation with kid-centric language. We also send parents and kids home with resources to dive deeper as a family into a relationship with our loving God.

Our prayer is that kids walk away feeling so loved by Christ and our volunteers, whether they are fresh babies or tweens. Christ loves us indefinitely and we hope to pass that along to all kids who walk (or crawl) through the doors of DCC Kids.

Our goal is to provide fun, safe, and age appropriate activities and content that will help teach all children (infants – 5th grade) the values and practices of DCC.

The Children’s Ministry is available during all of our gatherings at Uptown & Wash Park.

INFANT ROOM (0 – 12 months) 

For our smallest DCC Kiddos, our volunteers provide loving care and attention so that parents can engage the adult teaching with peace of mind. Please feel free to share any details about feeding, sleeping and diapering that would make this a success for your baby. Mothers are also welcome to use this room to nurse if needed.

TODDLERS (12 – 24 months) 

Our time with toddlers is spent playing, singing songs, making friend and eating snacks. If your child has any dietary restrictions, please let us know during drop off.

2 & 3 YEAR – OLDS

In this room kids begin to learn and practice God’s word through curriculum. This typically includes stories, circle time, games, table time, snacks, memory verse, and prayer.

4 & 5  YEAR – OLDS

In this room kids begin to learn more about the story of the Bible and how they are invited to play a part through their unique story. They are also learning how to put biblical truths into practice in their own lives. This class includes a time of musical worship, small groups, and Christ-centered activities.


In this class kids will continue learning about the good, big story of the Bible and how they are invited to play a part. This class dives deeper into scripture studying biblical truths and putting them into practice. Through large group teaching, musical worship and small groups, the kids are introduced to many different avenues of learning.

4th & 5th GRADE

At this age kids are ready to be challenged by deeper conversation. We continue to engage in musical worship, small groups, and Christ-centered activities, and begin to help these kids learn how to be young leaders and begin to make faith their own.


Nursery room (0-24 mos)           1:4
2s&3s                                           1:8
4-6 Yr. Olds                                1:12
7-11 Yr. Olds                               1:12

Psalm 127 tells us that children are a gift from God. Therefore, we have an awesome responsibility to love them, care for them and teach them. As parents who are seeking to follow Jesus, you have the great privilege and responsibility to model what it means to live in the ways of Jesus. More than anyone else, your children will watch you as they seek to follow Jesus themselves. 

Our vision at DCC Kids is to equip you with enough resources to engage with your children in between Sundays and instill the truths from the Bible stories they hear in the classroom.


Preschool Parent Take-home for Ages 2-5 Week 1

Preschool Parent Take-home for Ages 2-5 Week 2

Preschool Parent Take-home for Ages 2-5 Week 3

Preschool Parent Take-home for Ages 2-5 Week 4

Elementary Parent Take-Home Week 1

Elementary Parent Take-Home Week 2

Elementary Parent Take-Home Week 3

Elementary Parent Take-Home Week 4


“Dear friends, since God so love us, we also ought to love on another.” ~ 1 John 4:11

Our priority is to make sure we create a safe environment for all of our volunteers and kids. In order to do this, we have set in place the following policies and procedures.


All volunteers must go through a background check and approval process before being allowed to serve in each of our classrooms.


Make sure your child has gone through the official check-in process with our Check-In team located on the 3rdfloor in the front of the DCC Kids entrance at Wash Park or the landing inside the DCC Kids entrance at Uptown. Families will receive two ID tags for each child with a corresponding family ID number.  If you do not have your ID tag or an orange volunteer lanyard, you may not be allowed access to the DCC Kids areas.


Volunteers will never go into the bathroom alone with your child. If your child need help, two adults will assist your child.


Please communicate any allergies your child may have to the volunteers working with your child.


If your child is having trouble following the guidelines that have been put in place, the volunteers will first try directing the child’s behavior. If that doesn’t work, the children’s pastor will be contacted so that they can handle the situation apart from your child’s small group.


We ask that a child be fever free for at least 24 hours before entering the environments.


First aid kids are readily available to our volunteers and placed throughout the children’s ministry environments.


All volunteers have been trained on our church  emergency evacuation plan. There is a map on the wall by the door of each classroom with the emergency exit route, along with a red bag containing everything volunteers will need to execute the emergency evacuation plan and lead the children to safety.


Should your child get lost after he or she has been dropped off, the environment will be shut down and no one will be allowed to enter or exit until your child has been found.


Volunteers are trained to wear gloves and sanitize the training area. Other adults are around during the process and will let you know that your child has been changed. If you prefer to change a diaper yourself, please communicate this to the volunteers in your classroom and they will page you as needed.


We wipe down each toy with antibacterial wipes and let them air dry after all of the children have left.

We believe that living in community allows us to journey together and demonstrate God’s love to all people. There are many ways for our families to get connected and feel a part of the DCC community.


We have many family-friendly groups which are a great place to begin building connections through community.


God calls us to join together, each using our unique gifts to create one body. If you are gifted and passionate about serving families and teaching children we would love to connect you to the children’s ministry.

  • Sunday Morning Room Volunteers
    • Early Childhood Volunteers (Infants, Todders, 2’s & 3’s)
    • Small Group Leaders (Preschool/Kindergarten & Elementary)
    • Set-up/Tear-Down Team (UT only)
    • Check-In Team
    • Creative Arts Team
    • Special Needs Team
    • Fill-In Team
  • Other Volunteer Options
    • Curriculum Development
    • New Families
    • Family Groups
    • Events
    • Classroom Design

Contact Maggie (Uptown) or Michelle (Wash Park) to find out more about these opportunities.

We also have many service opportunities for families to build better connections to your community here at DCC and in the city of Denver.


DCC MOPS meets every other Friday morning at DCC from September through May.
MOPS is a space for moms of littles – by that we mean, pregnant with your first up to having kids in preschool. If we are being honest, sometimes deciding to flourish scares us, because flourishing is wild and organic. It is unpredictable and hard to define and far from tame. It is a dance with holy goodness. And that is both terrifying and thrilling. This next year at MOPS, we are choosing to flourish fiercely together.
For information about MOPS groups  at Uptown and Wash Park, reach out to MOPS@denverchurch.org, or visit our MOPS Facebook, or the MOPS website.



We love to keep our families up-to-date on what’s happening in DCC Kids. Join our listserv to get information on upcoming events, monthly curriculum, and other ideas on how to demonstrate God’s love to your kids and the community.

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Family Social Connect – March 22

Join other DCC Families for a casual night of dinner and connection. This month our host family is near our Wash Park location. Sign up to join them here.

Marriage Morning – March 28 

This year we’ve kicked off what we’re calling Marriage Mornings. These gatherings allow couples to come together to explore where their marriage is at and how to move forward together toward greater health and connection. We’d love to have you join us for our next event on Saturday, February 29 from 9-11am at our Wash Park Building. To register, click here.

Full 2020 Calendar

Download our full calendar of events for 2020 here.



Wash Park Children’s Pastor




Uptown Children’s Pastor