Youth Connect, our Sunday morning program, welcomes all children from grades pre-K through high school during the 9 am service. Children and adult leaders meet together in the Children’s Worship Room on the 2nd floor for music, activity, prayer, and a lesson which is presented using drama, video, or readings. The children then go to their age-based classrooms to continue the week’s lesson through activity and discussion. We use the Shine: Living in God’s Light curriculum which introduces children to bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. The lessons are age appropriate and encourage children to explore and question as they grow in their faith.
On the first Sunday of each month, Youth Connect participants join the congregation in the Sanctuary during the last part of the service so that all may participate in Communion. Children are welcome to sit with the group or may join their families.
Infant and toddler care is provided during both the 9 and 11 am services. The nursery is located on the 2nd floor.
A Youth Group for students in grades 6 through 12 meets throughout the year, usually on the 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings of the month. Older youth also have the opportunity to participate in mission activities both local and travel based.
Opportunities for adult education include guided conversation groups and book discussion groups.
Safe Place Policy
We are firmly committed to give children and youth the chance to spiritually learn and grow in the safest and most secure environment we can provide. We want to ensure that children and youth can come to Christ at PDCC and be safe, honored, loved, and respected. As well we want parents to have full confidence in the adults that care for their children. Therefore, with God as our guide, the church commits to an organized and through process of volunteer/staff recruitment through the use of the following guidelines:
- Whenever possible, there shall be at least 2 leaders at all youth and children events, including Sunday school retreats and special events.
- It is strongly recommended that volunteers have a minimum of six months active participation in the church community.
- Teachers and youth advisors are asked to fill out a screening form.
Christian Education Registration
Click on the link below to fill out the form for our Christian education program registration.
CE Registration Form