Children & Youth Ministries

Welcome to Desert Foothills Children & Youth Ministry. We are committed to providing a safe and loving environment where our children and youth can experience Biblical truths as they grow in God's word. We look forward to seeing your family each Sunday and partnering with you to "train up the children in the way they should go!"

Youth Ministry


Kids' Time


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Youth Ministry

We meet on Sunday nights!

Here is what/who we are:

All 6th -12th grade youth are invited to meet in our youth room off the worship center. 

Middle and high school ministry of Desert Foothills Lutheran Church.  Our young people discover the plans and purposes God has for their lives, plans that He has specifically designed for them. Email our Youth Minister, Ben Hoppe for more information.

All youth parents are required to complete the Universal Registration form that is found to the left.

May Events

May 15: 6th - 12th Park Night - Grayhawk Park (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

May 22: Summer Family Fun Night - Life size games (Dinner Provided), 5-7pm

June Events

June 5: High School Youth Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

June 10: Jr. High Movie Night - Youth Room (popcorn and snacks provided), 6-7:30pm

June 12: High School Youth Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

June 19: Bowling - Bowlero North Scottsdale (Dinner Provided & Arcade), 6-8pm

June 24-25: High School Minecraft Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided) 6pm-6am

June 26: Summer Family Fun Night (Dinner Provided), 5-7pm

July Events

July 7-13 - National Youth Gathering

July 17: High School Youth Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

July 22: 6th - 12th Game Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

July 24: Summer Family Fun Night (Dinner Provided), 5-7pm

July 31: High School Youth Night - Youth Room (Dinner Provided), 6-8pm

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2022 National Youth Conference

Our theme for this year's JH Camp is: Problem Solved. Second Corinthians 4: 8-9 says, "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." At camp this year, we will explore how there are struggles and difficulties in this world that can be a heavy burden on each of us, but we will also celebrate how Jesus gives us hope today and is the eternal problem solver.

Our goal at JH Camp is for all of us to explore the pressures, confusions, and stressors in life, what God's done and doing about them, and what we can do about them. We'll do this through lots of experiential learning, meaningful messages, and intentional processing of ideas with peers and adult leaders.

For more information contact: Ben Hoppe at

Who can attend?

Current 8th - 12th grade students.

Trip Dates:

Thursday July 7, 2022 - Wednesday July 13, 2022

Cost of the Trip per student:

$1700 which includes registration fee, airfare, hotel expenses, some meals, tentative "extra" activities. We want to ensure every student pays as little as possible, so our youth budget will contribute to each student as well as fundraising. For more information, contact Ben Hoppe.

Junior High Camp - May 26-29, 2022

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When: May 26-29

Where: Tonto Rim Christian Camp




Confirmation is a milestone in your child's walk with Jesus and their life of faith. They will experience unforgettable retreats, phenomenal mentorships, engaging Biblical teaching, and so much more. Over the course of the three year program, students will grow in understanding about what they believe, they will make friends that will last a lifetime, and they will continue to build upon the faith foundation that you as parents have already begun. This program is open to students entering grades 6th, 7th, 8th.


Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation Sunday May 15

Contact: Pastor Jeremy DaPena  l  l 480.580.8007 

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KidsTime - KidsTime will be on break starting May 29th. We will resume Kidstime in September will new and exciting events! Make sure to join us for our Summer Fun Nights during the summer months! 


Our group sings fun songs, learns exciting Bible stories and has fun worshiping our amazing God. 


We meet Sunday Mornings / During the 10:30 am Worship Service


WHERE: In the Preschool Green Room

Ages 3 years through 5th Grade

Kids are welcome to come have fun with their friends while learning about Jesus! We will bring them back to you at the end of church!

Jesus says in Luke 18, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”  
The safety and security of children is extremely important to us. All parents are required to complete the Registration Form to the left.  We create a safe, exciting atmosphere where kids can discover God's calling while building a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the use of check-ins, your children will be safe while you worship and attend Bible study.

Contact:            l  l 480.585.8007

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Sunday Mornings / During the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Services


WHERE: Located South End of Sanctuary Building

Nursery care is available at the 8:30 service for infants to 4 years and the 10:30 service for infants to 2 years. All parents are required to complete the Registration Form to the left.

Contact:     l  l 480.585.8007

Join us Wednesdays from 9:15 - 10:15 am for songs, readings, crafts, play and fellowship!

Please email Martha if you have any questions or would like to be a part of this class.

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