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Before You Visit

At Desert Rivers, we care about and want to minister to our guests. We’d like to answer a few questions you might have as you decide to be our guest this Saturday.

What time are the services?

Our service begins at 6 pm. Additionally, we offer a free dinner each week before the service that begins at 5:15 pm and runs until 6 pm when the service starts. The dinner is very informal and buffet style. In general, about 75-85% of our attendees come to dinner. We view our meal together as a great time of fellowship that is important within our vision…. “Connecting people to Christ and community.” Those individuals that don’t attend dinner simply show up at 6 pm for the service.


How do I get there?

Our dinner and service are currently held within Grace Covenant Church. We are currently renting this space until we move to our own facility in the near future. The address is: 3111 N. Main St. Las Cruces, NM 88005. You can get turn by turn directions by clicking here.

How long are the services?

Our services typically last about an hour and fifteen minutes to and hour and a half. The services contain an announcement time, a call to worship, a contemporary style worship time, a brief children’s message, and teaching from the Bible that will apply directly to your life.

Is there a dress code?

No. Feel free to dress in clothes that are comfortable for you when you come to DRCC. You can “dress up” if you want, or wear casual clothes. God is interested in your heart, not your wardrobe. Most of our normal attendees are dressed casually.

Will I be singled out if I’m new?

Absolutely not. You are our guest. Our goal is for you to have the best experience possible. So you can feel free to be anonymous or engage in whatever level you feel comfortable with.

What about my kids?

DRCC has an exciting Children’s ministry where your kids will be taught the Bible in age-appropriate classes. We offer 4 different age range appropriate classrooms as follows: Babies (Seeds), Toddlers (Roots), Kinder-2nd Grade (Sprouts), and 3rd-6th grade (Timbers). Our goal is to make church on Saturday the best hour of your kid’s week. For the beginning portion of the service (announcements, call to worship and worship set) we ask the older kids (kinder – 6th grade) to remain with their parents. Then, after the worship portion of the service, the kids are asked to come to the front row of seats where Pastor Chris will address them personally and pray over them before sending them off to their classes with their teachers escorting them. This is a quick 5 minuet children’s lesson and prayer that includes our kids in the service and theme of scripture that the parents will be learning that evening. To learn more about our children’s ministry, please click here.
We hope you’ll consider joining us! If you have any additional questions please give us a call at (575) 644-1417. You can additionally find more info on our Facebook page here.